The destruction of nature by man seen through the eyes of a snail.
During the second semester Thomas Stellmach developed the story of UNKRAUT. He animated, directed and produced the five minute cartoon film with cells, paint and an animation camera.
At some scenes he used rotoscopy. For a realistic movement Stellmach filmed real construction machines with a paver and traced its contours on paper. After colouring with gray paint it became a cold stony tune. For one shot he also build a little set of the meadow, shot it with its rotation and drew its outlines on paper.
In the whole Stellmach animated the snail and the meadow by hand to accentuate the peaceful and enjoyable world of the snail.
To get a three-dimensional effect the director constructed movable multi-plane layers, like Disney, to achieve an image depth by unfocused elements. For some shots there were nine cranks to wind frame by frame to simulate a move of the camera (see excerpt) or the clouds. The shooting of the 4500 hand - coloured cells took four weeks. Six sound tracks were mixed together with the music of Edgar Knecht.
er.r with the music of Edgar Knecht.
Film Valuation Authority Wiesbaden, Germany
, Union Internationale Du Cinema Non Professionel (UNICA) 1991, Saint Gallen, Switzerland
Film and Video Festival 1995, Badalona, Spain
selected for the film role "", International Animation Film Festival Ottawa, Canada
, student film days 1991, Babelsberg, Germany
Shown at the world environment conference 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
selected for the film role "Animation Celebration" (Editor: Terry Thoren, L.A., USA)
idea, animation, camera and sound
PAUL DRIESSEN, ART COLLEGE OF KASSEL