The first couple of episodes of Ben Hibon‘s animations to accompany PS3 videogame, Heavenly Sword, are here and here. I had to meet this French director after I’d checked out his previous, award-winning, Codehunters, and we talked about this project he was working on. Nice to see it coming to fruition finally. One of his frustrations with that project was the way it changed, and he wasn’t able to imbue it with explicit narrative — that’s not the case here with an explanatory narrative which sets up the videogame scenario in forthright terms. Animation starts impressively, and continues subtle use of colour and considered mise en scene. All five episodes should be available soon.
[Source: Stash Feed]