The Ruffled Crow

Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things

In the Box (V Kocke)

It’s Monday. This short seems appropriate.

A character tries to out-think the box.

This is stop-motion animation at it’s finest. The simple loose-jointed manikin is expressive and exudes concentration and exasperation trying to solve the puzzle. Even the background, the smooth grey walls and the light, are characters.

This short reminds me a lot of Balance, an Oscar winning short in 1989. Some for the character(s) and setting style, but more for the eloquence of movement in reacting to the environment.

Written and directed by Michal Struss.

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