• Still from Figures of Speech

    Still from Figures of Speech


The Film

Figures of Speech is a 30-minute compilation of short interstitials that uses pioneering animation techniques called “interpolated rotoscoping.” These digitally animated, documentary-style interviews focus on how gesture, facial expression, and other body movements combine to communicate personality. Using new software, Figures of Speech turns real people interviewed for parts in a short film into cartoons, infusing their distinct personalities into animated characters. The result is a variation on verité documentary, with a hand-drawn aesthetic. The particular attention paid to audio and the unrehearsed nature of the interviews adds to the documentary style of these playful spots.

The Filmmakers

  1. Tommy PallottaProducer
  2. Bob SabistonProducer