Jan Svankmajer

28 04 2008

Jan Svankmajer is a real influence for me. Often miscribed as an animator, he should really be classed as a surrealist filmmaker as his work moves effortlessly between animation and live action. The pace and rhythm of the editing is superb and his work is a must for those who are into something a little bit darker or political. This piece is a great introduction to his work, Dimensions of Dialogue. On top is part1, and below part2.

“The world is divided into 2 unequal camps – those who have never heard of Jan Svankmajer and those who happen upon his work and know that they have come face to face with genius” The New Yorker

Dimensions of dialogue









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25 06 2008
Pixilation « Creative Video & Moving Image

[…] technique has been used by a great deal of influential animators and filmmakers, including Jan Svankmajer who incorporated it into his surreal films. The daddy of them all though has to be the grand master […]

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