I’m so happy to be able to post this up on Motionographer. Finding an artistic collaboration of such beautiful execution that’s off the beaten track is a rare gem.
Months of work have gone into creating this wonderful film. In the YouTube description, creator Carine Khalifé describes the process of making the film. I’ve copied in the whole of her text below. She talks of the exploratory process of animation, the evolution of the image over time, and how the creator’s mood and environment affect the outcome so heavily. It’s wonderful to hear her describe that meditative process and how looking at the completed film is like waking up from a dream.
This is one of the most beautiful animated films I’ve seen all year. The fluidity of the oil paint and connection with the music just wash over you. Despite working at frame rates as low as 8 fps, the motion never really feels jerky. You are aware this piece is an oil-paint animation, but at the same time you’re transported into the world of the film — you accept and get wrapped up in the texture of the piece almost immediately; it really is like sinking into a different mind state.
Please read Carine’s text below. It’s one of the best summaries I’ve read on how rewarding and spiritually engaging animation can be. You live, breath and feel the music by watching this beautiful piece of work.
Today you are being spoilt with a truly exceptional film.
Read YouTube description