A Striking Animated Short Made With Nothing But Sticky Notes

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You don't need amazing computer graphics, bowel-jiggling surround sound, or eye-popping 3D effects to make a powerful film. In fact, all you really need is a tall stack of yellow sticky notes and a black pen. And a whole lot of talent. Luckily, the 15 animators who helped make this short film had all of those in abundance.

"Yellow Sticky Notes" is a collaborative project, where 15 of Canada's finest animators were asked to tell a story about one day in their lives, all unfolding on a 4" by 6" sticky note.

Each of the animators created their sequence without knowing what the other participants were creating. Starting with a 'to do' list written on the day of a memorable event, the animators transitioned from text to imagery by utilizing 'animation meditation' to create a visually animated poem representing how their lives were affected by that pivotal day. In the end, the thousands of sticky note drawings are linked together to create a dynamic and inspirational animated film that connects the human spirit while celebrating individual artistic expression with the goal of inspiring future generations of animators.


The result is amazing, both in the complex images the animators were able to create, and in the compact, compelling stories they tell. You'll never look at the notepad on your desk the same. [Yellow Sticky Notes via DesignTaxi]