I saw this amazingly beautiful short film at the weekend with the kids at the Exeter Picture House and I just want to share it with you all as I loved it!! It is full of light, quirky music and surrealism. I throughly recomend taking 6 mins out of your day today to watch it, I bet it will make you smile and if it does share it!
Quick synopsis > In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things. Director Juan Pablo Zaramella. As seen at the London International Film Festival.
This form of animation, called pixilation, while not requiring the creation of models, is likewise painstakingly slow, since each frame must be composed and shot separately. It seems especially difficult since live actors can not be expected to hold their positions the way inanimate models can.
The film took more than two years to make, mainly due to the unpredictability of weather conditions and especially the movement of the sun, which changed the shadows on the locations every day. “Both the speed and the intensity of sunlight changed during the shooting of a take, so we had to modify the time-lapse frequency and the exposure of the photographs all the time,” explains Sergio Piñeyro, director of photography.
The long months of work paid off; in addition to numerous other honors, the film was named to the 2011 Oscar® shortlist for Best Animated Short Film.