“The Windmill Farmer” by Joaquin Baldwin “The Windmill Farmer” by Joaquin Baldwin

“The Windmill Farmer” by Joaquin Baldwin

Created at the UCLA Animation Workshop in 2010 by Joaquin Baldwin, this sensitive little silhouette film was inspired by the drive back from a trip to Palm Springs. Says Baldwin:

A friend said that it must take them forever to plant and grow so many windmills. I wrote down the title The Windmill Farmer for an idea to explore later, and about a year later I started developing it into a character and story. This film took 4 months to complete from the first boards until the final mix.

  • Beautiful and subtle animation. Very nicely done.

  • Scott B.

    Ah, if only…

    Lovely, hopeful tale. Beautiful backgrounds/palette.

  • Thanks for sharing my film, Jerry! :)

  • uncle wayne

    What a beautiful film! Thank YOO for that share!!

  • Poetry. Wonderful.

  • Rick R.

    Joaquin, that wasn’t just a really nicely told story, I also thought your use of natural color was well done!

    Great work, and I hope you can do more films like these and more!