Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ben Thomas' and Leo Bridle's 'Train of Thought'

Created by Ben Thomas and Leo Bridle as a graduation film at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, in Dorset, United Kingdom, the deservedly lauded Train of Thought, presented below, took nine months to make. Animation and paper models were hand-created. Digital compositing software also was used.* The music by Portico Quartet is arranged by Jack Wyllie. Sound design is by Andrew South.

I think you'll agree that this is a creative, beautifully made short. The mix of professional and student actors who bring the paper cut-outs to life is ingenious.

Train of Thought from Leo Bridle on Vimeo.

Go here to see how the stop-motion film, from storyboarding to final edit, was made. Also see this post on the making of the film.

Official Film Website

Ben Thomas Blog

Ben Thomas on LinkedIn and Vimeo

Leo Bridle Films

* Compositing enables disparate elements from different sources to be blended into a single image and for component elements to appear as if shot with the same camera in the same light. (Steve Wright's Digital Compositing for Film and Video is found here on GoogleBooks and is available through Amazon.)


M.L. Gallagher said...

Wow -- that was amazing! So simple and elegant and entertaining.

Laura said...

Mind boggling the work that went into that piece. I think it is perfectly lovely. I don't think I've ever seen this technique before. Thank you for introducing me, Maureen. (and thanks for the hugs over at my place :)

nance marie said...

train of thought...

interesting story about thought
and such a work of art.