Running time: 5:53
Stop Motion on location / greenscreen
Directed by: Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Animation by: Katrine Kiilerich, Frederik Villumsen, Christophe Peladan, Tobias Gundorff Boesen
Light and Photography: Martin Bested, Andreas Berg
2010 The Animation Workshop
My Bachelorfilm from The Animation Workshop. Set to the song "Slow Show" by The National, who were kind enough to allow me to use their music. It is a non-commercial short film, intended for festivals.
It is shot in the forests surrounding Viborg, Denmark. My main inspiration was victorian litterature, and "Boxer" by the national. It was painful to finish, as shooting stop motion in the forest at night for longer periods turned out to offer alot of problems :) But it was also great fun and adventure.
"Wallabout Film Festival" April 2010, New York
"VISIONS FROM THE FUTURE" may 2010, Torino
"Kinetoscope Animation Festival", june 2010, Taipei
"Anima Mundi" july 2010, Sao Paolo & Rio de Janeiro
"Festival Internacional de Benicassim" July 2010 Spain
"Odense International Film Festival", August 2010, Odense Denmark
"BUSTER International Film Festival" September 2010, Copenhagen Denmark
"3D Wire" October 2010, Segovnia Spain
"Hamburg Animation Awards" 2010
"Topanga Film Festival", August 2010, California
"Salt Lake City Film Festival", 12-15 August 2010
"Bornshorts Festival", 27-28 August 2010, England
"Fantastic Film Festival", October 2010, Lund Sweden
"Animest International Animation Festival", Oct 2010, Bucharest Romania
"Encounters Film Festival", October 2010, Bristol England
"KLIK International animation festival" Amsterdam Holland, 2010
"Best of KLIK festival" Programme at Turin Italy, oct 2010
"Århus Filmfestival", November 2010, Denmark
"LINOLEUM" Festival, October 2010, Moscow Russia,
"Freeky Creek Film Festival", October 2010, USA
"Musicclip Festival", November 2010, Barcelona Spain
"Animated Dreams" - Black Nights Film Festival. Tallinn, Estonia Dec. 2010
"METERS" international youth film festival, Russia nov. 2010
"Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival" Nepal, Dec. 2010
The International Youth Festival of Short Cinema and Animation "METERS", Moscow Russia, November 2010
“Minimalen” International Film festival, Norge 2011
“Go Short” International short film festival Nijmegen, Holland 2011
"Chulpicine Film Festival", Equador, September 2011
"Montreal Stop Motion Festival", Montreal Canada, September 2011
"Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival", Seattle September 2011
"Se-Ma-For Film Festival", Poland 22-25 sept 2011
"FIJR Granada", Granada Spain, 22-29 Oct 2011
"Canterbury Anifest", Canterbury England, October 2011
PLAY, Amsterdam Holland 17-19 Nov 2011
Awards and nominations
“Best Picture” Wallabout Film Festival, New York
“Diamond In The Rough” Topanga Film Festival, California
“Best Music Video” Anim’est International Animation Festival, Bucharest Romania
“Most Surprising National Film” Odense International Film Festival
3rd Place Hamburg Animation Awards 2010
"ANOBA Award" 2010 Nominee, Helsinki Finland oct. 2010
"Melies D’or" 2010 Nominee, SITGES Spain, Oct. 2010
"VIEW! Award" nominee, Turin Italy Oct 2010
"2nd Place, Best new director" Musicclip Festival, Barcelona nov. 2010
"Best Animated Film" METERS film festival, Russia
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This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.
The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.
A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (http://bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.