Animating Romance’s End in “Fight or Flight”
The New York Times‘s Modern Love series has been telling stories of relationship ups and downs for years now, but this technically wide-ranging video for one story, “Fight or Flight”, is an animated highlight. In the clip, Sarah L. Corteau tells the story of a special moment of connection as a bright spot in an otherwise declining relationship, but the real pull is the work by animation collective Reanimation. Combining traditional techniques and 3D graphics with various perspective tricks, the visual storytelling is surprisingly dynamic. The video really brings life (ironically) to what otherwise might have been a fairly uneventful breakup story.