Monday, November 23, 2009

Cut-Ups in New Zealand.


"Going West" is a beautiful short film illustrating the worlds in a book, incorporating papercraft to make something dreamlike and wonderful. It was animated by Andersen M Studio.

The New Zealand Book Council has produced this intriguing video encouraging, what else, reading. We are told that there are NO computer generated effects! The entire stop-motion animated design is of hand-cut and manipulated papers, producing a dream-like world.

It is hard to imagine that this intricate design is completely handmade. In today's world of computer animation, we think it takes on a very welcoming feel, unlike the computer animation's more slick and forced images. What do you think?

3 comments:

Jill said...

I love this! Nothing like some stop-motion animation to stimulate the imagination. Seems like the more techno we get, the more we long for things (films, images, food, correspondence) created with our hands. It's good, I think, to really pay attention to that longing and to not forget how to use them.

bca said...

Jill we love this insight of yours. Thanks. It seems true that our longing is moving us toward (back?) to things less slick and more, well, "schlumpy," in the best sense of schlumpy, like, natural, wrinkled, flawed, messy. Let it be.

Jill said...

Can I have an "Ah-MEN!"