May 2, 2014
Animated by David Davis as part of his first year film at Calarts, Touch is a really promising first year film which surprised me with it's subtlety. Centered around a solitary man living in the woods we come to realize that despite his serene, honest demeanor this man is afflicted with a very unfortunate condition centered around his touch. When he's faced with a suffering creature outside his house, a difficult choice must be made.
While the choice of grayscale was probably due to time constraints, it really does lend itself well to the tone of this short. Despite being a first year student, the pacing and narrative reminded me of something a more veteran animator would put out, so kudos to David for that.