CB Fest, our new series of online short film premieres, launches this evening with Golden Oldies (2016), a slapstick rock ‘n’ roll cartoon with a nostalgic setting and a fresh approach to cartoonish pixilation. The short is co-directed by Daan Velsink and Joost Lieuwma of Dutch studio Frame Order.
In just under three minutes Golden Oldies showcases a whirlwind of techniques: pixilation, live-action, and digital 2D, with lots of greenscreen and old-school props. It took the dedicated team of (traditionally 2D) animators four months to produce the film. After watching the film, check out our visual essay below with comments from both of the directors.