“The Eagleman Stag” trailer “The Eagleman Stag” trailer

“The Eagleman Stag” trailer

The Eagleman Stag is a new short by 26-year-old London-based animator Mike Please, who is a graduate of Royal College of Art. It has some nice translucency and film grain effects that lend the computer animation a handmade feel.

Oh wait, it’s not computer animation:

This trailer had me totally fooled when I saw it. By paring down his stop motion models to their rawest element–unpainted foam–Mike achieves strikingly distinctive look. A few months ago, I purchased a hot wire foam sculpting tool on a whim, so intrigued was I by the device after watching a live demonstration. I’m even more fascinated by the possibilities of foam after watching this trailer.