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Negative Space | Oscar Nominated Stop-Motion Animation | Short of the Week
What it means to lose a loved one told through the art of a well-packed suitcase. ▶️ WATCH SHORT FILMS: https://www.shortverse.com/ Negative Space A Film by Tiny Inventions (Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter) http://www.tinyinventions.com Right at the outset, let me lay my cards on the table—this is a nearly perfect short. I qualify that statement with the “nearly”, only because I do not believe that art is a competition towards a platonic ideal. Though our site has taken on the challenge of serving as an arbitrator in questions of artistic and entertainment value, I still tend towards relativism in these matters. Taste is personal, and besides, perfection is often incompatible with innovation and risk-taking. Some of my favorite short films are decidedly imperfect and all the more enjoyable to me because of it. But back to the point—Negative Space is practically perfect. Like so many shorts I admire, the film incorporates multitudes of seemingly contradictory qualities: at a mere 5 minutes, there is really no wasted space, and yet it is exceedingly spare. Based off a celebrated Ron Koertge poem that clocks in at only 150 words, it allows for moments of subtlety and contemplation that are so necessary in visual storytelling—those perfectly blocked shots, held for an extra moment, that drive home the rich emotional interiority of its characters. It’s simultaneously one of the most humanistic films of recent memory, but it also stars no humans. Its stop-motion animation is expressive, detailed and grounded, and yet it has no compunction about taking off on flights of fancy, segueing via delightful transitions into fantastical asides that play with scale and setting - S/W Curator, Jason Sondhi FULL REVIEW: https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2019/07/16/negative-space/ CREDITS Director / Writer: Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata Production: Nidia Santiago & Edwina Liard Co-production: Jean-Louis Padis Original poem: Ron Koertge Set Decoration: Ru Kuwahata, Marion Lacourt, Victoria Tanto, Max Porter Puppets: Ru Kuwahata, Satoru Yoshida, Tomas Gebcyznski, Max Porter Animation lead: Sylvain Derosne Additional animation: Eric Montchaud, Ru Kuwahata Cinematography lead: Nadine Buss Additional cinematography: Simon Gesrel, Max Porter Production / Post-production management: Nidia Santiago & Edwina Liard Production Assistants: Philippe Baranzini, Walid Païenda, Fred Borja, Lucile Pellerin, Maxime Lebalanc, Juluien Renrad, Willy Fair Post-Production: Max Porter, Sami Guellai, Pierre Morin, Ru Kuwahata Editing: Max Porter Music & Sound Design:Bram Meindersma **posée et enregistrée avec le soutien de la SACEM en association avec Ciclic Voice:Albert Birney Voice Recording: Keviln Hill, CAS Color Grade:Thibaut Pétillon Sound Mix: Matthieu Langlet —Studio Providers— Voice recording facility: Studio Unknown Decoration: Ciclic Animation Puppets: Moving Puppets Animation: Ikki Inc., Manuel Cam Studio, Tiny Inventions Post production: Ciclic Animation, Ikki Inc. Color correction: Royal Post Sound mix: Eclair Typography: YouWorkForThem Insurance: Gras Savoye Bank: CIC Accountant: Lebrun Audiovisual Distribution: Miyu Distribution Publicist: Fumi Kitahara —Funding— Avec la participation du Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée – Contribution Financière Avec la participation d’Arte France – Unité de Programmes Cinéma Avec le soutien de la Mairie de Paris en partenariat avec le CNC Avec le soutien du CNC (Nouvelles Technologies en Production) Avec le soutien de la Procirep et de l’Angoa Puffin Foundation Ltd. Marcella Brenner Grants for Faculty Research Development from Maryland Institute College of Art La Maison des scénaristes Negative Space has been supported in production by Ciclic-Région Centre Val de Loire, in association with the CNC. It has benefited of the support for original music creation by the SACEM in association with Ciclic. It has been hosted in Vendôme (France) from June 2nd to September 2nd, 2016, and from December 1st to January 31st, 2017. Ciclic is a public institution for cultural cooperation created by the Centre-Val de Loire Region and the French State. www.ciclic.fr. Year: 2017 Country: FRANCE © Ikki Films / MANUEL CAM Studio / Ikki Inc. This film is reproduced on this channel with the permission of the rights-holders.
