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Samare: delightful romantic short

Words: Andy Martin (opens in new tab)

A beautiful and delicate mixed media animation from Nicolai Troshinsy (opens in new tab). Built upon a simple premise, this short creates an intimate, romantic atmosphere as the two characters interact with each other.

Smart touches such as the pages turning as the characters blow and unrelated objects giving the viewer the sense of the power of the wind, elevate this animation from the norm.

Animation exercise

It was made as an animation exercise while Nicolai was studying at the animation school La Poudriére (opens in new tab) in Valence.

Currently Nicolai is working on a new short called Astigmatismo which you can pre-order to help with the funding of the production. He has set up a website (opens in new tab) where you can follow the progress of the animation as he makes it if you contribute. And here is a teaser trailer for it with a bit of behind the scenes footage...

Andy Martin is a freelance animation director with over 10 years experience in the field. He also dabbles in illustration and music creation. See his work at his site (opens in new tab) and follow him at @handymartian (opens in new tab).

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