“Africa Directo: Los Nadies” By Carlos Salgado

Carlos Salgado, an illustrator, designer and director for Spanish production company User T38 sent us a note with a link to his beautifully stylized spot:

“I’ve been following Cartoon Brew for a long time and has been a web of reference and inspiration for my work. In the last year I’ve been directing and design 3 pieces of animation that will be seeing this year, the first of them (ironically the last one I made ​​but the first to be shown) is a 1 minute and 40 seconds long animation made ​​for an NGO (non governmental organization), África Directo (a humanitarian aid group), I invite you to see the animation we have done.”

Credits after the jump…

CREDITS
Client: África Directo
Agency: Sra. Rushmore
Creative team: Germán Jiménez & Elena Delgado
Agency Producer: Freelance For Free
Production Company: User T38
Director: Carlos Salgado
Executive Producer: Miguel Ángel Fernández
Character Design & Backgrounds: Carlos Salgado
2D Animators:Raúl Echegaray, Alberto Sanchez
Additional 2D Animators: Rubén Fernandez, Raúl Monge
3D artist: Alex Baqué
Composition: Ezequiel Bluvstein, Eloy Gazol, Roi Prada
Sound: Sonomedia
Music: José Battaglio
Poem: Eduardo Galeano


  • http://www.stringstornasunder.blogspot.com Chris Powell

    OH MY GOSH that was wonderful and moving!!
    I couldnt understand the monologue but the film told the whole story!!

    WONDERFUL job on the animation! my goodness!!

    • http://rodtejada.wordpress.com Rod Tejada

      I just posted a link to a translation of the poem. It’s very, very touching!

      • http://www.stringstornasunder.blogspot.com Chris Powell

        thanks. you are right.

  • Gbop

    Beautiful design and animation

  • vineet

    beautiful.

  • http://rodtejada.wordpress.com Rod Tejada

    I still have goosebumps on my spine!

    That text from Eduardo Galeano is very powerful by itself, but with this beautiful animation got amplified may, many times more.

    Thank you. Just amazing!!

  • http://rodtejada.wordpress.com Rod Tejada
  • http://www.enigmation.de slowtiger

    I’ve rarely seen this graphic style match that flawlessly with realistic movements. Even the little camera gimmicks fit in well. This is a little masterpiece.

  • tomm

    excellent stuff

  • Doug

    Wonderful! In particular I love the little details in this piece. Eg. the hands on the drum, with the skin of the drum moving when being played. How often I’ve seen something like this and have wanted this level of detail!

    This is truly marvelous work!

  • http://www.animationinsider.net/ Aaron B.

    Really excellent stuff. I can’t wait to see the others.

  • AltredEgo

    Amazing…and heartbreaking.

  • http://mayersononanimation.blogspot.com Mark Mayerson

    Better than Tintin.

  • pizzaforeveryone

    very beautiful

  • http://www.rileyphillips.blogspot.com Riley Phillips

    Hey that was really awesome! Loved the stylization and the mood. Well done everyone involved!

    (ps. just want to point out that the name in the title is spelled differently than that in the credits)

  • JMatte

    Really beautiful work! Congrats to the whole crew. Can’t wait to see the other spots that were made.

  • cbat628

    Moving. Simply moving.

  • guguii

    I wish we could read at the end of the short something like “this short has been donated by the autor to the ONG” or similar.

  • The Gee

    Others have already pointed out the stuff I would’ve written.

    This is a really well-done piece and thanks for making it and sharing it.

    After these spots, I hope you guys get to do something on a topic that is joyous though. I’d love to see where you take it.

    Keep on keeping on.