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A Piece of Paper Goes on an Epic Journey in This Animated Short Film

By  · Published on March 19th, 2014

Haruki Kawanaka

Why Watch? Yesterday we went flying with Superman, but this animated short film from Haruki Kawanaka is a flight of a different kind. float is a gorgeous, living sketch book with a score that sounds like a video game console wrote it.

For the most part, it’s a blend of geometry and water color-style work that takes us over the city and across the sea as a piece of paper transforms into something else. Purely experiential, it’s a beautiful – strangely comforting – piece of visual poetry.

What Will It Cost? About 3 minutes.

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