A Haunting Tale of a Sinking Island, From Its Last House's Point of View

This animated short by Lynn Tomlinson goes through the history of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake. It functions almost like the house's life is flashing before its eyes, before it goes under the waves. It's like an even more depressing version of The Giving Tree

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Tomlinson's technique is unique: each frame is "painted" with a thin layer of clay, creating a sort of stop-motion/tradition cell animation hybrid. You can see photos of the short in progress on Tomlinson's site.


Contact the author at katharine@io9.com.

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DrColossus
DrColossus

WHY MUST ALL OF THIS STUFF BE HIDEOUSLY DEPRESSING.

Can one not make a goddamn whimsical piece about a house fleeing its land-based existence to take an adventure under the sea? COME ON! ART NEED NOT MAKE ME WANT TO CLAW MY EYES OUT WITH MISERY.

GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.