Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Great short film I had a chance to work on, Paperman, is opening up Annecy this year. If you have a chance to go there, don't miss it! I was lucky to work with John Kahrs who directed the film, Jeff Turley who art directed it, and Patrick Osborne who was the animation supervisor~ Also wanted to mention the amazing work done by Hyunmin and Sarah Airess (hand-drawn leads), who were responsible for the final look of the characters!! These were the early visdev pieces that were done at the start of production, one of the pieces has a George drawing that was done by Tom Gatley, amazing character designer at pixar. Tom's work on the film, Earl Oliver Hurst, Hardie Gramatky (and many artists of the 1940s California Watercolor Society), Milt Kahl, Saxon, and Searle inspired me a lot to find the tone for these pieces.