After the success of last year’s edition, Anymation
returns to propose to the viewers of the Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival
a new workshop
, once again dedicated to international animation.The programme is directed, as in the previous editions, by Davide Giurlando
, and will take place on the 18th
of March. Every day there will be an hour dedicated to the workshop
, and each hour will be dedicated to the description of a particular form of animation : traditional drawings
, stop motion
and digital techniques
This year’s programme will be dedicated to the intersections between reality and animation, and to the construction of animated worlds. Examples of “mixed techniques” as Mary Poppins
with Julie Andrews are famous in the history of cinema; yet there are works that experiment further by breaking the boundaries between Live action and designed worlds. In some animated short film with Betty Boop as protagonist, the famous jazz musician Cab Calloway not only interpreted with his voice and music some of the characters, but also the body’s movements which were realized through rotoscoping; master of the stop motion animation as Jan Shvankmajer and Norman McLaren, employed pixilation
in order to transform their actors into living “puppets”. The works that mix real worlds and fictional architectures are usually among the more troubling, original and memorable: the limit, though, can be surpassed also in works where the author enjoys transforming the reality that surrounds a character, who can become aware of his fictional existence. In some of his masterpieces Chuck Jones, creator of Bugs Bunny and Duffy Duck, torments his heroes changing their physical appearance with a paintbrush and causing their – justifies- objections.
The modern 3D graphic is bringing the fusion between reality and fiction to a new level, as in the “psycho-real” works by Chris Landreth, where psychological traumas are transformed into physical deformities. After all, are not all modern Hollywood blockbusters hybrid features where the real and the fictional are interchangeable?