Great use of “Slit Scan” or what is named in the video above as time displacement. What happens when multiple moments of ourselves converge and are visible in one single moment? powerful visual effect and provocative ideas about time arise.
Pas de Deux (1968) Ballet Adagio (1972) Narcissus (excerpt)(1983) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pyXFcHevTs
Minimalist symphony on film!
In Spanish “retrato” means portrait and re-trato means to try again or re-try. This wonderful piece from Colombian artist Oscar Muñoz shows a powerful way of using drawing conceptually to poetically visualize the idea. We see this portrait disappear (or never appear) before he is able to completely finish it drawing with the water. The… Read more »
I first saw this film during my first year at USC in Christine Panushka’s animation history class. I usually get excited to see animation by independent artists but experiencing this one projected from a film print was very moving and inspiring. I was fascinated by so many aspects of what seems to be a very… Read more »
When looking for references I always go back to this film. I wish it was better known but now that it is online I highly recommend watching this hidden masterpiece by the great Polish artist Jerzy Kucia.
Here is a wonderful scene from Clint Eastwood film “Gran Torino” that comically illustrates an interesting idea in which Thao is being thought how to talk and behave like a “man”. What interests me is how vulgarity can be both synonymous of great understanding for the other, honest friendship and at the same time violent… Read more »
REVISION: I first thought the the film was just the second video and even thought I found it nice technically, was not very impressed with it as a whole. But I found that I was missing the first 10 minutes and I have to change my mind completely about this film. I am very impressed… Read more »
I can watch this film many times and with every view I get fascinated by something new. Kafka’s story is by itself very mysterious and Koji Yamamura gracefully plays around an open piece of literature. He creates a world that contrasts between the peaceful, spiritual mood that one can find in traditional Japanese films… Read more »