ALL HAIL GRANT ORCHARD!

Had the pleasure of seeing Grant Orchard‘s new animated short ‘A Morning Stroll’ yesterday, and it’s a thing of beauty.

Without wanting to get all maudlin about how much better other people’s work always seems, Grant’s stuff is always, without exception, amazing. His work’s beautifully and sparingly designed, light on its toes in terms of pacing, genuinely funny, and never fails to surprise…. a quality that’s often super hard to pull off, but which he does so with annoying regularity.

The trailer below is really nicely put together. With overlaying techniques that don’t surface in the full length version, and  a tone that’s largely unrepresentative of the film itself, it pretty much works as a stand alone piece. After the break below I’ve also included links to a couple of his other clips.

With the likes of Grant and David O’Reilly chomping at the bit, imagine what British animation could be like if these guys were given features and decent funding, instead of awful awful awful awful  crap like “Valiant”, for which I refuse to even provide an IMDB link.

Fortunately for us all, despite his prodigious talent, Grant Orchard is also tremendously ugly and rather tedious company.

A Morning Stroll

 

Posted: April 6th, 2011
at 9:30am by Griff

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