Friday, April 29, 2011

Three Fragments of a Lost Tale

John Frame creates dark, surreal stop-action animation that is very similar to the Brothers Quay, but the work that went into the intricately carved sculptural puppets help define this film on its own terms. It is also interesting to note that the score of the soundtrack was done by him as well.

Three Fragments of a Lost Tale from John Frame on Vimeo.
This animated/live film is a part of an ongoing project entitled, "The Tale of The Crippled Boy." There are currently thirty five hand made articulated characters along with several sets and a theatrical stage. This twelve minute film is the first segment of a complex and loosely narrated story of a lost culture where things have gone rather awry.

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