I was out on Vimeo checking out the latest work by Eoin Duffy for TedEd and decided to share this animation for a couple of reasons. First, the quality of the work is just outstanding. The quality of the animation and illustration is really well done. The sound design enhances the mood and works so well with the visual style of the piece, and the writing/narration leads the viewer through the story so well.
The subject matter is one of those great “wrap your noodle around these concepts”. What if everything you think is real is just a giant simulation that some supreme set of beings is controlling? What if its all fake and were just too complacent to realize this? Take a few minutes to watch the video and then spend the rest of your day contemplating all of this.
A couple weeks back a video dropped on Vimeo celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einsteins Theory of Relativity by Eoin Duffy. Which got me to thinking about an animated short he put out about a year ago. Yes if you had any doubts that Santa is real, or where your presents from Santa might come from, this short video puts those questions to rest. If you want to see the amazing little Einstein film, click the link above.
This morning I found a link to something in my inbox that put a smile on my face. A new animated short by Eoin Duffy titled “The Missing Scarf”, winner of more film festival awards than you can shake a stick at and with good reason. Written, animated, and directed by Duffy, the animated piece follows the search for a missing scarf by our hero Albert the squirrel. It’s a great blend of 2D and 3D animation that features George Takei doing the narration is a dark comedy wrapped in the premise of a children’s story. The look of this is so nice. Mostly flat with only the squirrel rendered as a low polly count 3D object. The musical score really works to enhance the over all feel of the piece, and Takei’s narration is spectacular. This is worth the 6 minutes it takes to watch, and hopefully will put a smile on your face this Monday morning as well.
“The first was an emotional display of the event; while “The Missing Scarf” dealt with the aftermath: Primarily the seeming amplification of everyday fears – fear of the unknown, failure, rejection and finally death. The film’s script mirrors my internal debate on the subject – comparing the pros and cons of each, allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions.”
Narrator: George Takei
Writer / Animator / Director: Eoin Duffy
Producer: Jamie Hogan
Script Editor: Richard Duffy
Music Company: Echolab
Composer: Tobias Norberg, Gavin Little (Echolab)
Sound Designers: Gavin Little, Joe McHugh (Echolab)
Post Production: Windmill Lane
Legal: Gordon Judge
Accounting: Stephen Proctor
Funders Representatives –
Emma Scott: Production Executive for the Irish Film Board
Pauline McNamara: Executive Producer – RTE
Fionnuala Sweeney: Film Specialist – Arts Council
Jill McGregor: Schemes & Applications Co-ordinator for the Irish Film Board