December 21st, 2008

drawing, old man

Happy holidays!

I temporarily interrupt my series of posts about Russian animated features series to direct you to this little animated film that I made for the coming Christmas and New Year celebrations (it is my first-ever finished film):

One Quiet Winter Night (Russian title: Однажды тихой зимней ночью). You can watch it on Newgrounds / смотреть здесь. If that version runs slowly, you can also view an AVI version on Vimeo.

The animation style was influenced by the many wonderful Russian films that I've watched over the years, particularly Norshteyn's films, "Mumu", and the more recent Lullabies of the World (such as this one). Which is not to say that it will be worthy of them. Still I hope you like it.