Thomas Alberti
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The Biggest Story

The Biggest Story: The Animated Short Film



Client: Crossway
Illustration: Don Clark - Invisible Creature
Director of Animation & Production: Jorge Canedo Estrada
Animation (of above scene): Thomas Alberti
Music: John Poon
Writing & Narration: Kevin DeYoung

Project Info

Directed by Jorge R. Canedo, a team of 40 animators brought to life the illustrations of this beautiful book, The Biggest Story. I animated a scene in chapter seven.

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden was written by Kevin DeYoung and illustrated by Don Clark. Crossway commissioned the book to be animated, and the final product is a 26-minute short film telling the story of the Bible from cover to cover, available on the publisher's site here. The trailer is here.

Process Notes

I knew that each element of the dress would need to move in unique, subtle ways, but without distracting from the overall impact of the scene. After sketching the angel to get a feel for each and every detail the illustrator put into the original artwork, I decided to create a dazzling yet calm effect, making the dress feel full of emerging life.