Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sacheen Littlefeather

Here's a small story that inspired me to draw this page, yesterday:

Marlon Brando won an Oscar for his performance in Godfather in 1973. Instead of appearing at the ceremony himself to receive the award, Sacheen Littlefeather represented him and instead of accepting the Oscar, she gave a small speech. This way Brando protested against the treatment of Native Americans by the film industry.
Whether or not this is the real reason behind his not accepting the Oscar, what this girl (who was/is actually a civil rights activistdid can only be admired. Imagine a Native American giving a speech in front of an audience full of whites...

I used traditional media (pencils and markers) and had some (not so) happy accidents with Brando's face. Came out too...burnt :D

Side note: I always heard that Brando was a great actor, but i never got to see films from his young age. Here's a great piece of acting that i discovered recently from The Wild One. I don't remember seeing anything like it before:

Greece i miss you...

Saturday, February 9, 2013


Υο! Been a long time since i last posted anything animation wise..

This is a project i worked for a month in October, at the Film School in Copenhagen together with animation direction students. I apologize for the lack of subtitles, but i'll make an attempt to explain what it is about:

Timeframe: Around 1920's. An expedition is set to explore the Arctic. (If i remember correctly) after an accident on the ship, the captain (blue guy) and a sailor (red guy) are the only survivors. They have very little food left. The captain is trying to manipulate the sailor into serving his interests, but in the end things get out of hand...

The bodies are motion captured, and we had to animate the faces and the hands. In one of the last shots, i had to do the body animation as well, since the motion capture data was lost. I think i will upload my shots on vimeo soon and put subtitles on those.

Hope you enjoy, even without subtitles!