Treat yourself with Reviving Redwood, a lovely animated film about an old man’s struggle to bring life back to an abandoned logging town.
Directed and created by Matt Sullivan as a thesis animation at Ringling College of Art and Design, this short film bursts with spectacular color and flawless animation.
The film sports an appealing premise that’s in every bit equal to its high level of technical brilliance. Transitioning from scene to scene, the creator have mastered the art of details and texture.
Another standout feature of the film is its nostalgic musical score that’s perfectly paired with the brilliant color that’s painstakingly brought to life with every wind vane created by the old man.
I also loved how the creator played with the hues and film lighting to evoke the emotions of the sole character in the story. The transition from gray hues to bright colors portrayed the old man’s emotion in surgical precision.
In Reviving Redwood, Matt Sullivan has created a small world where the viewers can escape for a few seconds and immerse themselves in a joyful ensemble of colors and emotions.