“5M80” is an animated short by Nicolas Deveaux featuring high diving giraffes. The film is named after the average height of its stars. It was inspired by an earlier project of Deveaux’s called “7TONNES3” that featured an elephant jumping on a trampoline.
In an age of tweets and texts, cellphone novels and films created with iPhones, it seems that short is in vogue, at least when it comes to technology-enabled communications and artistic expression. Perhaps it’s the fast pace of our lives these days. Everyone’s so busy. No one seems to have any time. Or, maybe it’s the easy and affordable access people now have to the technology. With just the expense of a smartphone, anyone can make a film, particularly a short film, right?Wednesday, May 1st, 2013