Jul 5, 2012
Second Wind By Ian Worrel
Ian Worrell's animated short about two friends and their spiritual journey becomes one of life and death when they encounter a force that has the power to cause a rift between them. The beautifully hand animated piece has a wonderful quality that is both subtle and beautiful, emphasizing its grit and hand drawn origins while managing deliver a self contained narrative devoid of the need of dialogue.
The surreal 4th year Calarts short is truly taken to another level thanks to the amazing music by James Mark, which unlike some student shorts at times managed to perfectly harmonize with the animation. On a positive note though, the conflict that threatens to ruin everything thankfully ends up strengthening the bond between the two companions.