Surrounded in the womb, the ancient memories are evoked.
The memories in which we’re embraced by the ocean,
embraced by the purely tranquility and pleasure.
Let the journey begins, the journey we used to have,
the epitope of life evolution.
Lugu noore jäälinnu seiklustest ja raskustest iseseisva elu alustamisel.
Lugu ja animatsioon: Chintis Lundgren
Muusika: Henrik Malmgren
Tellija: Eesti Ornitoloogiaühing
Fimi valmimist toetas Keskonnainvesteeringute keskus
Film valmis animaresidentuuri Open Workshop abil
Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio / Adriatic Animation - 2014
The Moirai personified the three goddesses of destiny in ancient Greek mythology. Clotho spins the thread of life, Lachesis allocates it to the corresponding human and Atropos inevitably cuts it.
Thrown into an infinite world, the protagonists find their attitudes getting affected by a mysterious object which makes each of them follow their own morbid cravings.
Time, fate and self-determination interweave to a cycle of life, that leads to the question: Am I the person I wanted to be?
Using the iPhone app 'Vine', I created a series of stop motion loops over a period of about 6 months. It was a good way to experiment quickly with plasticine in motion and they were fun to make (a compilation of these Vines can be seen at vimeo.com/94679344). As this series of animations developed they became more focused on animations that produce sounds, this gave me a bigger idea…
I have always been interested in the way visuals can effect sound and how visual loops can be brought together to create a piece of music. This is how I produced Plasticine Rhythm; allowing each stop motion loop, made using Vine, to dictate a sound and combining these sound loops on screen to build a compatible interplay of rhythm and melody. Once this was established I then played with all the elements, including the background colour and the mini TVs containing the loops, so every element was intrinsically linked with the music.
For the best stereo effect I recommend wearing headphones to watch it.
I put on a Plasticine Rhythm Workshop at 'Pick Me Up' in Somerset House, London (pickmeuplondon.com). At it attendees learned the principles of replacement stop motion and made a companion piece to Plasticine Rhythm. That animation can be seen at vimeo.com/andymartin/pickuptherhythm and behind the scenes footage from the day can be seen at vimeo.com/94840111