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A catalogue of stuff that has caught my eye whilst wandering around the world wide web.

Tiny Story: A Short Film About The Fundamentals of Narrative Design

Good storytelling looks ridiculously easy when it’s done well, but is in fact devilishly hard to pull off. (Just ask Ira Glass.) The only way to get better is to practice—and what better way to practice than by forcing yourself to tell a story with only the simplest possible elements? That’s what animators Sebas and Clim have done with Tiny Story, an animated film that plays like an Elements of Style for narrative design. Their tools: a dot, a line, and a colored background. Their results … well, just see for yourself:

Tiny Story from Sebas & Clim on Vimeo.

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