Wendy Tilby’s film paints a vivid portrait of two strangers intimately linked by the shared ceilings, floors and plumbing of their apartments. When an unexpected problem arises, these comfortable connections are compromised. The animation process involves painting on glass with stop-action filming. Strings is both beautiful and haunting.
This movie is animated by painting on glass. It took Aleksandr Petrov and his son Dmitri Petrov two years to paint each of the 29,000+ frames. Petrov used his fingertips in addition to various paintbrushes to paint on different glass sheets positioned on multiple levels, each covered with slow-drying oil paints. The Old Man and… Read More »
Canadian-American filmaker and animator Caroline Leaf mixed paint with glycerine to animate by painting directly on glass under the camera and manipulating the picture frame-by-frame. The film won two Genie Awards and was nominated for the Academy Award (Best Animated Short Film) in 1977.