Antwerp Animation 2012

Featuring Hannelore Akkermans, Elisabeth Conner, Gabel Eiben, Tania Goovaerts, Dan Gower, Dany Naierman, and Alison Weisgall. Filmed at deSingel in Antwerp by Pavol Liska. Edited in New York by Kelly Copper

This video is part of a series of stop motion animations that were made in 2011 and 2012 by Nature Theater of Oklahoma as a preparation and exploration for a projected animated film that would eventually become Life and Times - Episode 4.5. The films were composed from individual still photographs shot with a Cannon Mark ii camera in various locations while the company was on tour with Life and Times - Episodes 1 and 2. No one in the company had ever done animated film before, and we were learning as we experimented. Breaking down time into individual still moments was a challenge both for the directors and the actors involved. The individual photographs -- done often over the course of an entire day -- were later assembled in Final Cut at a rate of 10 frames per second to create the motion.

This animation was made as part of a workshop with local artists in Antwerp. The idea was to find a still tableau and hold it and see if it was still animated - to really see how stillness decays physically over time.

To see other animations in the series, go to: vimeopro.com/oktheater/stop-motion-animations