Death and the Robot on WFDD

Death and the Robot was featured last week on Triad Arts, and Tom got a shout out for his work composing the music for the film!

"Stop motion is an animation technique where physical objects are moved in small increments, then painstakingly photographed one frame at a time. This creates the illusion of movement when the frames are played in sequence. Some recent examples of this technique would be Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, or Wes Anderson’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Recent UNCSA alum Austin Taylor has been inspired by these films and countless others. In his fourth year at the university he created the stop motion animated short, Death and the Robot. Death and the Robot tells the story of two lonely souls, bored of their dystopian daily grind, that develop a surprising friendship. The film has been in a dozen national and international film festivals including Winston-Salem’s RiverRun, to the Tel Aviv International film festival in Israel over the past year, and won best animation at 6 of them. The score of Death and the Robot was composed by Winston-Salem’s Tom Hauser."