Hier der Trailer zu „Lotte- That Silhouette Girl“

An Animated Short Documentary
Written and Directed by Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo
Narrated by Lotte Reiniger


Once upon a time,
a young German artist ignited the world of animation
with shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors.
Her name was Lotte Reiniger

Lotte was a rockstar of an animator. She invented the multiplane camera and created the first feature length animation. LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL is an homage to her, told in Lotte’s style, with stop-motion shadow animation and through a lens of folktale storytelling. For many unjust reasons, Lotte is just a footnote in the history of film, but she revolutionized animation and made it what it is today. In this short animated documentary, Lotte’s puppets have come back to life to set the story straight.

In order to make this documentary, co-directors Beecherl and Patullo built a multiplane camera derived from Lotte’s original design, and they animated the PAPER-CUT puppets frame by frame on the glass planes in order to recreate the magical flicker and the ballet style dance so uniquely present in Lotte’s work.


Starring the Puppets of Lotte Reiniger
with Erica Hanrahan-Ball, Andrew Diego, and Sean Smith

Music & Sound Design by Carla Patullo (White Widow)
Animation by Elizabeth Beecherl
Additional Writing by Jennifer Maisel

Oha! Hochinteressanter Trailer: Hollywood’s Greatest Trick (OFFICIAL TRAILER) – The Exploitation of Movie Magic

Visual effects artists have created some of the most iconic moments in movie history — unforgettable scenes that transport us not only to other worlds, but to another place in our own lives. They have pushed the boundaries of what was thought possible… and turned our wildest dreams into spellbinding images — all with such skill, we sometimes forget it’s a trick.

The top 10 highest grossing films of 2016 garnered over $9 billion, and all contained that one ingredient essential to monumental global box office success – Computer Generated Imagery.

To convince us these visual effects artists share in this success and – that golden statuettes are not the magicians’ only reward . That’s Hollywood’s greatest trick of all.


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„working in the film industry is not a privilege, it’s a job“

Thomas Grummt machte mich via FB auf diese Dokumentation aufmerksam. Sehr sehenswert und eine gute Grundlage für Diskussionen.

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