"The adventures of a man who goes bird fishing."
Coming from France, this highly creative short presents one main character, an external conflict and a focus on surprise and humor. It was produced by French artist Mickaël Dupré during his studies at Ecole Emile Cohl, and is the first one of a three-part series.
The action unfolds in front of a static camera, visual rhythm is handled entirely through motion within the frame. Comedy is created through surprise, off-screen space, physical humor (the author mentions Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as influences) and unexpected behavior from the main character (such as blowing a hat for recovering balance). It relies heavily on sound to transmit this to the audience, and to create a joyous ambiance, which permeates the short.
The stylized aesthetic is also worth noting, which is used to describe the rural area. A lot of work has been dedicated to creating believable interaction between the elements of the scene (birds flying, plants moving due to their flapping, etc.), complemented by sound.