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Trailer: “A Morning Stroll” by Grant Orchard

A Morning Stroll

Promising trailer for A Morning Stroll by Grant Orchard, whose brilliant timing and shrewd minimalism have made him a long-time favorite of mine. The short was produced by Studio AKA which also reps Orchard for commercial work. Here’s a bit more about his latest, which will premiere at Annecy in June:

‘When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we’re left to wonder which one is the real city slicker…’ Based loosely on a real life event recounted in Paul Auster’s brilliant book True Tales of American Life, Grant Orchard’s A Morning Stroll tells the story of one New Yorker’s early morning encounter with a chicken, an event that plays out over 100 years.

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  • Yvette Kaplan

    I love it!!! : )

  • Some Girl

    Very unique.

  • aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh….love it love it love it.

  • Want to see the whole thing, the chicken is just charming. And it features one of my favourite ideas, if I interpret it correctly from this short excerpt: moving areas in the frame revealing the same place in different times. I saw this concept first in a comic by Richard McGuire in Raw magazine in 1989 and always wanted to expand it to film.

  • Big fan of StudioAKA. Went to visit them on a trip to the UK last year. Went mainly for a buddy’s wedding, but then remembered that one of my favourite studio’s was in town. Got a guided tour and met Grant. Really digged the LOVESPORTS stuff I saw years ago, and then went through frame-by-frame on some of their other stuff, their work is so polished, really … crisp and neat.

    Awesome. I aspire.

  • No wonder Studioaka still remains as my favorite studio ever, one tiny little pinch of mile right before Aardman. :)

  • Grant is the man, I love all his work. The black and white segments are my favourite.

  • You see.. now THAT’S what I call creative and fresh!

    Love what’s coming out of AKA. Wished I worked in commercials :)

  • That was so cool how the trailer transitioned from 2D to 3D animation, with just a glimpse of the 3D at the end. That’s something you don’t see very often.

  • This trailer is leaving me slathering for more. The artwork builds a minimalist style at the opening and layers on top of it a huge range of animation styles (I count 6, if I’m not mistaken). All of this in less than 30 seconds. Wow.

    The soundtrack is perfect for it too. I hope this wins, but either way I want to see the full length of it.