Archive for the ‘Stop Motion’ Category

Bath House

Six characters meet in a public bath house: the pedant bath house manager, a couple with a strange way of communicating and a gang with shady intentions. Something goes wrong.

A film by Niki Lindroth von Bahr

 • English subtitles available.

Magda: A Short Film by Chel White

A first love is corrupted as a man recalls his affair with a beautiful circus contortionist in this stop-motion animation of wooden manikins. At its heart, Magda is an off-center parable about lost innocence and the corruptibility of human nature. Visually, the film explores the use of extreme telephoto lenses, creating enigmatic scenes that reveal themselves over time, and ghostly figures drifting in-and-out of focus.

Magda is filmmaker Chel White’s third adaptation of a story by radio artist and writer Joe Frank.

Produced & directed by Chel White • Written & narrated by Joe Frank.

BOLES: A Short Puppet Animation by Špela Čadež

Filip lives in a poor neighbourhood. He dreams of writer’s glory and luxurious lifestyle in a more prosperous part of town. One day Filip gets a knock on the door. His neighbour Tereza, an older prostitute that Filip tries to avoid by all means, asks him to write a letter for her fiancé. Filip agrees. And it would all end up fine if a week later Tereza would not show up at his doorstep again, asking him to write an answer to the previous letter.

Based on the short story “Her Lover” by Maksim Gorky.

Screenwriters: Gregor Zorc, Špela Čadež • Puppets, set, props: Žiga Lebar.

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Blooms: Strobe Animated Sculptures by John Edmark

Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light.

Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).* Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/). -John Edmark

John Edmark is an artist, designer, and inventor. He teaches at Stanford University.

The Itching

The Itching is a 2016 clay animation film short, written and directed by Dianne Bellino and animated by Adam Davies.

The film follows a shy wolf who attends a dance party thrown by a group of hip, freewheeling bunnies. Though the wolf longs to connect with the exotic strangers, anxiety overwhelms her, and she descends into obsessive itching.

An intensely visceral film, warm-hearted and disturbing, The Itching investigates our primal longing for connection and reveals the vulnerability, anxiety, and ambivalence embedded there.

Monkey Love Experiments

Inspired by love, a misguided monkey believes he is destined for the moon.

Written & Directed by Ainslie Henderson & Will Anderson.

The Lighthouse

A lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory.

Made up of over 14,000 photographs, The Lighthouse is a black and white stop motion short crafted by filmmaker Simon Scheiber over the course of 7 years.

A film by Simon Scheiber • Music by Nicolas Martin • Sound & mix by Jan Frederik Vogt.

Happily Ever After

On his way to self-destruction he comes to the conclusion that the world he lives in consists of another level. Only when he finds his way to it, he will succeed.

A film by Moritz Poth, Rafael Starman • Music: Sebastian Haßler • Re-recording mixer: Simon Peter.

Shadow: Jens Lamprecht • Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH.

Métronome

Engrossed in the cacophonous work routine, a man manages to escape from it by composing his own everyday life music.

Transparent paper-cuts and engraving on adhesive paper created by Anna Leterq.

Ring Around The Mulberry Bush

A night of sharing old wounds • A film by Nicholas D’Agostino.

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