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#1 Brian Rose

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:46 PM

The Association of Moving Image Archivists put out a call for short films on why our motion picture heritage should be preserved. It could be no more than 3 minutes long, and for the last 10 weeks I've been working on it bit by bit in my evenings and weekends. Well, it's done and here's the result:



Hope you enjoy!

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#2 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 06:35 PM

The Association of Moving Image Archivists put out a call for short films on why our motion picture heritage should be preserved. It could be no more than 3 minutes long, and for the last 10 weeks I've been working on it bit by bit in my evenings and weekends. Well, it's done and here's the result:



Hope you enjoy!

BR



Hey, that was really good, Brian! Definitely struck a chord with me. Nice job!
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#3 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 12:22 PM

loved it Brian! Give us a little more insight!
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#4 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 01:24 PM

Stop motion is real film making.

You're an artist Brian, no doubt.
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#5 Brian Rose

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:43 PM

Thanks all for the kind words. Kieran, you wanted to know more. It was made for the Association of Moving Image Archivists, which is looking for films about the importance of film preservation. I wanted to avoid doing a straight up documentary, and opted for a fictionalized depiction of what was once a common pratice: junking old films no longer deemed valuable. All the studios practiced it to one degree or another, and as a result, some destroyed almost the entirety of their silent era productions.

I love doing animation, because it is cinema on a micro scale. It is great to have total control over every aspect of the production, including the actors, and it is a good place to practice lighting techniques. This one was exceptionally challenging because I had to create the illusion of flickering firelight, as well as a movie projector, which is no small task when you're doing frame by frame. So I used a 1000watt dimmer and essentially adjusted the light levels for each frame. Labor intensive, but it came out nicely.

Alas, I now have to wait a month for notification! So long to wait!

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#6 Joseph Arch

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 04:02 PM

I enjoyed that. I done stop motion at college and it took me 5 hours to get 1 second. It is extremely time consuming. You did a wonderful job.
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