Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Richard Williams' "Prologue" to Screen in Los Angeles

A still image from Prologue
Animation guru Richard Williams, who directed The Thief and the Cobbler, and was animation director on Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, has released a first look at his new six-minute animated short Prologue.  The short film was first screened at Annecy in June of this year, and will be playing soon in selected theatres in Los Angeles. Williams is the author of The Animator's Survival Kit, now the essential textbook for all aspiring animators, as useful for 3D artists as it is for 2D practitioners.

In the video below, Williams explains what made him want to create Prologue, and he shows some clips from the finished film.

The film’s U.S. premiere was held this past weekend at the Telluride Film Festival in the Rocky Mountains. Prologue will soon screen in Los Angeles, in order to have its Academy qualification run.
Poster for Prologue

The film will be screened on Friday, September 11 at The Laemmle Royal Theatre in Los Angeles. Times are yet to be confirmed.

Anyone lucky enough to be living in the LA area should go along. You might even bump into the director!

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