The Life Size Zoetrope

Hewis, Mark S (2007) The Life Size Zoetrope. [Film / Video]

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A short film written and directed by Mark Simon Hewis. Animate Projects for Channel 4 and the Arts Council UK. Winner of Grand Prix at London International Animation Festival. Winner at Tampere Film Festival.Nominated for 8 British Animation Awards.It is a film about the cycle of life on one giant wheel. The Life Size Zoetrope is the celebratory life story of one man, told via a one-take live action shot of a human zoetrope containing the film. The Life Size Zoetrope is the celebratory life story of one man told via a one-take live action shot of a giant zoetrope containing the film. We are taken through the cyclical journey the man has taken as it is presented to us through animated loops on pages and body parts of 36 riders on the wheel. Mixtures of emotions fill the film, from the celebration of creativity to its eventual loneliness, regret and repetition.

Item Type: Film / Video
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Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 11:50
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 21:32

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