BB Video: "OMAR / HOT PURSUIT / SEARCH," a PSST! Animated Short

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Today we present another animated short from the PSST! 3 Film series — OMAR / HOT PURSUIT / SEARCH. Like the previous shorts we've featured from PSST! project, this one's the result of a collaboration between three teams of animators. Those teams worked together to express a single story with a uniquely animated and separately produced beginning, middle, and end.

OMAR: A Victorian-sepia-dream in which a child fishes for kite-creatures in the sky, and is lifted on an incredible aerial adventure.

HOT PURSUIT: A Google Maps bad guy car chase drama interlude, with cops and robbers.

SEARCH: A child creates the magical superflat universe of which he dreams.

The first segment in today's episode was directed by Doug Purver, the second part by Honest, the third by Cole Gorst, Brian Smith, and Vincent Aricco.

About the PSST! 3 project, curator Bran Dougherty-Johnson tells Boing Boing,

The main creative challenge is really self-initiated. It's to create original and inspired work on no budget and in collaboration with other teams. That in itself is a challenge, but the reward is unfettered creativity and self-expression with no restraints. You can see in the films that the artists involved took this idea to heart.

Art is a form of reality creation. With PSST! we are opening a space for Motion Graphic Design and Animation to do something other than commercials and endtags, to build community and to create our own work.


(Special thanks to Boing Boing Video's hosting and publishing provider Episodic.)