"Miss Daisy Cutter" is an animated short film by Laen Sanches featuring "Nux Vomica" by The Veils.
If Walt Disney took some bad acid this is what his trip would look like. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
My goal with this project was to experiment with a non-narrative storytelling process. I wanted to create a moving artwork composed of unusual visuals – in the form of a collage of rough animated sketches and scribblings. I also wanted to reinterpret some of the archetypes of the psychedelic-pop-rock-punk visuals of the 60s and 70s and the result to be clashing graphical art styles with a strong feeling of crafted artworks in between painting, etching, comic book, manga and dealing eventually with abstract shapes.
To make things more interesting, I decided to experiment with a different way of working. No storyboards and scripts, only improvisation on the fly. Deliberately working with a surrealist approach, designing and animating with an 'automatic drawing' technique. Producing a few seconds of animation each day without thinking of what was made the day before. And because it still wasn't complicated enough, I also wanted to bring depth into it somehow, and worked with the third dimension in order to funkify the viewer's perception and surprise his brain.
I'm now colour blind... cyan from the left eye and red from the right one.
Produced, directed & animated by Laen Sanches
Music: “Nux Vomica” by The Veils
(P) 2006 Rough Trade Records Limited
Licensed courtesy of Rough Trade Records Limited
© 2010 Laen Sanches
★ TV Broadcast (2012-2013): Arte (FRA / GER)
Quality Prize 2013 - CNC
Winner 2012 "Arte Prize - First 3D Stereoscopic Short" Premiers Plans Angers
Winner 2012 "Music Video" category - Black & White Festival (Porto)
Winner 2011 "Music Video" category - BAF Bradford Animation Festival
Winner 2011 "Animation" category - Dimension 3 Film Festival (Paris)
Winner 2011 "3D Stereoscopic" category - Be Film Festival (New York)
Honorable Mention - LA 3D 8th Annual Movie Festival (Los Angeles)
★ Official Selections
60+ Festivals in 25+ countries (incl. Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, Woodstock, Pictoplasma, Trickfilm, Arcipelago, M2M, Zagreb, Short Film Corner Cannes…)
Stash Magazine #74 November 2010
★ Watch it in 2D here: vimeo.com/13492236
★ Tips for the best 3D stereoscopic viewing conditions:
- Use red & cyan anaglyph glasses
- Switch to the Flash player instead of the HTML5 player
- Distance to screen = approx. x 5 times the diagonal of the film
- Dark environment or black background
- Play it loud!
★ Contact for commercial work enquiries: laensanches.com
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