The video above (“Western Spaghetti”) is two years old, and yet I just saw it about a month ago. The animation of PES is just too flat awesome NOT to share, even if it’s old news.
The best info I could find on PES comes from a Wikipedia entry. As much as I don’t like using Wikipedia to glean “information,” it can oftentimes give you the down and dirty quick-facts. Here are some things Wiki had to offer:
“PES (born Adam Pesapane, 26 May) is a director and animator of numerous short films and commercials. Receiving a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Virginia, PES migrated to film as a storytelling medium. His use of everyday objects and stop-motion animation to create original material is instantly recognizable. His work has been recognized in the United States and internationally… In June 2008 Director Michel Gondry was quoted in Paste Magazine as saying ‘Clicking on a PES film is to open a safe and suddenly see a million ideas glittering and exploding. The only reason you close the door is to re-open it just after and discover what will pop this time.’”
He has done numerous commercials and animated shorts, which can be found at this link. Granted, the website is fairly hideous, so much so that it makes me wonder whether or not it’s deliberate, but quickly look past that and get to the videos. You won’t be dissapointed.