The "Tentacles" shorts were originally a single idea we had come up with together, and after much discussion, had pretty clear visions of... however despite any similarities, those visions were quite different from one another. This, in itself, was no new revelation. We had in fact, discussed several projects in the past that would highlight that difference by each presenting our own 'take' on specific themes and/or quotes. Eventually we decided to apply that general concept to this project.
This is N8's, vision.
The aesthetic of "Tentacles, Vol. I" comes from a method of paint application we were working to better control. The process was somewhat loose, while well planned, all movement for each piece was done by hand independently of one another. This process became rather difficult to keep track of, especially without the use of x-sheets. Unfortunately, we found out too late that the camera was picking up more than the preview let on.
Goals of the project were modest... simply, to become more comfortable with the animation process and to test out different methods.