I’d venture to say that there are few things better than when a fresh new graduate who you’d imagined was bumbling around in the wasteland that usually follows the end of a degree at art school, suddenly presents an incredible piece of work. You’d assumed they were slugging back Bacardi Breezers and sleeping on their mum’s sofa, when the whole time they were actually grafting away on a project to make your eyes widen and your mouth drool.
We first wrote about Jack Sachs back in January when he was making some pretty solid illustration and 3D animation, but his astonishing new short, Make Do kind of blows it out of the water. It’s a laid back gaze around a wood workshop, complete with tools, pegboards and projects in progress, but the finish is so slick and the pervading atmosphere so carefully crafted that I have absolutely no idea how he magicked it up. No little nuance in light or detail has gone unnoticed, and consequently it makes for a delightful watch. This is the stuff that a director somewhere over at Pixar has been dreaming about for 20 years. We’re excited to sit back and watch while Jack lands himself a dream job.