This is a fun animation from the School of Visual Arts. It's a colorful animation shot in dark hues, with lots of shadows and lush tones.
It's about an old magician - "The Amazing Birdum" - tasked with entertaining his unreceptive teen grandson who is more interested in his iPad than reality. Can he pull one last rabbit out of the hat? Watch and see!
From the Broken Wand video page:
When a washed-up magician gets a visit from his sullen preteen grandson, can the two find a way to reconnect?
A short animation directed by Anne Yang and Michael Altman at the School of Visual Arts.
DIRECTED BY - Anne Yang & Michael Altman
MODELING, LOOK DEV, LIGHTING & COMPOSITING - Anne Yang
RIGGING & ANIMATION - Michael Altman
THESIS ADVISORS - Seth Gollub & Joe Burrascano
ADDITIONAL MODELING - J.D. Gardner, Adrienne DeLuca, Justin Coo, Chris Ribar, Brett Taggart, Dan Dickheiser
ADDITIONAL RIGGING - Brett Taggart
ADDITIONAL ANIMATION - Thaddaeus Andreades, Kyle Moy, Chris Ribar, Elaina Brillantes
DYNAMICS - Diana Kim, Vraja Parra
ADDITIONAL PAINTING - Minji Sohn, Stephanie Lin
SOUND DESIGN - Collin Blendell
MUSIC SCORE - Wei-San Hsu