Shanghai-based production company Linmon Pictures created a lovely logo animation that runs before their films, notable for its use of oil paints. Directed by Lin Zhe, the short features a lone figure who opens a curtain to reveal a brilliant explosion of abstract color that gradually envelopes the frame. The animation was first created in 2D using digital techniques before a team of four fine artists physically hand-painted it frame by frame, not unlike the 2017 film Finding Vincent. You can see more behind-the-scenes document of Zhe’s process on Behance, and if you liked this also check out Eran Hilleli’s similar journey-based opening sequence for the Style Frames Design Conference.

 

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