Creative Futures: Animac III
After seeing Crulic, I thought I’d never been impressed anymore, because it was a masterpiece, but then was time for the second short film pass.
There we could see 12 short movies:
- Olympic Vermin: Amazing integration work, but too short. It was very, very, very funny!
- Agnieszka: Hard to understand but it had a very beautiful paint style.
- Chemin Faisant: It had no story and too much simplistic animation. Boring.
- Mountain: It was strange, but very original animation and look style!
- Les mots de la carpe: Very funny. Everybody in the hall laughed every moment. Strongly recommendable!
- Fiumana: An other paint style animation with piano music that wants to be introspective. In my opinion there are lots shorts that want to be original and experimental, but they are all the same.
- How Dave and Emma got pregnant: Bizarre humor. So nice drawings and plot.
- The End: A beautiful spanish animation, but in all the movie it’s not happening absolutely nothing.
- A la française: An easy humor story. Nice 3D modeling, animation and rendering.
- Ego sum petrus: The worst video I watched all day (and all my life). Authors must be high when he did something like this.
- La Isla de los Muertos: An other experimental and boring short
- Fuga: One of the best animation shorts I’ve ever seen.
After all those short was time for the last event of the day: An interesting speech of Andy Glynne, the animated documentary maker.
He told to the audience a little bit of his life. He studied psicology and he became filmaker because he wanted to show emotions, and the best language to do that are visual metaphores.
He said that animation in a very powerful way to communicate something.
He did an animated serie called: Animated Minds. It is a serie about mental illness. Some people with some mental problems tell what they feel and Andy and his partners do the visual metaphores of their words.
He says that animation is a very powerful tool because:
- Using animation you can reproduce what hapends in the people minds
- It allow you to do a short about the illness, not the ill. He doesn’t appear in front of the camera and the audience mind doesn’t associate this illness with who have it.
- It allows you to show what can’t be film (protected people, for example)
Then he showed us an other documentary about foreign children that had escaped from his country and now live in the UK.
After this speech, we decided to return home. We had to do 3 travel hours. I got home at 1:30 and I was exhausted.