“The Metamorphosis” is the title of the animated movie. The metamorphosis is a Greek-originated word which denotes a transformation; a biologic term that represents the changes in the organization of the entire organism.
The work on the animated movie was begun (if the preparation period is taken into account) in 2007. The main part of the work was accomplished in 2009 and the final workup was completed in early 2011.
The movie was recorded using the stop motion animation technique (frame by frame). Its total duration is 3 minutes and 31 seconds. A Canon 300 D photo camera was employed.
A basic conception of the movie is based upon fixed camera mounted opposite to the workspace – setup which in such a way becomes a stage with the scenes, artificial illumination and the “actors” who revolve in front of the spectator. The composition elements dynamics (of an abstract nature) on the stage becomes of a crucial importance for the quality of the movie and therefore a photo camera becomes a medium of the information transfer to the spectator.
The setup has been made of various, mainly scrap, material: wood, metal, clay, paper, wax and paint (pigments). By method of construction the setup is the closest to the assemblage technique.
The movie can be divided into the three entireties, in accordance with the prevailing material: 1. A color phase, 2. A florescent phase, 3. A wax phase.
The photographs were assembled in the chronologic order. The order of the setup creation has not been disturbed (with an exception of the introductory and final parts which were recorded later).
A music background in the movie is an organ composition “Prelude & Fugue in G minor” written in 1912 by a French composer Marcel Dupre to whom the movie is dedicated.
Our entire knowledge is just a semblance of the essence which is immense in the whole, just a motion in the partially seen. We can see the course apparently although our reception of the World is fragmented, divided into the series of pictures. Neither a motion is divisible nor might any portion of a course be outstretched even though if it appears as a whole. Every change includes something permanent and consistent. Every new stage is an inoculation on an old ground or outbuilding and transformation of all existing.
A variability of the Nature obeys the internal causality law; like a big organism creates a postulate of its further work and development.