This marks the beginning of a new Heated Forest tradition, where we will be showcasing a new short film every Saturday. Today’s short is an animation called “Alma,” written and directed by Rodrigo Blaas. The short came out about a year ago. Find out more about the film and its makers at the film’s official website. [...]
Here’s something I’d never even heard of before. “Destino,” a short animated film that started as a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí in 1945. Production was eventually shut down due to financial concerns. While Walt’s nephew Roy was working on Fantasia 2000, he unearthed footage and decided to finally finish the project. It [...]
An animated short film that I was going to write, produce, direct, animate, edit, and score… With my degree in Fiction Writing hot off the press, it’s no wonder that I thought I was qualified to make an animated short film. Worry not that I can’t draw to save my life, and know virtually nothing about animation. I was convinced that I could learn. And besides, it would be good for my resume.
This is a dream I had several years back, either in 2007 or 2008. I turned it into a prose piece, and helped Chicago-based artist Christine Even animate a short charcoal animation called “Poor Kate Confronts Her Shadow” inspired by the dream.
Here’s the piece, followed by the animation.