The short film 'The Me Bird' was created by Brazilian studio 18bis as an interpretation of the poem of the same name by Pablo Neruda. 18bis is a multidisciplinary design, animation and motion graphics studio whose mixed-media projects are borne from keyframe, drawing, ink, paper and light.
The animation uses 'Stratastencil' - a technique that traditionally involves adding layers of painstakingly cut-out paper and using them as frames of the animation.
18bis, however, only used paper cut-outs for a few key stages of the animation, instead utilising After Effects to achieve the desired outcome - and highly impressive it is too.
Watch this! The making of The Me Bird:
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