Animation: The old Man and the Sea

This beautiful animation of Hemingway’s saga “The old man and the sea” has been completely hand painted – all 29,000 frames of it. It’s actually more an independent film created by Russian artist Alexander Petrov and Canadian Pascal Blais Productions that helped him to get the 21 minute film onto celluloid with IMAX technology.

It won a series of awards and received an Oscar nomination for Best Animation Short Film.

…In 1997, 40 year old Alexander Petrov of Prechistoe, Russia struggled against a strange environment (Canada), a new and intimidating technology (IMAX), and with the use of his finger tips, transformed Hemingway’s ode to masculinity from splashes of oil paint into a vibrant, coherent, fresco in motion…

Click on the image below for the link (multimedia)

link to YouTube video

The second part of the film is here .

info via: Mellart
info via: AWN

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