"Balance" is a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler, inspired by Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster. Produced by James Jolly of Prime Pictures. Executive producer: Brent Langton of B2Pro. Editor: Sam Maliszewski of Bunker Media. 1st assistant camera: Corey Jenkins. 2nd assistant camera: Patrick Racheff. Gaffer: Jared Roessler. DIT: Chris Davis. Shot at Parlay Studios. Special thanks to Cameron Zonfrilli, John Welsh III, Adam Himber, Brian Patierno, Lisa Yang, and Spiegelworld.
«Special Mention in the category Student Film» - AniFest 2012
«Jury's Special Mention» - Animated Dreams Festival 2012
«Judges' Choice» - Melbourne International Animation Festival 2013
Fabulous Fringe Film Festival 1. - 5. August 2013
Melbourne International Animation Festival 20. - 30. June 2013
Roanne, 4e Festival international du court métrage d'animation 19. - 24. March 2013
Monstra Festival 7. - 17. March 2013
33rd Fantasporto Oporto International Film Festival 25. February - 10. March 2013
Animateka Ljubljana 3. - 12. December 2012
Animpact Animation Festival Max 28. November - 2. December 2012
14th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams 14. - 18. November 2012
interfilm Berlin - 28th International Short Film Festival 13. - 18. November 2012
Bradford Animation Festival 13. - 18. November 2012
CoutOut Fest Mexico 1. - 3. November 2012
DOK-Leipzig 29. October - 4. November 2012
Platform Animation Festival at REDCAT (Los Angeles) 26. - 28. October 2012
10th International Animated Film Festival Tindirindis 22. - 28. October 2012
Animatou 6. - 14. October 2012
Anim'est 5. - 14. October 2012
Fantoche, 10th International Animation Festival 4. - 9. September 2012
International Animation Festival Hiroshima 23. - 27. August 2012
Lago Film Fest 20. -28. July 2012
Annecy International Animation Film Festival 4. - 9. June 2012
52nd Krakow Film Festival 28. May - 03. June 2012
AniFest 26. April – 1. May 2012
36. Schweizer Jugendfilmtage 11.-15. April 2012
47th Solothurn Film Festival – January 2012 (World Premiere)
Client: VIMN MTV Milano Design Studio
Lead Creative Direction: VIMN MTV Milano Design Studio
Creative Director: Lorenzo Banal
Art Director: Luca Dusio
Senior Producer/On Air Manager: Maria Cristina Cipriani
Production Company / Animation Studio: Woodblock
Artists: Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber, Fabian Pross, Csaba Letay, Marco Kowalik, Sebastian Kowalski, Sebastian Faber, Jakob Schulze Rohr, Max Stoehr, Ivan Vasiljevic, William Tirloy, Pascal Floerks, Falko Paeper, Eric Mootz
Music/Sounddesign: Michael Fakesch (michaelfakesch.com)
A journey across the stars and heavens through antiquated astronomical diagrams.
I unearthed some dusty old scientific textbooks in my father’s attic, and immediately became inspired by the delicately rendered diagrams, plots and schemata. These purely scientific visual aids became unwitting artworks on their own, which is something I really loved.
The short animation explores pathways through astronomy’s roots, dating back to antiquity with its origins in scientific, mythological and astrological practices.
The soundtrack is 'Frosti' by Bjork, from the incredible album 'Vespertine'.