Promoting Good Animation: ILLEGAL MOVE

The animation, ILLEGAL MOVE, exemplifies the strategies that define a good animated short. This peice is a short created by two animation majors at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida as their senior thesis project.

To me, this piece strongly depicts the 5 elements that ever goos animation has. Specifically, this piece utilizes the element of design very well through its use of color to highlight the dichotomy between the different chess pieces.

Additionally, this version of Romeo and Juliet through chess pieces is a new and very fresh take on the Shakespearean classic. The only criticism of the short I have is that I wish it could have been longer so you could see the new game of chess start and the Knight and the Queen could meet again.