More along the themes of The Incredibles vs. The Polar Express: Here are two short films in roughly the same niche: science fiction about giant machines. But the production techniques and values of the two couldn’t be more different:
- Rockfish is 3D animation of the highest quality by Blur Studio. A lot of work went into it by a lot of people, with truly astounding results.
- Walk-Smash-Walk is a Flash movie, the solo work of Sakupen, a 19-year-old student from Seattle.
Yet with all the differences in the production of the two movies, there’s little difference in the story-telling impact of each. I’d actually give Walk-Smash-Walk the edge. Filmmakers should put story-telling first, and technology second. Like many other people, they concentrate on technology when they should be focusing more on connecting people together in whatever way they can.
BTW: Sakupen’s other movie is Dad’s Home, which is more of a traditional cartoon, but also very well done.