"Italian film maker Paolo Gioli creates a haunting short movie by animating photographs taken by Bert Stern of Marilyn Monroe shortly before she died at the age of 36, fifty years ago today.
Filmarilyn is both beautiful and foreboding. As the film's jazzy rhythms start to disintegrate and the images slow to a crawl, 'X' marks on the contact sheets appear like magical curses and a fresh scar on Marilyn's flesh transforms into a stigmata while her face, half-hidden by shrouds of white, eyes closed, turns impossibly pale and lifeless. In the final moments, close-ups of her hands in death-like repose seem almost saintly and as the film's last frames unspool we are left with the sense of having seen an apparition, a ghost... a soul X-rayed.
It's amazing how much power and sadness Gioli creates from so few elements - a testimony to his artistry, Marilyn's radiance and Stern's skill in capturing it."
(Marc Campbell, 05 August 2012, Dangerous Minds)
Fig.1 Paolo Gioli (1992) "Filmarilyn", uploaded to Vimeo by Volodymyr Bilyk.
"boolab is a production house dedicated to motion graphics, animation (2D and 3D) and the development of other visual techniques, both traditional and cutting or bleeding edge. It came into being in 2004 within the framework of Booker, an advertising production house in the field of live-action, founded in 1996. Initially, boolab was envisaged as an in-house lab for research into new audiovisual languages, but it soon set its sights beyond the company walls. Success was not long in coming, and it rapidly developed into what it is today - a production house that is a benchmark in audiovisual innovation throughout Spain and Europe."
Fig.1 Pilot: 'Evolution' - boolab, uploaded by boolab Plus 1 year ago.
"Professor Fletcher's invention of the CellScope, which is a Nokia device with a microscope attachment, was the inspiration for a teeny-tiny film created by Sumo Science at Aardman. It stars a 9mm girl called Dot as she struggles through a microscopic world. All the minuscule detail was shot using CellScope technology and a Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics."
"Greg Jardin directs countless jellybeans for Kinna Grannis’ 'In Your Arms' promo."
Written by Kina Grannis; Directed by Greg Jardin; Produced by Daphne Raves; Concept Art by Lauren Gregg; Wardrobe by Gillian Zwick; Sound Design by Suzanne Goldish; Production Company: @radical.media; Jelly Bean Animation Team: Kristina Carucci; Lauren Cunningham; MacKenna Dixon; Marcus Demmon; Kevin Harman; Alexandra Judelsohn; Jay Kim; Pearl Lung; Ptolemy Slocum; Erin Thiele; Clarisse Wiedem; Additional Animators: Monica Ahanonu; Matt Beans; Sarah Burt; David Chang; Jane Cohen; John D'Arco; Hope Marquardt; Erin McLaughlin; Krisztianna Ortiz; Kyle Padilla; Allen Marshall Palmer; Natalie Pasallar; JJ Rubin; Cherie Saulter; Susan Wiedem; John Sheptock; Janine Sides; Hethur Suval; Chelsea Stark; Sarah Tejeda; Special thanks to Jelly Belly.