13 December 2016

Watch: Impressive B&W Stop-Motion Animated Short 'The Lighthouse'

Watch: Impressive B&W Stop-Motion Animated Short 'The Lighthouse'


Even with endless new CG animated features every year, stop-motion filmmaking is still going strong and it makes me happy to see this. This year there are a few stand out films, between Kubo and the Two Strings as well as My Life as a Zucchini. There's also some great short films being made, and this one here is another example of how impressive it is to see stop-motion used for visual storytelling. The Lighthouse is a B&W stop-motion short film made by up-and-coming Austrian filmmaker Simon Scheiber about a rather bored lighthouse keeper. The style and detail in this make it mesmerizing to watch, and the ending is quite trippy.

Description from Vimeo: "A lighthouse keeper's surprising discovery pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory." The Lighthouse is directed by filmmaker Simon Scheiber, the founder of Trim Tab originally born in Austria, currently working on his own unique projects. Features music by Nicolas Martin, with sound & mixing by Jan Frederik Vogt. The stop-motion film is made up of over 14,000 photographs, created over 7 years. The film has played at numerous festivals throughout 2016. For more info, visit their official website. To watch more shorts, click here. Your thoughts?

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