Undone EP Kate Purdy Reveals How the Show Found Its Reality-Bending Animation Style

In addition to its spellbinding narrative and magnetic performances, Amazon’s Undone breaks the mould in an fascinating approach with its animation fashion. The sequence is the first of its type to make use of rotoscoping know-how, which refers to tracing over a recording of a live-action efficiency body by body. obtained an opportunity to speak to sequence star Rosa Salazar and co-creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg at this summer season’s San Diego Comic-Con, the place we requested how the choice to rotoscope the present happened.

“We saw this brilliant director, animator named Hisko Hulsing from the Netherlands.” Purdy revealed in our interview, which you’ll be able to take a look at above. “We found his material online, and we were blown away with how realistic and grounded it is. How mature. And we thought, well that’s actually perfect for this show, because we want the world to feel as real as possible. But we want the kind of elasticity of animation. Where it doesn’t feel like you’re going live-action to CGI or special effects. It feels like it’s all of the same world. But that plays into her questioning of reality. There’s no separation, in terms of her experience.”

“So, it made perfect sense and, fortunately, he really responded to the material, as well. And it turned out to be a great collaboration, and he suggested rotoscoping.” Purdy added. “‘Cause he had finished it on a undertaking with this producer, Tommy Pallotta, who did Scanner Darkly and Waking Life with Richard Linklater. And all of us obtained collectively and talked about how this could work and what the course of could be, and it appeared like the excellent match for the materials. ‘Cause then we get all these lovely micro-expressions and feelings from Rosa that we get to seize and really feel. She simply pierces via the animation and you may really feel all that rawness and all that vulnerability that she brings to her efficiency, which is unimaginable.”


The sequence stars Salazar as Alma, a disaffected younger girl who learns she has a novel relationship with actuality after getting right into a car accident. The sequence additionally stars Bob Odenkirk, Constance Marie, Angelique Cabral, Daveed Diggs, and Siddharth Dhananjay.

The first season of Undone debuts on Amazon Prime on Friday, October 13th.

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