I’ve mentioned before that I animated about 2 minutes for a feature documentary called Food Fight directed by Chris Taylor from November Films. I created it traditionally – hand drawn, ‘inked’ and colored in Photoshop and composited in After Effects (after getting rid of some bad RAM that caused minor disasters for a week or two before I figured out what was going on).
The film concerns the state of agriculture in this country and what we grow and eat.
From the film’s website: ” Eating good food is a sensual experience. We taste it, we savor it, and we remember great meals. Sharing those meals with family and friends helps define our humanity. And the food we choose to eat expresses a fundamental choice about the kind of world we want to live in.
But there is a great lie being sold to the American food consumer about these choices. That lie is that the food being grown for us on the big farms and sold in the big chain supermarkets is tasty and nutritious. The truth is, it is neither.”
Check out the film’s site for more info.
The film has been screened once or twice as a work in progress, but will soon have the official Premiere in the U.S. in Los Angeles. I will post more when I hear more. I will even load-up a small portion of the animation next week. When I try and imagine my animation being projected on a 35 or 70mm huge screen in a movie theater, I get a little queasy. But I think it turned out funny and interesting and provides a good method to quickly show how agriculture developed in the U.S. from the Great Depression on.
Here are a few captures I’ve been meaning to post.