Mr. Happy is about a side view character looking for his kind in a top view world.
There are some words written in Farsi Language in the background of the animation. For example, when Mr. Happy starts walking, on the window behind him, it is written "You?" or when he meets his kind, on the yellow house is written "Love" but with two letters swapped with each other like "Levo" so that it is pronounced funnier!
The old Town
A tiny little story about being in the wrong place at the wrong time, loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's "A shadow over Innsmouth".
Have fun and thank you very, very much for watching!
Also, why don't you stop by and say hello sometime? http://www.marvart.de
The whole thing was a university project and done in about 4 months using various software. Everything was drawn, modeled, animated and composited by me.
All sound effects/soundtracks are either done by me, bought from Vimeo or done by the awesome guys and gals over at http://www.freesound.org/
Intro: "Swing 39" by Latché Swing (http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/latche_swing_(3))
Outro: "Sweet Georgia Brown" by Latché Swing (http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/latche_swing_(3))
2011, VGIK, Russia
A creative person often seems weird, funny and a little bit crazy. Even his friends and family do not always understand him and often feel ashamed of him. But sometimes he can create a real miracle – merely from garbage.
Director, Scriptwriter, Artist – Dina Velikovskaya/ Cameraman - Alexander Vertiakov / Composers – Maria / Gootnik, Eugeny Kadimsky / Animators – Eugenia Zhirkova, Dina Velikovskaya / Sound director - - Eugeny Kadimsky / Puppet – Igor Hilov, Tatiana Platonova / Production manager – Alexandra Didichenko
Festival e Court Metrages de la Cote Bleue (France) - Gran-pri “OURSIN D’OR” 2013
Primanima World Festival of First Animation (Hungary) - Prize “For best sound design”2013
12thInternational Student Film and Video Festival (China) - Audience Choice Award 2013
Chester International Film Festival (UK) - Audience Choice Award 2013
II Animation Film Festival “Libelula” (Spain) - Jury Special Prize 2013
Cluj International Short Film Festival (Romania) - Prize “For best animated film” 2013
Reel2Real International Film Festival (Canada) - Prize “For best animated film” from National Film Board Canada 2013
5thInternational Animation Film Festival “Golden Kuker-Sofia” (Bulgaria) - Prize “For best student animated film” 2014
XXIV World Fest. of Anim. Films “Anima – Zagreb”(Croat) - Jury honourable mention 2014
IX Sardinia Film Festival (Italy) - Prize “For best film for children” 2014
II Int. Festival of Animated Films for Children (Serbia) - 3rd Prize for Senior participants films 2014
VII Festival du Film D’animation de Paris “Croq’Anime” - Golden Award 2014
XIII Reggio Film Festival (Italy) - SNCCI Prize “For the best film of the festival” 2014
Int. Art Animated Film Festival TV Channel 2x2 (Russia) - Gran-pri 2014
VII Amarcort Film Festival (Italy) - Prize “For best short animated film” 2014
9th International Animation Festival of Athens (Greece) - Jury honourable mention 2014
II International Brazil Stop Motion Festival - Special Prize of the Festival 2012
IV Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival (Canada) - Prize “Public Choice” 2012
II Stop Motion Festival “Se-ma-for” (Lodz) - Prize “For best film for children” 2012
XI Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival “Beginning” - Prize “For best animated film” 2012
XII International Film Festival фестиваль “The unprecedented cinema” (Tallinn) - Prize “Bronze Frame” 2012
XIV International Student Film Festival (Tel Aviv) - Prize “For best animated film” 2012
XVII Open Russian Festival of Animated Film (Suzdal) - Prize “For best puppet film” 2012
XXXI International Film Festival VGIK (Moscow) - Prize “For best animated film” 2012
How is an Entomologist supposed to get any sleep around here?
Short stand alone film that also works as a kind of sequel to 2005 film The Luminary.
screenings: Short Film Corner, Cannes, 2012
Imagine Science FIlm Festival, NY, 2012
Animation Block Party NY, 2012 (Awarded Best Original Design)
Melbourne International Animation Festival, 2013
Se-ma-for International Stop motion Festival, POLAND, 2013
London international Animation Festival, UK, 2013