29 April 2012

Kagemono: The Shadow Folk

This is the story of a little fox who, when we meet him, is wandering through the woods on a hunting trip. Unfortunately he soon comes across something quite frightening and dark and ends up the one being hunted instead!  This animated short by Sabrina Cotugno represents her fourth year film at Calarts.  As such the sophistication of the artwork and animation belies the fact that it is an undergraduate work.

The texture of the piece is really quite lovely, giving it a hand painted feel. I also really like the design of our little hero here – especially the extraordinarily bushy tail that Cotugno has given him (or her!).  Altogether this is a charming piece and certainly indicative of greater things to come.