Animation-Short about the Acceleration of Time: The Eagleman Stag

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Großartiger Kurzfilm von Mikey Please über die Beschleunigung der Wahrnehmung von Zeit im Verlauf eines ganzen Lebens. Komplett in Monochrom/Weiß und animiertem Schaumstoff gehalten wirkt der Film sehr artyfarty, ist aber auf so 'ne Art flapsig erzählt, dass er trotz des sperrigen Themas und Kunstanspruchs ganz einfach riesigen Spaß macht. Dafür hat er absolut verdient drei Millionen Preise gewonnen.

Peter’s life has been spent in both fascination and fear of his quickening perception of time with age. As he nears the end of his days, his interest turns to obsession and he undertakes progressively extreme measures to control and counter times increasing pace. Peter also discovers that if you repeat the word ‘fly’ for long enough it sounds like you’re saying ‘life’. This is of no real help to him. His answers lie in the brain of a beetle.

The Eagleman Stag is the BAFTA award winning Royal College of Art thesis film of director writer Mikey Please. Animated in monochrome stopmotion, the film consists of 115 separate sets made mostly of a mysterious white material, not previously know to have been used for stopmotion animation, found in the back of a cushion.

The Eagleman Stag, hier ein paar Behind-The-Scenes-Shots, die den Aufwand für diesen Film nur erahnen lassen.