Flint and Marble Gods

This week I thought I’d take a break from talking about other peoples movies, and instead talk about my own. I’ve made quite a few, and one of the most recent is an animated film for a guerrilla film-making module in my film course. We were given a list of premises for art films to make, with limitations such as only using still images, or doing the whole film in one take. The film I’m showing is one which had the premise of a letter to a loved one.

As soon as I saw the premise, I knew it would work perfectly in the form of a poem. I have a friend who is a brilliant writer of poetry, so I asked him to send me a piece, which I then recorded and made animated segments to accompany it. I created models based on some of the imagery from the poem and then used them to make stop-motion scenes. The stop-motion took about two days, as each frame had to be captured several times to control pacing. Hope you enjoy!

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