Fable

Animator / director Daniel Sousa creates a solemn tale of a man and woman controlled and isolated by the forces of nature in Fable. A fantasy grey-scape of paradoxical intrigue. Score and sound design by Dan Golden. More details can be read as follows:

“In this cyclical fairy tale, a man and a woman are cursed to be forever apart. We never see them inhabit the same space but yet we feel that there’s a connection between them. One common element is that they both have the power to transform into animals. But when they do they are compelled to hunt down and destroy the other. They become blind to their passions and are overwhelmed by their instincts.

Technique: Most of the rough animation was prepared in Flash along with the corresponding color fill layers. The drawings were then printed, traced, and cleaned up on paper to achieve a more organic quality. They were then re-scanned and composited in After Effects. Some of the drawings were etched on acetate and rubbed with ink. The backgrounds were a combination of paintings, collages, and photos. The animation was rendered in HD and transferred to 35mm film.”

You can watch the entire ~7 minute animated wonder down at the bottom of this page!

Fable, 2005