Category Archives: Short films

Karagiozis shadow theater

I grow up with Karagiozi shadow theater, and i always respect this self-taught hard-working artist that move from town to town every 3 days and start the story of Karagiozis all over again, for a new audiens. During the rest or durning the travel they create designs and manufacter their leather figures and sometimes new stories.

Every Karagiozpaichtis ( the master of puppet), had 2 trademarks:  His voice nad his figure, in heavt theatrical style, and deep respect for the tradiotions.

In those dat very rare i see Karagiozpaichti any more, and when i saw

Stefanou Papadimou thesis that was made for graphic design department of the TEI of Athens, i was very happy. Its about a research among the shadow theaters from their birth till we reach the Greek Karagiozis and an effort to give a personal identity to a shadow theater.

Let me transfer his own words:
Karagiozis is the greek shadow theater. The concept was to give a personal id
to a theater like this. Karagoz, Karagioz and Karagous was the shadow play in countries
such as Turkey, Tunisia, the Libyan sea, palestine, Syria and Algeria. Each country
had its own style of play and designing its puppets. The prevailing theories claim
that shadow theater came to Greece via Turkey.

For the logo i needed an element that defines Karagiozis from other shadow theaters,
and i found “sousta”, a patent that Greek puppeteers invented to turn the puppet over
in order to be seen both by two sides.

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Greek puppeteers created by their own the eaves and signs for their theater by using
handmade typography with decorative elements in order to publicize their plays.
I followed this technique to give an identity that has references to tradition.
Blue and red elements are combined as a conceptual reference of Greece and Turkey.

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Greek puppeteers created by their own the eaves and signs for their theater by using
handmade typography with decorative elements in order to publicize their plays.
I followed this technique to give an identity that has references to tradition.
Blue and red elements are combined as a conceptual reference of Greece and Turkey.

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The longtime research that I made before start designing was written down and two books were created. The first one is a research effort to find the logic series that shadow theater followed through time from its birth until we get our own Karagiozis and the second is a presentation of the most important figures of Karagiozis from 1850 till 1940.

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Stefanos Papadimos in Behance

Stefanos Papadimow in Facebook

Inhale | 26 song illustrations

Frida Koukoula Kritikou was born in 1992 and she studied Graphic Design. Inhale is an illustrated book that contains 26 freehand song illustrations and is made as her final school thesis.
Every illustration is inspired by the lyrics of the song and the atmosphere of the music.
The purpose of the book is to convey the emotions of this music through pens, ink and color, and as a result the whale in the air made me bit sad and the answer is 42.

The selection of the songs was made by Frida.
The book comes with a Box Set that also includes a 24 song double vinyl.

Drwal

Awkward name, a story “not so easy”, and a nice animation style well suited for the story: On the shore of a great ocean, surrounded by colossal cliffs and a forest reaching almost past the horizon, lives a father and his son. The father is a lumberjack. The boy on the other hand is happily living the life of a boy who sees nothing past his father. Everything was as in a storybook, until one day the lumberjack came home a changed man…


DIRECTOR – Paweł Dębski
EDITOR – Paweł Dębski
MUSIC – Tomasz Jakub Opałka
PRODUCER – Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak


-AWARDS-

52. Krakow Film Festival – Silver Hobby-Horse
KTR – Young Directors – Main Prize
VIEW Conference – Best Design Award
Cinanima – RTP2 Onda Curta Award
3. Animateka – Special Mention
UFO 0110 International Digital Film Festival – Special Mention
Ars Independent – Black Horse For The Best Animation
SE-MA-FOR Film Festival – Special Mention
OFAFA – Grand Prix For The Best Student Film
Filmowa Góra – “Mały Pagórek” For The Best Animation
Young and Cinema – Special Mention


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Ex Animo. An animated impression.

An animated impression. Images conjured up by the animator form a two-dimensional reality of their own. Absurd and unrelated scenes describe the rules governing the world confined to a sheet of paper and animation technique. The relationships between the characters seem strangely familiar

 


DIRECTOR – Wojciech Wojtkowski
EDITOR – Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak, Agnieszka Kowalczyk
MUSIC – Tomasz Jakub Opałka
PRODUCER – Piotr Furmankiewicz, Mateusz Michalak

-AWARDS-

Rhode Island International Film Festival – Grand Prix
Euroshorts – Main Prize
International Digital Film Festival “Kinofest” – Award for The Best Animation
Nice Short Film Festival – First Price in The European Competition
Cutout Fest – Special Mention
Be there! Corfu Animation Festival – Best Music for Short Film Award
DaKINO International Film Festival – Special Jury Award for Best Animation Short
Int’l Animation Festival Chilemonos – 1st Prize in Experimental Short Film Competition
Offeliada – Main Prize
OFAFA – Brown Dash for Individual Achievements


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Puppet Harlot and the Beast

Dark, satyric, and strong 3D animated marionette show about the mainstream genre “entertainment”!.
The graduation film from The Animation Workshop/VIA UC, show to us, the audience, how will the naive freshly carved prince and his co-actors withstand their audience’s insatiable appetite for entertainment.
The film was made by a team of third year Character Animation and CG Arts students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark.

(V-Ray for Maya, Zbrush and Nuke. Premiere was used for editing. Most of the textures are hand painted by team.)
More info on the films blog themarionettesfilm.tumblr.com, including concept art, animation tests, and some clay models.


Facebook: facebook.com/pages/The-Animation-Workshop-Official-Page/10452541819
Tumblr: theanimationworkshop.tumblr.com/
CREDITS
Frederik Salling Troels-Smith, fst-s.com/
art direction, animation

Julie Peitersen, juliepeitersen.blogspot.dk/
production manager, concept art

Karsten Kjærulf-Hoop, karstenhoop.com/
direction, idea & animation

Katharina Goslowsky, kgoslowsky.blogspot.dk/
computer graphics, prop & environment design

Kristina Stengaard, kristinastengaard.blogspot.dk/
animation, concept art, prop & character design

Laura Andersen, lauraandportfolio.blogspot.dk/
technical art director, rigging

Rasmus Brinck, rasmusbrinck.blogspot.dk/
animation lead, story & character development

Beautiful enough to not be in words…….

Has spirit from Moebius, a soft round line, fluid feeling, hypnotic music, division and collision..  and beautiful enough to not be in words…….

Its the latest short film by Japanese director/animator Masanobu Hiraoka’s, named: “My New Animation,” 

In five mesmerizing minutes,  we see  how Masanobu Hiraoka  has involved further his personal style, as introduces to us by his plethora of short’s , but most noticeable the “Uneasiness and triangle” (2011), “ONE AND THREE FOUR” (2014) and “Land” (2014).


Direction / Animation: Masanobu Hiraoka
Hiraoka is represented by studio Je Regarde.