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What is animation?

Is it a:

  • Genre?
  • Technique?
  • Mode of Film?
  • an Art form?

Forbes magazine believes that animated film in America is “still a genre, not yet a medium…” this has nothing to do with the quality of the film but is based on the fact that animated films target the same audience, they are tapered to appeal to younger children regardless of the themes that may be present, the plots are suitable for all ages and each film containing similar elements. 1,078 more words


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On eating at 6 frames per second

For the past few months I’ve been reading. Reading serious stuff seriously. I’ve not touched my camera or edited a single piece of video.

This had to change. 135 more words

Film Making

Jan Švankmajer comes to Cinecity

“I don’t actually animate objects, I coerce the inner life out of them.”

So says Jan Švankmajer, celebrated Czech surrealist. Sculptor, writer, director, artist, puppeteer; Švankmajer has many strings to his bow, and Cinecity’s celebratory exhibition of his work successfully demonstrated this with a suitably eclectic collection of objets d’art. 326 more words


“To me, animation is like magic. It’s not about making things move, but making things live. This is the domain of magic. And that is what I have always tried to achieve in my films—not just to move objects, but to breathe life into them and explore their inner being.” -Jan Švankmajer

In Their Words