Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Animation on Glass

I remember first seeing a few of Caroline Leaf's films while in college in Chicago. I believe she came to the Art Institute to show her work. Ms Leaf pioneered sand, paint-on-glass and scratch animation during her 20-year tenure at the NFB. I recently came across this excellent "Making of" documentary featuring Caroline  talking about her work and demonstrating her technique. Enjoy...

There are also clips from her previous films and below is "The Street". Using watercolor and ink on glass, Leaf illustrates the reactions to a dying grandmother, capturing family feelings and distilling them into harsh reality.

I contacted the actual Caroline Leaf and if she responds, I'll let you know...)

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