Fear of Flying: A Great Animated Short by Conor Finnegan

Conor Finnegan's Fear of Flying

Late last year I managed to catch Conor Finnegan‘s excellent short film Fear of Flying at a small festival in Dublin. Ever since seeing it I’ve been wanting to share it with you guys and fortunately Conor posted it to Vimeo just a couple of days ago.

Fear of Flying tells the story of Dougal, a bird with a rather unfortunate fear of – you’ve guessed it – flying! With winter quickly approaching, our feathered-friend decides he’d rather avoid the journey south and instead he battens down the hatches while his friends move south to enjoy the warmer climate.

The short mixes a number of mediums together on screen at once and I think it’s a combination that works really well. Filmed as live-action puppets, the film then incorporates elements of 2D and 3D animation. Inspired by the likes of Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry and Spike Jonze, Conor’s film looks wonderful and I really love the design of all of the charters. It’s cute, funny and comes highly recommended! I can’t wait to see what else Conor has in-store for us in the future! You can keep up to date on further project by following him on Tumblr.

Conor Finnegan's Fear of Flying

Conor Finnegan's Fear of Flying

August 2, 2013 / By

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