Animated Sci-Fi Short Film "The Fisherman" | DUST Exclusive
In a diverse eco-system of mollusc like creatures, a late devoted scientist of these life forms has passed his life’s work on to his daughter, along with his most prized discovery. "The Fisherman" by Luke Saunders Subscribe to the DUST Newsletter: https://bit.ly/signal_newsletter #DUST #scifi #shortfilm More About The Fisherman: ‘The Fisherman’ is set in a neo-tokyo cityscape where electricity is a source of life for a diverse eco-system of mollusc like creatures. A late devoted scientist of these life forms has passed his life’s work on to his daughter, along with one part of his most prized catch. The other part, a mystical electric fish, has eluded him his entire life. An opportune discovery of this rare creature by a human inhabitant instigates an unusual mating ceremony, spawning a surge of life that traverses the gap between this life and the next. Connect with Luke Saunders: Website: http://www.lukesaundersdesign.com Follow on Vimeo:http:/www.vimeo.com/user4344858 About DUST: DUST presents thought-provoking science fiction content, exploring the future of humanity through the lens of science and technology. From timeless classics to cutting-edge movies, series, short films, and podcasts, DUST acquires, produces and distributes all content types. Connect with DUST Website: http://www.watchdust.com Sign-up for DUST newsletter: http://eepurl.com/b_SKAz Watch DUST on your TV: Available on Roku, Samsung TV, Apple TV, Android TV...and more Watch more on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2amTSen Follow Us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2aqYgtZ Follow Us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2amAhRt Listen to the DUST podcast: Apple: http://bit.ly/DUST-Audio Spotify: http://bit.ly/DUST-Spotify Stitcher: http://bit.ly/DUST-Stitcher Castbox: http://bit.ly/DUST-Castbox iHeart: http://bit.ly/DUST-iHeart About Gunpowder + Sky: Creating content that resonates and impacts pop culture conversation, by empowering creators to take risks and experiment relentlessly in the pursuit of novel stories and formats. Sci-Fi Short Film "The Fisherman" | Presented by DUST https://www.youtube.com/watchdust
A young fishboy and his birdude friend must choose between the satanic babes by the cliffs and the open road ahead. short film by Kevin Bailey original song by Noah Engel, Download here (https://noahengel.bandcamp.com/album/fathers-son-soundtrack) backgrounds by Mischa Aletta painted by Eda Dalaman voices by Mischa Aletta Spencer Lindenman Kevin Bailey Jordan Myrick "We are all each other's Fathers" Made at NYU 2015
The English translation of JEOM means "black dot" or "birthmark." For this film, JEOM is also a metaphor on the powerful hereditary force that each of us receives without our consent before we are even born. It is inevitable that we are all tied to this heredity. No matter how much we try to erase or change this fact, our ancestors will always live through us. 점의 일차적 의미는 몸에 있는 점(몽고반점)이다. 이차적으로 점은 세대간에 원하든 원치 않든 물려받아야만 하는 유전의 강력한 힘을 상징한다. 유전의 힘을 떠나 후천적으로 완전한 자립을 바라기는 어렵다. 우리는 그 위에서 살아가고 그것을 지우기 위해 노력할뿐이다. film by Kangmin Kim sound, music by Barratt Slagle produced by Micah Cordy, David Braun, Jason Milov, Kangmin Kim production by Open The Portal, studio ZAZAC voice by Teo Kim, Kangmin Kim color by Seulhwa Eum JEOM is a sequel to 38-39°C vimeo.com/22683060 Open The Portal opentheportal.com studio ZAZAC studiozazac.com