Feb 17, 2018
So here we are again with another review of Kubo Yuutarou's works..I am a fan of his works of art and
This is the time for "Crazy for it"
So I rewatched this a couple of times and I think I got the meaning behind it..unlike 00:08 this was a bit harder to find
but In the end I give it an 8 and now you're going to find why:
Story and Art(Because like his other works the "story" is told with art,images and forms...or I must say in Yuutarou's case with over the limits and with extreme liberty of expression) I have to judge story and art together
and in this case I give those an 8.5
This is a short of 4 minutes telling the story of a man waking up every day and as he goes brushing his teeth we are suddenly transported in a very colored world with a very energetic music that follow our ride
The man every day as he wakes up he think about his limit in terms of creativity and he wants to pass then..he wants to fully express his art...he don't want any restriction in his daily routine
Yuutarou's works are all about creativity and themes surrounding it
and In this case it is stronger than ever..I must say that if in 00:08 we have a soft but yet progressive creativity till becoming insane and disturbing creativity that is troubling and "eating" the man every day bringing it to madness because he has to constantly put out ideas..fresh and great ideas because he has restricted times..here we have a different approach..we have our protagonist thinking about his creativity in a "light hearted way" and he wants to improve what he's drawing..what he's animating everyday and to test different methods of art..to be sperimental..why? Because he wants the best out of his art..and every day he pushes is to the limits..
we see a man running and constantly changing forms and colors..we have an interesting use of patterns and painting too..as we change background the techniques for drawing the running "stickman" are changing..and so does the camera shots.. those rotate everytime and the director tries to give us views from different places with different techniques
In a general way though the short like his other works are done with these characteristics: Rough drawings and style that wants to put out a lot of things..speedy and dynamic camera that expand and give views from different places..
In this case we have even changing backgrounds and a large use of colors..a wide amount of them..I just love those..we have like drawings done with blu pen or other pens..and that style it is awesome
What I love about this short is also the beginning with columns growing out of the ground..and Kubo's style in general to transform little things in bigger things
By little things you can reach bigger goals infact
The palette of colors is just so wide that I can't love this man
Plus Animations and Art + Music/Sound: I give it a 8/9 the music is energetic and it fits perfectly what this short tries to convey to the viewer..
as the man is every day putting out new and creative ideas..what I love about mixing the music and art in his style is that the art follows perfectly the rhythm and it deforms.
One thing to say about the art is the amount of things Yuutarou put in different frames..like the end part...he puts a big amount of different things..like planets..the moon...toys....and they alternate perfectly, they replace the original forms that delineate the drawing of the man
(this happens even in 00:08)
It is a very energetic rock music
SPOILER AND INTERPRETING/+ SUMMARY
So our man everyday is constantly putting out new and fresh ideas and he pushes them to its limits..thinking about improving everyday..till he becomes crazy about his passion and keeps sperimenting..in his daily routine
It all started a day when suddenly an impulse appeared and you start to make your creativity explode
The man that pushes to the limit can be interpreted in this way because he's not running in a normal way..his legs are pushed a lot forward
In a certain point we have a use of patterns inside the stickman that he's running and not a normal stickman anymore because compared to the beginning of the short he isn't that thin..this represent the fact that he's improving and constantly trying to that..
The only part that isn't convincing me for now is the one with the drawings of the girl..but anyway..everything is deforming a lot and I love it
Enjoyment: I'm a huge fan of his works..and If you read all of this you probably already watched the short..but I should say that I enjoyed a lot this short..I give a 8/9 for that
Be sure to check out his other works..in particular 00:08
Overall: I give it an 8 maybe 8.5...I love this approach to creativity..but I think I prefer the one in 00:08 because he has a bit more to offer
So if you want a very energetic short with pumped up music go for this and if you're willing to interprete it..go for it you want regret it
Thanks all of you that you are still reading this review..and please bear with me my inaccurate english..See you next review
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