November 15, 2010

Kirsten Lepore's Stop-Motion Short 'Bottle'

This beautiful and touching stop-motion short by Kirsten Lepore just won a Vimeo Community Choice award, and deservedly so. On a basic level it's a perfect example of anthropomorphism, as we assign emotions and desires to what are literally piles of dirt. Going beyond this, the relationship metaphor feels derived from real life, negating any sort of escapism to be had at the hands of what could otherwise be merely cute animation. Highly recommended.

Here's a quick jaunt behind-the-scenes. What's Kirsten's secret? Hard work.

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Well..this is awesome. I cannot decide which of the two videos made my jaw drop further but her hard work definetely paid off. I love the idea and the way she she put it into practice (hope that's the right term) is really impressive. Thanks for sharing Koo :).

November 16, 2010 at 11:19AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Pierre

So lovely! Thz for posting

November 17, 2010 at 4:48PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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I like that so much and all the work that went into it a thumbs up from me.

November 18, 2010 at 3:45PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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russ

AWESOME....Great idea ......Great application.....ENCORE!!

November 18, 2010 at 5:37PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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J.K

The work is beautiful in so many ways! I only became aware of this film because a friend posted a link to it on another website (stopmotionanimation.com) and it's getting RAVE reviews over there. Fantastic, just Fantastic!

Here's a link to the thread that was started about it on that website...

http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=25...

November 18, 2010 at 9:19PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Loved the story! Great! Thanks for showing. Cheers

November 19, 2010 at 4:23AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Great, was on the swiss national radio today... thanks ! Great short....

December 12, 2010 at 7:25AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Nick-o-mat

Sort of a arbitrary question, but how long did it took you to publish this?
Keep up the fantastic work!!

July 16, 2013 at 2:30PM, Edited September 4, 11:21AM

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