RUFOUS: THE GUARDIAN
A hand drawn animation of a Rufous hummingbird’s efforts to defend and protect its territory and food source.
This very short hand drawn animated film suggests the subtle movements of a small Rufous hummingbird as it perches as a lookout to defend and protect an unseen food source, chasing away any and all intruders. Animated with fingerprint graphite drawings of hummingbirds, artist Scott Duce hand drew each frame to create both eloquent visual flight patterns and a meditation on nature.
Animator Scott Duce
Producer Scott Duce/ DuceStudio
Production Date April 2014
Running Time 1.37 min.
Animation Hand Drawn fingerprint graphite drawings
Methods Charcoal and prismacolor pencil background drawings
Screenings: Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, Connecticut, 2017
You can view the animation Rufous: The Guardian above or at: http://vimeo.com/92051376