Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Hedgehog In The Fog

I'm really digging all the great animation posted on YouTube. I wish the quality were better but it still allows you to see some obscure and classic films from around the world.

Here's one of my favorites: Yuri Norstein's Hedgehog in the Fog. There are versions without subtitles available that don't encroach on the picture but I thought the translation adds to the poetic understanding of the narration.

It looks to be shot on glass with flat cutouts, but his control of light and shadow and the multi plane depth he creates along with elements like water make me wonder just how he pulled it off.

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