Monday, October 10, 2011

The Rauch Brothers Interviewed

Left to right: Mike and Tim Rauch.
"The key is to try and be as honest and true to the story as possible."
- Mike Rauch
I admire the work of the Rauch brothers enormously as their work, based on documentary audio recordings done by Storycorps, is built on emotional truth. That's something too often lacking in modern animation.

The brothers are interviewed by Jeremy Helton, talking about their history, their influences and their process. There are also photo comparisons between real people and settings and the designs that the brothers have created from them.

You can see four video interviews with the brothers here and a selection of their work here.

1 comment:

Mike Rauch said...

Thanks for the support, Mark! You're right. Sarcasm and snark seem to be the order of the day in recent years. It's a pity because cartoons have a unique ability to connect us to emotional and human truths in a way no other medium can. And it can be equally entertaining and certainly more worthwhile to see that.(Mike is on the left, Tim is on the right)