Daniel Sousa’s beautifully crafted Fable, a subtle tale of two shape shifters, has been on the festival circuit for a few years and is now online. Sousa tells us of his technique:
“Most of the rough animation was prepared in Flash along with the corresponding color fill layers. The drawings were then printed, traced, and cleaned up on paper to achieve a more organic quality. They were then re-scanned and composited in After Effects. Some of the drawings were etched on acetate and rubbed with ink. The backgrounds were a combination of paintings, collages, and photos. The animation was rendered in HD and transfered to 35mm film.”
Sousa works out of Providence, RI, where he’s also an animation teacher at RISD. You can read about his current animated project, Feral, on his production blog.