Cakeaters – An animated film too weird to live

31 Jul

These are some images from my animated film called Cakeaters. I like the stills better than the film as a whole. At a New York screening of the film I had my worst but most educational artistic experience. Seeing something that you spent nearly three years making being quickly disregarded and judged (rightly) on the merits of it as a film was eye opening (even gut wrenching). Leaving the screening I felt bizarre. It was as if I had never seen the film. The deafening silence spoke volumes about the films snail paced timing and limited animation but also taught me that in the end, a film’s primary goal is to entertain. Even when you are bludgeoning your audience with a frightening truth, you must make it look good. I may be too hard on myself. Check out the animation and judge for yourself at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOZwa0th5q8&feature=channel_page

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2 Responses to “Cakeaters – An animated film too weird to live”

  1. Roy February 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    Love it. Pace is a moveable feast. And slick production values can get in the way. It all depends on what your audience expects, I guess.

    • thecakeater February 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

      Thank you Roy. I appreciate that. Yes, I didn’t see a huge problem with the pace. Animators are a ruthless bunch. Thanks again.

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