Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Zdeněk Miler

I was introduced to the mole-based films of Zdeněk Miler via Alice Stevenson's wonderful blog earlier today and I can't stop watching. I have been teaching on the Motion Graphics pathway at WSA this term so I have been thinking a lot about illustration as sequence; one informing the next, or in this case, the next informing the previous.

I love the way Miler uses clever framing to tell a story; first you see the underside of an elephant - an abstract brown mass - then he elaborates by switching to a zoomed out side-profile. To top it all his visual language is rich and gorgeous and makes me want to live in a forest more than ever.

You can watch the full collection of mole stories here.