A simple tale animated in Art Deco photo collage exploring the journey of a tear.

This is the first short film that I have made in the CalArts Experimental Animation program.

This version (6/18/2012) reflects changes I made for it's screening in the CalArts Experimental Animation Showcase 2012.

Directed & Animated by
Jess Iglehart | jessiglehart.com

Score composed by
Bao Vo Creative | baovocreative.com

Niko Sonnberger as The Tear Collector
Julian Petschek as The Wandering Man
Sean Soloman as Mysterio Mustache
Caligulana the Giraffe as Herself

Special Thanks
Niko Sonnberger
Bao Vo
Mariqueen Reznor
Soyean Kim

Made with
After Effects CS5.5, Canon 7D, 10 years worth of travel photos

A Little Bottle of Tears © 2012 Jess Iglehart

Made at CalArts (2012)

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