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April 5, 2012 1:55 PM   Subscribe

Luminaris from imaginative independent Argentine animator Juan Pablo Zaramella (show reel), a short film using pixilation (stop motion using live actors) to tell a light humorous story. via Colossal

"Making-Of" clips for Luminaris: test shoots, the 'office' set, setting up scenes, the music, the 'home' set.

Other Zaramella:

El Guante (The Glove), a pixilated lesson why it is not a good idea to put on any piece of clothing left at your doorstep.

Lapsus, a simply animated study in black-and-white contrast as a little nun is 'transformed' by her exposure to 'the dark side'. (OMYGOD!)

At the Opera, a brief one-gag in claymation and water that will make you cry/laugh.

El Desafío a la Muerte (A Challenge to the Death), a rather extreme test of faith...

Hotcorn! NOT your Orville Redenbacher popcorn.
posted by oneswellfoop (6 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
This was charming and fun, but I wasn't really gripped until the end, when his plan is revealed and comes to fruition. Excellent payoff, because it's not only a lovely, dramatic visual, but it's actually an intriguing idea. I bet you could make that in real life, or at least something workable with its appearance. Better than this, hopefully.
posted by gilrain at 2:33 PM on April 5, 2012


I seem to remember this technique making the rounds on YouTube some years back. I don't remember if The Kids were calling it "pixilation" back then or not, but I definitely remember thinking it was a pretty clever trick. This is a really nice little short, and I think the technique serves it well. I keep wanting to analyze the symbolism behind the gendered division of labor in the lightbulb factory, but I'd rather just enjoy it as a little bit of whimsy.
posted by Scientist at 3:18 PM on April 5, 2012


I seem to remember this technique making the rounds on YouTube some years back. I don't remember if The Kids were calling it "pixilation" back then or not, but I definitely remember thinking it was a pretty clever trick.

It's been called pixilation since it was invented, like, a hundred years ago. It's not just something the kids made up.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:19 PM on April 5, 2012


(I take that back; the technique is over 100 years old, but the term -- coined by Grant Munro -- is only 60 years old.)
posted by Sys Rq at 5:25 PM on April 5, 2012


Very fun! Yes, the technique has been done but these story lines are pretty imaginative. I'd seen the Hotcorn one awhile ago, but not the others. The Glove is pretty intense. Thanks for the post, oneswellfoop.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:30 PM on April 5, 2012


Reminds me quite a bit of Gary Panter's work. If you're not familiar, he's the illustrator / design guy behind a lot of Pee-wee's Playhouse.

http://garypanter.com/site/index.php?/work/peewee/
posted by netbanshee at 7:52 PM on April 5, 2012


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