Watch an Amazing Animated Short Created with Pens and Post-It Notes

Watch an Amazing Animated Short Created with Pens and Post-It Notes

Apr 08, 2014

Yellow Sticky Notes

When we think of modern animation, we tend to imagine studios full of people using computers to create the stylized visual worlds we’ve come to expect from companies like Pixar. However, it’s still possible to create some totally awesome animation with little more than a pen, some paper and a bit of talent.

Take, for instance, this animated short film entitled Yellow Sticky Notes. Fifteen skilled animators sat down with pens and countless pads of yellow Post-It Notes, and created something truly magical. Here’s a breakdown of the project:

“Each of the animators created their sequence without knowing what the other participants were creating. Starting with a 'to-do' list written on the day of a memorable event, the animators transitioned from text to imagery by utilizing 'animation meditation' to create a visually animated poem representing how their lives were affected by that pivotal day. In the end, the thousands of sticky-note drawings are linked together to create a dynamic and inspirational animated film that connects the human spirit while celebrating individual artistic expression with the goal of inspiring future generations of animators.”

The results are pretty spectacular, especially given their humble origins. The next time you find yourself thinking you can’t do something creative because you don’t have some fancy piece of equipment, look at this video and remember that some very cool things come from simple beginnings.

[via Design Taxi]

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