Nasty Matt Nastuk and his insipid blandness
by, 12-05-2011 at 07:51 PM (785 Views)
Matt Nastuk has a way of setting up the characters so they are all standing at the same height, the same distance from the camera. I think he needs to cut it out, 'cause it looks like fucking shit.
There isn't much in the way characteristic posing. There is no real indication of worldly depth either. There isn't much of anything, for that matter. No life, no warmth. Just flat, descolite blandness.
When Nastuk isn't borning/insulting the viewer with terrible character shots, he's usually torturing an innocent funny joke with abysmal compositions.
Jen Kamerman said it best:
So I guess Nastuk is pumping out this god damned excrement because he wants everything to read clearly on screen. But you know what?? For years, other directors have been using more inspired techniques in scene staging, and their episodes are perfectly comprehensible.
Look at this stuff! It's inventive, and it looks cool, and it's not boring! Nothing is sitting in the flat open obviousness. If getting the animation to read properly means boring the audience to a crule and horible death with insipid artless camera angles, I don't know what the fuck the world is coming to. Is it really hard to make episodes that look like this? I certainly hope it's chanllenging to master, becasue if it isn't, Nastuk isn't the right person for the job.