Today’s short film, Carlos Lascano’s “A Short Love Story in Stop Motion,” is more than seven years old. I have absolutely no idea why it’s taken me this long to find it. I love the mixture of mediums; parts of it feel very 3D/physical/claymation-y, and parts of it feel very 2D/ethereal/hand-drawn. And parts of it feel very …both.
Using such disparate styles simultaneously feels really unconventional (to me). That’s probably why watching the “Behind the Scenes” stuff — which digs down into how (and why) Carlos created his unusual style — is almost as much fun as watching the short itself. Almost. (Oh, and using Sigur Rós’ “Jumping Into Puddles” is kind of genius. Lots to love here.)
A couple of pencil-outlined birds escape from a little girl´s drawing, leading us through the life she dreams of.