Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For the Reminder by Omer Ben David


For The Remainder from Omer Ben David on Vimeo.

I thought that this film was quite unique in it's style, mood and subject matter. The overall feeling is quite serene and peaceful, particularly with the addition of ambient naturalistic sound effects, yet one can't help but be struck by the sparse, impressionistic style. The cat appears more as a skeleton, it's organic form and heartbeat emphasised do express the narrative.

"An atmospheric and vague, painterly animated short that envisions a view upon an old house cat who bids farewell to his home in his final moments. Done as my graduation film from Bezalel Art Academy."

"Creating a unique look of brush strokes that breathe and flow and operate as guides for the expression of the most inner feelings one might have in a situation of the sort."

For me this film accentuates how animation can be a very effective way of exploring and expressing a specific mood or emotion in a given situation, whether it's in an obvious or more atmospheric way. Manipulating shapes and forms so that they move akin to a moving painting helps add to the serene quality.

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