Monday, January 01, 2007

Love Letters - An Animated Proposal - v2.0 - A Perfect Proposal

I love this!!! Though the video took a little longer to load but it's super worth the wait!!!! Jeffrey Paul (Director of this animation), I salute you!

Jeffrey Paul produced this animation as a way of proposing to his girlfriend (now wife) Natasha. He assembled a team of 20 animators to assist him, including co-workers, as well as students from his 3D character animation class at the Art Institute of California-San Francisco. They created more than four minutes of animation in just three months. When it was completed, he surprised Natasha by bringing her to the Parkway Movie Theater in Oakland, where they played the animation on the big screen in front of over 100 of their friends and family. The entire event was filmed for the TLC television show "A Perfect Proposal."

Director's Note: I pulled a George Lucas and retrofitted the opening shot of the animation to show a photo of the Natasha design from "The Invitation" rather than the earlier drawing of Natsha I had done, which I was never quite satisfied with. Also, after receiving many a tersely written emails, I finally decided to listen to the fans and have completely removed all scenes with Jar Jar Binks.

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