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Giant Studio's Short "Fruits of Labor" in Electronic Theatre

A Chaplinesque comedic sketch (August 06, 2001)
Giant Studio announces the selection of its visual tour de force "Fruits of Labor" for screening in the prestigious SIGGRAPH Electronic Theatre. The animated short can be viewed in the Shrine Auditorium during the SIGGRAPH conference from August 14-17 in Los Angeles.

"Fruits of Labor" was conceived and directed by Rudy Poat and executive produced by Candice Alger.

The company's latest short has been making a splash at leading film festivals around the globe, chosen as a finalist for The San Jose Film Festival Cinequest 2001 and the International Animation Festival 2001 in Annecy, France.

The film is a quirky story that centers around a small creature the animators named Guy and his misadventures with an apple. The action takes place in a gorgeous, park-like setting, infused with luminous tones and rich detail. The unfortunate little star trips on a grape and lands head-first in an apple. His ensuing struggles and the results make for a Charlie Chaplin-like comedic sketch that is a tour de force of Giant's new animation aesthetic.

"For "Fruits of Labor" we wanted to create something that looks like stop motion and that fooled both the mind and the eye. We wanted to create genuine confusion about whether what you're seeing is real or not," states Poat about the visual goals of his directorial debut.

"Giant Studios sees immense value in preserving the short film as an art form and using it as a development tool for our creative and technical teams," said Candice Alger, Giant Studios CEO. "This kind of internal collaboration keeps people at the top of their game and adds to the overall creative and technical excellence at Giant."

Giant Studios has locations in Atlanta, Georgia and Santa Monica, California. Its web site is

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