showcase: Perihelion, by Nick Cross, a little nsfw.

By Mike Valiquette

Nick Cross has been teasing, via Twitter, that he’d have something new for us today. Most assumed it would be an update on his feature film, Black Sunrise.

Nope.

Here’s what Nick has to say about the film:

WTF did you just watch?
Perihelion is a sort of animated tone poem. It is a short film that toes the line between narrative and non-narrative, essentially having no real beginning, middle or end.

Visually, I was heavily inspired by the work of a number of German painters from the early 20th century. Notably: Otto Dix, Richard Oelze, Ingrid Griebel-Zietlow, Rudolf Schlichter and Max Ernst, as well as Francisco Goya. This is sort of a tribute to the work of these artists living in a time of Fascism and impending war, which really informed their work in a distinct way.

Story, art and animation by Nick Cross (nickcrossanimation.com)
Audio samples courtesy of Freesound.org
Special thanks to alphadog, szuhogyisziszi, Sampleconstuct, Timbre, martian

Animated with a Cintiq 20 WSZ using Toonboom Animate
Backgrounds painted in Adobe Photoshop
Compositing and effects were done in Adobe After Effects
Editing was done in Final Cut Pro

Completed March 23, 2012

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One Response to “showcase: Perihelion, by Nick Cross, a little nsfw.”

  1. Now thats what I like to see! A nice uplifting family film!

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