Something Left, Something Taken

2010, Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter

Posted by John Martz, August 24, 2020

A vacationing couple believe themselves to be kidnapped by the Zodiac Killer in Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter's Something Left, Something Taken. It's a delightful combination of digital animation, stop motion, puppetry, and even some traditional hand-drawn animation thrown in for good luck. Half the fun is spotting all the little household objects used as props and materials (is that... Jell-O... as the water?). Don't miss the making-of video to see how these various real-world materials were composited into digital puppets in AfterAffects.