Cinema

Animation Recommendation

By November 6, 2006 No Comments

Fast Film stillFound online:

An extraordinary piece of animation, screened at Cannes in 2003 but now available on DVD from the filmmaker. And at stuttery old YouTube. Hat-tip to CartoonBrew.

The visuals were achieved by printing out thousands of film frames (over 65,000 to be exact) and folding them into three-dimensional shapes. The paper-objects were then photographed and composited in After Effects. I can’t even imagine the effort it took to mash-up hundreds of live-action films, often times with three to four films in each scene, and make it all work in a narrative context. It’s an incredible creative achievement.

I’ve just sent away for a copy.