Chicken Kiev


film clip

Without the mother in sight, a newborn chick starts staggering around, searching for food and warmth.

CHICKEN KIEV was the graduation film of Thomas Stellmach at the Art College of Kassel. This short cartoon film was supported by the Hessian Broadcast TV, the Hessian State, the Federal Government for Cultural Affairs and Media and the Institute of Film Subsidy. The colouring, the graphic and the sound design were made digital. A crew of 20 students and professionals collaborated via email between Cassel, Mainz, Cologne and Berlin. The animation was drawn on paper, were digitized with a line test software on Amiga and exchanged via internet. After tracing the animation the 15.000 clean ups were scanned and coloured with the software Animo. The sound was recorded at Solid-Sound and mixed at the Bavaria Studios. The final digital images were transferred on 35mm film at "Das Werk" and combined with the soundtrack at Taunus-Film-Laboratory.



Awards:

Certificate: "exceptional valuable" Film Valuation Authority Wiesbaden, Germany

3rd prize of the audience, Rüsselsheimer Filmtag 2000; Germany

2nd prize for best computer-assisted animation produced ba an independent, World Animation Celebration 2000, Los Angeles, USA

2nd prize for best film, ANIMA MUNDI, Rio de Janeiro 2000, Brazil

3rd prize for best film, ANIMA MUNDI, Sao Paulo 2000, Brazil

1st prize for best professional work, Moscow International Children's Animation Film Festival, Russia

Special prize of Children's Jury, Moscow International Children's Animation Film Festival, Russia

Nominated for Cartoon d’Or 2001, Brussel, Belgian


Credits:

author, director and producer
THOMAS STELLMACH

co-producer
MONIKA STELLMACH

graphic design
JOACHIM BODE

music
TILL MERTENS

musicians
KATRIN LANGE
ARNE KIENZLER

story consultant
PAUL DRIESSEN - ART COLLEGE OF KASSEL

animators
JOACHIM BODE
MATTHIAS BRUHN
JANEK CZECHOWSKI
ULF GRENZER
HYEKUNG JUNG
MONIKA STELLMACH
THOMAS STELLMACH
URTE ZINTLER

inbetweener
GISA BRANDES
ELISABETH BRINKMEIER

tracing
KRISTINE JAKOBSEN
CHON HYANG JA
HYEKUNG JUNG
KATRIN NICKLAS
JUTTA SCHÜNEMANN

computer imagery and compositing
ULF LIGNIEZ
THOMAS STELLMACH

Animo assistant
SABINE SCHMIDT

Animo system
COMPUTERWERKSTATT -
KUNSTHOCHSCHULE KASSEL

3d-modelling und 3d-camera
MIA BEST

3d-texturing
CANDELA 2

foley artist
JOERN POETZL

foley recording
PHILIPP SELLIER

sound design
ANDRÉ BENDOCCHI-ALVES
STEFAN PFLEGER

re-recording
ABI SCHNEIDER

digital film print / Das Werk
ANDREAS SCHELLENBERG

laboratory
ABC & TAUNUSFILM

supported by
FILM SUBSIDY OF THE HESSIAN TELEVISION
FILM SUBSIDY OF THE HESSIAN STATE
BERLIN INSTITUTION OF FILM SUBSIDY
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMISSIONER FOR CULTURE AND THE MEDIA