Here’s a sparky little animated clip called Cinematics by Brazilian designer Pier Paolo to brighten up your day. Cinematics is an experimental self-directed project in which Paolo playfully brings to life some classic film characters that morph into one another throughout the minute long sequence.
We start off with Charlie Chaplin and end with Carl (the 78 year old from Up). I really enjoyed how Cinematics starts in black and white, referencing a by-gone tradition of movie making. Film perforations running across the top and bottom of the movie are a tad ironic as we view Cinematics in a digital format. As the characters move forward through time color is introduced which switches up the background and keeps it fresh and interesting.
The simplistic graphics keep the tone of the clip light, and match the catchy music that accompanies the visuals. Marcelo Baldwin aka Combustion was the sound designer, who remixed famous movie themes and combined them with a dash of Aphex Twin.
Pier Paolo works across a number of disciplines including motion graphics, design, art direction, animation and typography. The ‘Cinematics’ lettering that fronts the clip is part of a font he is hoping to launch shortly. To have a good snoop on Pier Paolo just click here. This is fun and a must-see, so watch it now if you haven’t already. Star Wars fans – you won’t be disappointed.