A Little Abstraction

It’s not often that a trailer for an abstract/non-narrative animated short interests me enough to want to write about it, but the trailer for Oerd van Cuijlenborg’s upcoming short 8.1, set to Franz Schubert’s 8th symphony, looks pretty tantalizing. It’s a slick combination of FX animation (flames, snowflakes, birds, etc.) combined with pure abstract imagery. Van Cuijlenborg is a France-based animation artist who recently directed a short for Folimage called ZODIAC and also worked on their new feature LA PROPHETIE DES GRENOUILLES (RAINING CATS AND FROGS). His earlier abstract films have a similarly elegant sense of style and rhythm. You can see clips of his work and find out more about him HERE.