Visual Story Telling

Monday Inspiration. “Malaria” by Edson Oda.

What better way to start your Monday than with an absolutely killer stop motion animated short film featuring, great illustrations, an engaging storyline and plot, simple yet effective special effects, and death.

This animated short was created by  with the intent of being submitted to the Django Unchained Emerging Artist contest. Due to time limitations (it took him six months to make this) He missed the dealine and has instead submitted it to the short film “The Writer” to this competition. I wish Edson the best of luck. He deserves to win big for this one.

The short film combines Origami, Kirigami, Time lapse, nankin illustration, Comic Books and Western Cinema.

“Roper” from Lucid Inc. Story Telling Done Right.

The film below from Lucid Inc. is the story of Kendrick, a Louisiana calf roper that is dreaming of going to the national championships in Las Vegas one day. Not only is the film filled with inspiration about reaching your dreams, it is a fabulous combination of story, and visual presentation. The short documentary is masterfully shot blending  in slow motion footage at times. The rhythm of the film, and the cadence of the editing combine to create a great visual story that is enhanced with Kendrick’s voice over. This is how visual storytelling is done right.

If you are a film maker watch and be inspired. If you aren’t a film maker, watch it and be inspired for other reasons.

Director – Ewan McNicol
Producer – Anna Sandilands
Editors – Marco Perez and Ewan McNicol
Story Producer – Apryl Richards
Sound Recordist – Steven Bechtold
Assistant Editor – Chloé McLennan
Production Coordinator – Eli Martin
Colorist – Jeff Tillotson at Lightpress

Music Score – Madrona Music
Music Supervision – Cary LoGrande at Audiosocket
‘That L’Argent (remix feat. Tucka) – Lil’ Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers