Monday Morning Inspiration

Here’s a work by Bay Area animation veteran Charlie Canfield called HIDE & SEEK. Download it HERE (23mb). It’s a light minute-and-a-half short about a young wolf cub interacting with different forest animals, set to Chopin’s MINUTE WALTZ. ASIFA-San Francisco prez Karl Cohen, who sent me the link, described it as “charming,” and that’s a nice way of putting it. Though the technique is overtly digital, employing After Effects or some similar software, the film feels like cut-out animation because of the segmented parts used to construct the characters and minimal use of squash-and-stretch. It’s nicely designed and has its own distinctive aesthetic. Charming, indeed. See more of Canfield’s work at CharlieCanfield.com.

Charlie Canfield's Hide & Seek