Posts Tagged ‘craig welch’
Posted in LTV21 Videos on November 2nd, 2008 by Monsieur boeuf la tête
The overall feel of this animation reminds me of Edward Gorey’s dark, start black and white ink drawings, but there are many other themes/feels within this piece. The music is haunting, some of the animation is reminiscent of Monty Python’s cutout animation while some is rotoscoped and there’s a nice little Rube Goldberg bit in the beginning. I love a good macabre theme, especially when it’s pulled off so excellently as this one is, but I love even more the detail put into not just the artwork, but the design of all the incidental objects, devices and backgrounds. All in all, a masterful job.
From YouTube description:
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Craig Welch takes viewers inside a surreal, meticulously crafted world to meet a mysterious protagonist and his otherworldly visitor.
In this surreal exposition, we meet a man, obsessed with control. His intricate gadgets manipulate yet insulate, as his science dissects and reduces. How exactly are wings attached to the back of angels? In this invented world drained of emotion, where everything goes through the motions, he is brushed by indefinite longings. Whether he can transcend his obsessions and fears is the heart of the matter. A film without words.
Directed by : Craig Welch. Produced in 1996
Posted by: nfb (National Film Board of Canada)