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Dimensions of Dialogue by Jan Svankmajer

Jan Svankmajer- a Czech filmmaker, puppeteer, and artist born in 1934- is one of my favorite animators. He has refined and mastered, with obsessive attention to detail, the stop action film technique. Below are three of his short films from … Continue reading

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Seduced by prestidigitation

Simon Pierro is a german magician and performance artist. The following video of his magical exploration of iOS 5 is amusing and clever. Once again I am reminded of J. Stuart Blackton over a century ago. (I have posted the … Continue reading

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“Her Morning Elegance”

Even with the digital technology available to us today, it is heartening to see video artists still using the stop-action technique. Oren Lavie, an Israeli musician and playwright, produced, directed, and stars in this wonderful stop-action music video which won … Continue reading

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