Sometimes I hit on a digital short that captures the mind in a way that pixar just can't. Right now, the culprit is "Ectype's End
," a pleasantly surrealistic look at what happens when your daily drudge is suddenly filled with life.
A mix of hand animated characters, 3d graphics, and photo backdrops, "Ectype's End" will make you wonder, make you think, but don't get Zimmerman over it. Enjoy yourself, mmkay?
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- Produced by: Rhubarb Zoo
- Year released: 2006
- Running Time: 9:28
- The Film
3C70 is no more than a number. Forced into a clockwork world where his only purpose is to duplicate and multiply, he sets about his task without question. Within seconds, however, his small world is turned upside down when a strange plant upends the order of his simple life.
- Ectype’s End is a fast-paced and visually charged ride that combines hand-drawn characters with photographed locations. Featuring a quirky soundtrack that drives and describes the journey of its protaganist, Ectype’s End approaches the age-old issue of conformity with a story that is suitable for all ages.
Jeremy Hay - Direction, Script, Backgrounds, Digital Animation, Compositing
Dane Jacobs - Direction, Character Design, Backgrounds, Classical Animation, Sound Effects, Music
- Download - 55MB (Quicktime)