Sunday, February 22, 2009

Leonardo da Vinci: The Animator

so, Carlos Lascano is a man of many talents. he's got no less than the following talents down pat: painting, illustration, comics, photography, animation, special effects, editing, writing for the screen, filmmaking -- all in feature films, short films, television, advertising, and documentaries both animated and live-action.

and within the animation discipline, he's mastered different types of said discipline and weaves them seamlessly to create a singularly unique visual style. his recent advertisement for Red Bull showcases this ability to mix mediums while not distracting from the content:

The Can from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

even more engaging, i think, is when Lascano wraps his techniques around a more narrative type of story (though not too narrative). A Short Love Story in Stop Motion is, once again, a mix of styles, but is more based in the titular technique than the others. his take on stop motion:

"What attracts me most is the fact that I find stop motion to be irreplaceable in providing the organic look I consider to be one of the key features of my style. I also like the way I can control the motion and wiggle of the elements, since it allows me to completely personalize the movement."

A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

and once again, not to be pigeonholed, the guy manipulates and frames a series of still photos (kind of pixilation, kind of not) into a coherent and inspiring narrative. these are the things advertising execs drool over:

Inspiration (stopmotion) from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

you guys hooked yet? check out his website and blog for more.

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