TRI▲NGLE (Full Version) from Grace Nayoon Rhee on Vimeo.

It’s not new, but it’s worth taking an occasional break from the Digital Motion for something inspiring that was animated on paper. “Triangles” by South Korean/American artist Grace Nayoon Rhee is chillingly-beautiful, a roughly-drawn trip through surreal worlds. The smudges on the paper can be simultaneously charming and gloomy, adding weight and substance to this world; it seems no digital effect would quite do the same.

And the film is doubly worth mentioning for the impact of its score and sound design; it says something about the collaboration that sound and direction get a dual, combined credit, as the two media fuse together in unsettling ways. In fact, if anything, it’s worth posting this now as the latest exhibit of the importance of sound in film.

Cal Arts is lucky to have this animator as a student. I can’t wait to see what she does next.

Specs. Oh, and the sound is digital, so there.

2012 | HD | 06’07″ | color | Dolby Digital | Drawing on Paper | USA
What would you do if a stranger disrupted your daily routine?
The choice is whether to accept this person as a friend, or reject him as an outsider.
Director_ GRACE NAYOON RHEE
Sound Design_ ERIK LEHMAN / GRACE NAYOON RHEE
Sound Mix_ ASHISH DHA

Paper isn’t analog, so file this under Create Hand-drawn Motion?

  • john

    really really nice. terrific sound design too