This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time. We'd like to expand this idea to other locations and would appreciate any suggestions for a future project.
Our hearts go out to the families of Markus Praxmarer who lost his life while climbing Half Dome on September 19th, 2011 and Ranger Ryan Hiller, who was crushed by a tree January 22nd 2012. They will be missed. (A photo of Ranger Ryan Hiller can be found to the right, above the statistics counter)
"They came, they found paradise, they made it their own..."
TXT ISLAND an animated typographic adventure by director Chris Gavin. The film uses plastic signboard letters to convey an epic story of man versus nature.
This film was shot as stop-motion animation, then 'enhanced' with After Effects. The soundtrack was created by Russell Pay.
TXT ISLAND was a nominee for 'Best Short Film' at the 2010 British Animation Awards.
If you enjoy this film, you can find out more (and buy T-shirts) at txtisland.com
More info and other work by Chris Gavin can be found here chrisgavin.com