Monday, December 10, 2012

Animation Monday: I'm not quite sure what it was

This is a short film made to fit a piece of music. It doesn't work with color at all but is purely black and white. It is very surreal and also a bit frightening.

It is made by Rickard Bengtsson, a very talented young man with the future ahead.

"I'm not quite sure what it was" from Rickard Bengtsson on Vimeo.

Rickard Bengtsson tells about the project:
I've been a big fan of music by the great composer Ludovico Einaudi for a long time. About 2 years ago I found this great, very different and mysterious track of his. After searching for it I couldn't find any info on it. Who are the people, where is it from?

Which just made me even more interested and right after hearing it for the first time I knew I had to make an animation for it. It was a project that has always been in the back of my mind and hasnt changed a whole lot since day 1.

3 months ago I started working on it for real. It was my first real venture into cellanimation aswell which was a long and painfull process. But so worth the result! I worked on it inbetween real client projects and when I could make time for it. At this point I don't even know how many hours I've put into it.

I have tried to get in touch with Ludovico Einaudi/his people regarding this project cause I'd love for them to see it. But every email adress I've been pointed to either is not functional or I haven't gotten a reply.

All the credit for the orginal music of course goes to him. I'm merly an artist doing what I have to - create. Inspired by his work.

Extra sound design to the project is created by Vince Kriss, co-worker at Adme.

Rickard Bengtsson

Ludovico Einaudi - Prima

Sound Design
Vince Kriss