Wednesday, December 17, 2014

'Hermès Noel,' A Takeoff on Rudolph

Hermès Noel

"Hermès Noel," A Takeoff on Rudolph.

Hermès Noel from Hornet on Vimeo.

This is a cute (and subtle) ad from Hermès called 'Hermès Noel.' It is brilliantly done by director Peter Sluszka (who goes by the name 'Hornet'), with all the bells and whistles that you would expect from a truly top animation shop.

Perhaps the most brilliant thing about this animation is that it tells a complete tale in exactly one minute. You won't even notice that it is only one minute when you are done, you'll just be like, wow, that was really cool. But that's difficult to do - tell a story in one minute. Can't have any fat on the bones of something that short. And they manage to do it here.

It is a stop motion animation that is a slightly different take on the classic 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tale. The way they work the scarf in - you knew there was going to be a scarf, right? - just shows how good these guys really are.


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