Interview with Zdenko Basic, part 1: Scopes of lucidity in illustration and animation

October 19, 2010

For a very long time I’m planning to detain for an interview Zdenko Basic… practically from the beginning of my blogging… Somehow other topics and other people entered into life of this digital creature called Body Pixel…

During this year’s edition of Animafest – World Festival of Animated Film, Zdenko was detained in the quarters of the festival and examined about his crime: illustration and animation. This verdict is announced: life sentence to be served in the deepest part of the fairy land with a working obligation of doing only moving pictures and illustrations. The execution sentence starts now!

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Zdenko Basic and one of his Elves (c)
Photo of Z. Basic by Filip Filkovic Philatz (c)

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Knitting, embroidery, crocheting and needlepoint in animation and stop motion

July 30, 2010

Animation, stop motion and computing have a lot of possibilities and techniques for expressing ideas and stories… Following last posts regarding textiles, I simply got an idea to collect few animated and stop motion films which were designed with the help of knitting, crocheting, embroidery and needlepoint…

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Science Project: Temperature by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner
hand-stitched cotton doily, 2005

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Pocket cinema: Love & Theft by Andreas Hykade

June 10, 2010

‘Love & Theft’ (2010) by Andreas Hykade is a film I saw at Animafest 2010 last week… An animated film that brings us to the beginnings of the art of animation and moving images, as well as towards our comic book heritage… simple and plain… like a practical example and lesson on design and logos, typography and the power of minimalism…

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Body cinema: Illuminated – Motion Capture Dance Animation by Kevin Abbott

April 1, 2010

‘Illuminated – Motion Capture Dance Animation’ by Kevin Abbott was created for a dance concert at Western Michigan University in 2008.

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