Imagine spending 18 months just making the the sets, characters, lighting, etc. That really puts it into perspective how much patience it takes to be an animator.
I think the first thing about this short that really grabbed my attention was the incredible camera movement. Especially in the beginning when the car a motorcycle are racing I like how the camera bounces along the rough dirt road rather than tracking smoothly. The textures and attention to detail also help make this film a success like such as the flicker of the fireplace and the stubble on the old man's chin.
This short contains very successful elements of everything we've discussed in class such as modeling, textures, camera movement, lighting, particles and so on. However the most important element of this short is the story. It's funny, witty, relatable to the audience and has a great twist at the end.