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The technique used to create the images in the film is called camera-less animation. Images are painted directly on blank film stock or, in some instances, etched from the black emulsion of exposed film stock. See more »
I can respect all the time they put into this, though it sure isn't fun to watch
This is a very important Canadian animated short in that many love it for its artistic style as well as all the tedious work that went into making it. Classical music is set to movement of scratches on film. None of the animation is anthropomorphic--instead all shapes and colors and scratches. Because of this, the film looks like something that you'd see in a modern art museum. However, it should also be pointed out that this is a very, very, very difficult film to watch nor is it particularly fun. Watching minute after minute of this is just a chore.
Overall verdict: An interesting experiment that has little, if any, commercial appeal. Not particularly pleasant but I sure can respect the time that went into making it.
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