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And Now for No Bokeh: Cordell Barker's Animated 'Runaway'

01.15.11 @ 2:20PM Tags : ,

One of the best aspects of shooting on a big-sensor DSLR is the way it can turn something that’s pretty ugly (to the naked eye) into something that looks halfway decent on screen, thanks to aesthetically-pleasing bokeh. One genre of film that doesn’t take advantage of this aesthetic, however, is 2D animation. Sure, many modern computer-assisted animations introduce some background blur, but sometimes I find the crisp flatness of old-fashioned, two-dimensional animation refreshing. This animated short is also relevant to our times:

And a look behind the scenes:

[via Short of the Week]


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