Yesterday we took the boys to see The Tales of the Night, Michel Ocelot at our excellent local Indie Cinema. (Click on the picture and you will see what a great place it is).
The boys loved the stories and the way it was animated caught their imaginations. Me, I was entranced.
As a long time admirer of silhouette artists and film makers this was just perfect for me, a visual feast. Much of the film I was watching and trying to work out how the animations had been developed and managed.
I do this too, with Lotte Reiniger, wondering how I could replicate and manage to animate in the same way. I also love the work of Jan Pienkowski, with the delicacy of the blackouts married with the kaleidoscope of colour.
I now rather like the idea of having a go myself.
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