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- Oct 24, 2009Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:34:12 -0400
From: artvid <artvid@...>
Subject: Masereel woodcuts & Bartosch film
On a side note, poetic film animator Berthold Bartosch animated one of
Masereel's graphic novels.
[The 1930 film L'Idee] is described as the first serious, poetic, tragic
work in animation. The film's characters and backdrops were composed of
several layers of different types of paper
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper> from semi-transparent to thick
cardboard <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardboard>. Special effects like
halos, smoke and fog were made with lather spread on glass plates and lit
from behind. The film was based on a book of woodcuts
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodcut> from Frans Masereel
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_Masereel>, /The idea/. "The Idea"
featured a score by composer Arthur Honegger
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Honegger>, including an Ondes Martenot
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ondes_Martenot>, which is believed to be the
very first use of an electronic instrument in film history.
It's interesting to see what can be done with paper and cardboard.
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