Stills via, GIF by Becky Chung
Sheets of paper and ink duel in Salvatore Murgia and Dario Imbrogno’s hybrid stop-motion and hand-drawn animation short, OTTO. From an illustration of an eye to a sculpture of a crab, the cyclical narrative moves through flat planes to 3D seamlessly. The work was “created with the intention to talk in a metaphorical and abstract way about the natural circle of events, which often switches the rules of the characters involved,” the team describes on their Vimeo page. Accompanied by the audio stylings of sound designer Nicola Ariutti, the fluid movements of the film's ephemeral creature creations are further emphasized, their shifts punctuated by mechanical crackles and electrical fizzing.
See their world come to life on paper—and out of paper—below:
Check out more from Salvatore Murgia on Behance.