A Thousand Reasons: Daniel Britt's beautiful origami cranes battle the bombs

Posted by Catherine Gaffney,

Now that graduate season has come back around, it’s interesting to consider what has become of those we featured way back when The Graduates, our annual showcase, started. Well, in 2009 animator Daniel Britt was one of our first ever – and since then, his career has gone from strength to strength. He has just completed this beautiful animation, A Thousand Reasons, for the WMD Awareness Programme, which raises issues surrounding the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The short film involves an arresting use of origami; the pace and progression are very smooth, while the fragility of the materials and the care taken in their construction provide a stirring counterpoint to the annihilation under discussion.

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Posted by Catherine Gaffney

Catherine joined us as an editorial intern after studying at Trinity College Dublin and Central Saint Martins. She wrote for the site between June and August 2012.