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Ob železnici 8
Maribor, Upravna enota Maribor, 2000
Slovenia

StopTrik International Film Festival is dedicated to stop motion techniques of hand-made, spatial animation as puppet film, claymation, object or photography manipulation, animation of loose materials (such as salt, sand etc), pixilation, traditional cut-out and many more. The list of sub-genres could be complemented with such exceptional techniques as animation of lights, fire, yarns, threads. Artists' imagination is limitless and so we can be neither orthodox nor strict while defining the term "stop motion". The ultimate goal of this unique annual gathering is to admire and celebrate artistry of hand-made, spatial animation together with all the other drifters of the surreal, absurd or merry highways who are ready to pursue frame by frame illusion.

Animacije 2018

Finity Calling

Lina Dvoršak

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Finity Calling/  Končnost kliče

Jasper Kuipers (seriousFilm, Walking the Dog)

2018, NLD/ BEL, 15'


 An empty room with five people, sitting at a table that seats six. Their withered bodies adorned with lush fabrics and jewelry, they spend eternity playing with their food. A charged silence fills the air. When the fragile equilibrium in the group is broken by the boy’s constant pestering, the results are explosive.


Prazna soba, v njej miza za šest, za mizo pet ljudi. Njihova ovenela telesa so odeta v razkošna oblačila in nakit, celo večnost se igrajo s hrano. V zraku je napeta tišina. Ko je krhko ravnovesje v skupini porušeno z dečkovim nenehnim nadlegovanjem, so posledice eksplozivne.


 Written, directed and animated by Jasper Kuipers

puppet manufacturing at Pedri Animation

executive producer: Thomas Hietbrink

supervisor: John Craney

puppet maker: Carola Brockhoff

assistant puppet maker: Jesse Oudhof

sculpting, painting: Jasper Kuipers

armature design: Se-Ma-For Adam Ptak

costumes by Charlotte Greeven

original concept, development: MaryMe-JimmyPaul

costume assistant: Sonny Roffel

pattern design: Anneloes van Holten

set construction: Gerben Agterberg

3D printing: Alex Vermeer

lighting equipment, consultancy: Prodelight Joep Vermeulen

reference acting: William Dashwood

editing: Jos Meijers

visual effects, compositing: Walking the Dog

compositing supervision: Denis Tassenoy

compositing: Damien Muzurais, Emmanuel Marralde

r&d: Mathias Claeys

cgi vfx: Leonardo Bruni

colour grading: Reinier van Brummelen

title design: Ravan van Raak

sound design: Senjan Jansen, Bert Aerts

final mix: Senjan Jansen

Technique: puppet animation, object animation

 

Distribution: KLIK Distribution

Recommended for children under 14: no


Jasper Kuipers

Born in Eindhoven the Netherlands in 1985 as the child of two ceramists Jasper Kuipers was brought up with an overabundance of materials to play with. From an early age he became fascinated by clay and drawing; fascinations that persist to the present day. After graduating from the animation department at the art academy St Joost in Breda, Kuipers started his practice as freelance director | animator. From his studio space in Breda he has worked on a diverse range of commissioned projects spanning from educational films and music video’s to installations and video projections for theater. Besides his commissioned work he has continued to work on independent films in various traditional techniques like Claymation, drawn animation and stop-motion with puppets.


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Find more about Jasper Kuipers on www.jasperkuipers.com