1. A bookmark is stuck in a forgotten book that is one day knocked over by wind. It experiences its environment by surfing the pages that turn in to ocean-waves, enjoying the ride of its life. As the book cover closes light reveals new challenges.
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    A short making of here: vimeo.com/33456325

    "Children Jury Award" Bristol Encounters 2012
    °Best Short" Content Award Vienna 2012
    " Bronzener Nagel" - Art Directors Club Germany 2012
    " Rookie of the Year" - Creativ Club Austria
    "Special Mention" Rome Idependent Film Festival 2012
    "3rd Price" Athens Film And Video Festival 2012

    Official Selection: ECU 2012 Paris, Vilinius Shorts, Mo & Friese Hamburg, Taafi 2012, SAL Surf At Lisbon 2012, Tyrolean Independent Film Festival 2012, Nord Nordwest, Supertoon, ...

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  2. 100,000 staples arranged over 40 hours.
    To see photographs go to http://www.peterroot.com/index.php?/projects/ephemicropolis/

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  3. The Story
    The film follows the journey of "You" (the main character), a 3rd-tier technical writer who dreams of one day being a product designer. Working after hours, he creates a fantastic new product. When he presents his product to his employers, they inform him that it's up to him to create an advertising campaign for the product - an advertising campaign that must be animated. This poses a problem for "you" - he knows very little about animation, and is instantly filled with doubts, and thus his future hangs in the balance. This is where our friendly narrator steps in, to guide "you" through the process of making an animated film. Step by step, our hero's anxiety and doubts are put to rest, and in the end, he is triumphant!

    The Production
    The Story of Animation came about as a solution to a problem: The Animation Workshop, an animation school in Viborg, Denmark, had been graduating a great number of incredibly qualified animators, animation producers, and CG artists over the past 10 years. These artists had been forming small companies and beginning to produce fantastic work. The problem was not with the studios, or the quality of work they were producing, but rather with the clients: Most of them seemed to believe that animation was a simple, uncomplicated process, and were often disappointed to learn that there were very specific stages in the animation process that required their participation (and finances). It's almost as if they believed that creating animation was as simple as pitching an idea, and then sitting back while a couple of animators with pencil and paper goofed off, told jokes, and drank copious amounts of coffee until "wallah"! the animation was finished! Furthermore, they seemed to think that there would be no difference in cost between an animated film created in flash, 2D, stop motion, cut-out, motion graphics, or fully rendered Pixar-style 3D animation! At the time Morten Thorning, Director of the Animation Workshop approached me with the idea for the film, I was experiencing similar problems with a client in Copenhagen. In fact, I'd just spent several days creating a presentation about the benefits of using animation for an environmental messaging campaign. I was tasked with convincing a panel of scientists, sociologists, environmental activists, and architects how animation could be used to create positive, engaging, and entertaining content for environmental action messaging - no small feat!

    The Team
    After talking things over with Morten, it was decided that I would write and direct the project, which would be produced by Claus Toksvig of The Animation Hub, and animated at Tumblehead Studios. Tumblehead, led by Magnus Moller, did an amazing job on the film, assembling a team of character designers, animators, storyboard artists, and background artists (all graduates or current students of the Animation Workshop). Tumblehead saw the entire process through, from concept to post-production. The narrator was voiced by the awesome Richard Spiegel, and the sound design and score created by Mark Menza, whose many credits include sound designer and composer for "The Jimmy Neutron Show". Additional support was provided by Thomas Ahlmark (a veteran of many Animation Workshop productions).

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  4. A stop-motion animation based on the work of Hermann Hesse and Carl Gustav Jung. More information and pictures of the making of the animation can be found here: http://www.vyzor.de/inner_steppe

    # vimeo.com/36801345 Uploaded 121K Plays 37 Comments
  5. A little girl has an adventure with water as she travels from a small brook to the sea. A tale of growing up based on a Hungarian poem.

    Watch the making of here: vaczpeter.blogspot.com/2011/11/making-of-streamschool.html
    See my other works here: petervacz.com

    FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:
    Monstra / Lissabon, Portugal
    Anifest / Czech Rebublic
    Stuttgart / International Festival of Animated Film / Germany
    42. Hungarian Film Week / Hungary
    KAFF / 10th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival / Hungary
    BuSho / Budapest Short Film Festival / Hungary
    Fantoche / 9. International Animation Film Festival / Switzerland
    Jameson CineFest / Miskolc International Film Festival
    Bristol Festival of Puppetry / UK
    Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival / Canada
    The Standing Rock International Short Film Festival
    Black Movie, Geneva-Film Festival (selection for children) February, 17-26
    Flatpack Festival, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK - March, 17th
    CineMe Films - animation showcase 'Anime 3', Bristol, UK - March, 22nd

    CREDITS:
    Director: Péter Vácz
    Background: Kati Egely
    Narration: Piroska Molnár
    Music: Yvein Monq
    Tutor: József Fülöp
    Translation: Joseph Wallace

    The film was made in (MOME) Moholy- Nagy University of Arts and Design in 2012 as my BA graduation in Animation.

    # vimeo.com/30376094 Uploaded 89.2K Plays 74 Comments

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