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Rotoskopie – shrnutí | Rotoscopy – summary

Netradičně místo obvyklého úvodu k tématu volíme závěrečný krátký shrnující text. Příznačně - protože téma 49. čísla věnované fenoménu rotoskopie se poněkud odchýlilo od předchozích témat 25fps, alespoň co do podoby textů rozhodně. Měli jste možnost přečíst si osm rozhovorů s tvůrci, kteří ve filmech (a v jednom případě videohře) pracovali v různém rozsahu a v různých podobách s animační technikou rotoskopi ...

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The Last Express: Video Game as Art

ANALYSIS – VIDEO GAME: The Last Express (1997) – VERONIKA ZÝKOVÁ – The Last Express (1997) is a video game created by Jordan Mechner and Smoking Car Productions, set on the Orient Express in 1914. This video game was very innovative in the adventure games genre. The Last Express was the first “real-time adventure game” and until these days it remains an example of combining deep story with high artistic val ...

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„Story was of first importance“

INTERVIEW with designer and animator Nicole Tostevin - VERONIKA ZÝKOVÁ - Nicole Tostevin is the owner and designer of a small creative studio Redhead Productions. Evolving from music to graphic art, she created the award-winning, computer animated film Suspended Abbey (1991), before joining the graphics team at Broderbund and specialized in rotoscoped animations for the enormously successful video games: Pr ...

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„I had to find new levels of motivation“

INTERVIEW with animator and director Joseph Pierce - VERONIKA ZÝKOVÁ - Joseph Pierce is a young British animator, who, amongst his other projects (e.g. experimental short State of Nature and music video for the band Enter Shikari) created award-winning shorts Stand Up (2008) and A Family Portrait (2009). In these films he used rotoscoping for creating realistic movements of characters, but with additional a ...

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„If I knew the end of my film, I would not start the journey“

INTERVIEW with Rick Raxlen, experimental animator and filmmaker - VERONIKA ZÝKOVÁ - Rick Raxlen is an independent Canadian filmmaker, whose film and video work has been screened internationally (e.g. in National Gallery in Ottawa, AGGV, HotWired AnimationExpress and the Museum of Modern Art in New York). Between the years 1967 and 1976 he made several short films with NFB (National Film Board of Canada), he ...

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„I wanted to capture real New York“

INTERVIEW with animator and writer Andy London - VERONIKA ZÝKOVÁ - Andy London is New York based director, writer and animator. With his wife, Carolyn, he runs a production company London Squared Productions (since 1999). They created award winning films: stop motion animated shorts Subway Salvation (2003), The Back Brace (2004), short feature I'm in the Mood for Death and rotoscoped short A Letter to Colle ...

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„To put 2 000 years in 10 minutes was a distillation process“

INTERVIEW with animator and illustrator Volker Schlecht - VERONIKA ZÝKOVÁ - Volker Schlecht is a Berlin based animator and illustrator, who created three animated short films, the latest being Germania Wurst (2008), sharp and ironic treat on German history in a nutshell, which got many awards at film festivals. But Volker Schlecht is also an acclaimed illustrator, together with Alexandra Kardinar he illustr ...

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„Life would be more exciting with talking animals, zombies and wizzards“

INTERVIEW with animator and illustrator Benjamin Arthur – VERONIKA ZÝKOVÁ – Benjamin Arthur is a young California based animator and illustrator, who brought attention to his works by his short film Once Upon a Time in the Woods (2007), in which he rotoscoped his brother, and later by two animations he did for National Public Radio - 3D animated The Billion-Bug Highway (2010) and roto Why Can't We Walk Stra ...

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„Strong starting points of inspiration won’t let you leave them alone“

INTERVIEW with composer, screenwriter and director Daniel Janke - VERONIKA ZÝKOVÁ - Daniel Janke, Canadian composer, musician, screenwriter and director, based in Yukon and Montreal, is quite known for composing music (for concert stage, theatre, film, television, and dance), but he also directed several short films (The Lottery Ticket, Finding Milton), most notably award winning animated movie How People G ...

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„I dismiss rotoscopy if it is not well done“

INTERVIEW with animator and programmer Bob Sabiston - VERONIKA ZÝKOVÁ - Animator, director, programmer and creator of Rotoshop, plus principal employee of Flat Black Films, that is Bob Sabiston, who was PAF Cult at the 10th Festival of Film Animation Olomouc, where he presented his various works.You may know his short movies like Grasshopper (2003), The Even More Funtrip (2007) or animation for Jørgen Leth' ...

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