"Blind Man" (:15)
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What does the blind man see? A whole city rocks and rolls! Stop motion animation makes the city of Vancouver dance in 3D time-lapse. The blind man is a familiar face you've never seen...
A film by Stephen Arthur. Info below.
Reel duration: 2 minutes
Stephen's show reel
X. Arthur, filmmaker
1. "Blind Man" (:15) - spot for noise-canceling headphones
prototypical blind musician's face was created as a kind of immediately
recognizable icon (without literally depicting a specific person) by
morphing a composite of three celebrities from published
photos. Facial expressions were animated by 2D warping.
traveling, squashed-perspective, time-lapse imagery was shot with a 35-mm still camera
No artificial layering was used to create this effect.
animation, visual effects, compositing, and sound mix/edit in Adobe After Effects.
CREDITS: Film by SXA. Special thanks to Bruce Alcock at Global Mechanic. © 2001 SXA
2. Transfigured - animation of paintings by Jack Shadbolt (excerpt 1:06)
Paintings deconstructed, extended,
composited, morphed and animated using DOS applications 1994-1998. Recorded to 35mm film by shooting off the computer monitor
frame by frame with
an Oxberry animation camera.
CREDITS: Transfigured conceived, directed, and animated by SXA, original paintings by Jack Shadbolt, producer George Johnson, associate producer SXA, executive producer Svend-Erik Eriksen, sound design by SXA, music by Jean-Luc Perron, produced by the National Film Board of Canada © 1998.
3. Vision Point - landscape animation (excerpt :38)
traveling, squashed-perspective, time-lapse animation (pixilation,
stop-motion) was shot with a 35-mm still camera and reanimated.
No artificial layering or compositing was used to create this effect.
Sound in After Effects. Shot across Western Canada.
by SXA, supported by The Canada
Council for the Arts, © 1999 SXA
X. Arthur email: sxarthurATshaw.ca