Rhapsody in August

This animated movie trailer is for the Japanese movie “Rhapsody in August” directed by Akira Kurosawa and Kiyoshi Kurosawa in 1991. The concept of this animation is to use symbolic imagery from the movies to give hints to the story plot. Using transitions entirely between the scenes throughout the animation creates a sense of time passing. The animation style is composed of minimalistic silhouettes and textures. The selected music for the animation has a traditional Japanese music quality that fits the old movie plot.
Date: 2015
Categories: Animation, Illustration
Music by: Two Steps from Hell
Art Directors: Brian Cassidy, Kelly Holohan
Exhibition: Interactive 13, Tyler School of Art