DAVID reviews

8 December 2017

Nothing Rhymes With...

by Syd Briscoe


CNN: “Orange” - 90s

CNN have commissioned a collection of informational films to create Colorscope - a series exploring the significance of colours across different cultures and points in history. Nexus Studios' Emmanuelle Walker is behind this intriguing instalment: Orange.

It's a lovely piece of work, with compelling animation which sets a breakneck pace as it fluidly rattles through more facts about orange than we might expect to exist. There's an understated humour here too, describing orange as representative of sunsets and budget airlines in the same breath.

The colour's duality - both beautiful and, when seen in nature, toxic - is reflected in the visuals, which combine clean simplicity with kaleidoscopic complexity. Polished work which makes the potentially dry subject matter fun.


Film Production: Nexus Studios Ⓦ
Director: Emmanuelle Walker ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Greet Kallikorm
Production Ass'nt: Islay Leefe-Griffiths
Executive Producer: Chris O'Reilly / Charlotte Bavasso
Animation: Claudio Salas / Emanuele Romano / Pierre Rutz / Emmanuelle Walker ♀
Animation VFX: Elliott Kajdan / Abel Kohen
Sound Designer: John Black
Composer: Giacamo Smith

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