Paperman will make you fall in love with
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Paperman will make you fall in love with by John Kahrs Paperman is a visual treat. It takes the simple story, of a girl and a boy meeting at a railway station and falling for one another.
Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.
Watch this Wonderful story.. beautiful and sublime has the power to engulf you in its own happiness. Enjoy.
Kahrs said that the idea for the short materialized when he was working as an animator. When describing the inspiration for the film’s unique style of animation, which was created with a new in-house technology called Meander. Kahrs stated, “We brought together as best we could the expressiveness of 2D drawing immersed with the stability and dimensionality of CG. The technique, called “final line advection”gives the artists and animators a lot more influence and control over the final product as everything is done within the same department; “In Paperman, we didn’t have a cloth department and we didn’t have a hair department. Here, folds in the fabric, hair silhouettes and the like come from of the committed design decision-making that comes with the 2D drawn process. Our animators can change things, actually erase away the CG under layer if they want, and change the profile of the arm.
The story is not complete, but its a point in the story where people reunites and a new story is about to begin. What’s your view on it