Sunday, July 15, 2012

Proto Anime Cut

Yesterday I went to the PROTO ANIME CUT exhibition at La Casa Encendida in Madrid. The exhibition is focused on such talented japanese animation realted artist as Hideaki Anno, Haruhiko Higami, Koji Morimoto, Hiromasa Ogura, Mamoru Oshii y Takashi Watabe. From precise background works to layouts and preliminary sketches hundreds of drawings are shown, many for the very first time in their original form. It's specially pleasant to see the original piece of paper of a drawing you have seen many times, this is the case of one of my favorite anime director Koji Morimoto. Some of the drawings compiled in Orange Scrapbook and the short film  EXTRA with music by Ken Ishii can be seen in here.

A great catalogue has been published in Spanish and English and as the exhibition took place first in Berlin some months ago, the same catalogue is also available in German and English on Amazon

Proto Anime Cut Archive
Stefan Riekeles (Redactor) 
see a review here 

German and English edition available on Amazon:
US / ES / JP

Spanish and English edition available on Amazon:
US / ES / JP

The image a the top is a GIF I did, first showing a concept drawing by Takashi Watabe and the transition to the final image that is shown in the final film. As you can see there is so much work in animation that a the end is not seen. In my opinion this great handmade pieces sometimes are much more exciting that the final work as this image clearly demonstrates.

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