Thursday, October 06, 2011

Aleksandr Petrov: Making of 'The Old Man And The Sea'

When I saw AleksandrPetrov's 'The Old Man And The Sea' years ago I was blown away by the beauty and epic scale of the film. It's stunning! A real animated hand painted masterpiece. I recently found the 'making of' vids listed below and was impressed at the amount of research and reference that went into creating the film (and all his films). It's awesome how he used his own models for staging and lighting. The water reflection studies are great as well. All this tactile reference really shines through and gives the film a higher level of authenticity.

If you can get past the subtitles the 'behind the scenes' clips are fascinating to watch and a rare opportunity to see Petrov at work. Enjoy!

Russian animation: Aleksandr Petrov, the making... by Niffiwan

'Old Man And The Sea' (1999) (Oscar winner)

'My Love' (2006)

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