Chicken Kiev

Abandoned chick tries to survive

The cartoon animation film CHICKEN KIEV tells funny and absurdly the story of an abandoned child. Without the mother in sight, the newborn chick starts staggering around, searching for food and warmth. It meets shady characters and gets into dangerous situations.

 

Excerpts of CHICKEN KIEV were part of my final examinations at the Kassel College of Art in 1999. The film was completed in 2000.

DIGITAL COLOURING

A crew of 20 students and professionals in Kassel, Mainz, Cologne and Berlin cooperated and exchanged data via e-mail.
It was the first film at the college using digital technique for colouring, compositing and adding the soundtrack on a cartoon animation film.
The animation was drawn on paper, the drawings 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 digital at Solid-Sound and mixed at the Bavaria Studios. The final digital images were transferred on 35mm film by ‘Das Werk’ and combined with the soundtrack at Taunus-Film-Laboratory.

Special Recommendation

Certificate: “especially commendable”, German Film Quality Assessment Board (FBW)

www.fbw-filmbewertung.com/film/chicken_kiev

Suitable for ages 6+

Voluntary Self-Regulation Organization of the German Film Industry (FSK)

The film is offered by various institutions for educational use.

Festivals and Awards

3rd prize of the audience, Ruesselsheim’s Day of Film, 2000, Germany
www.ruesselsheimer-filmtage.de

 

2nd prize for best computer-assisted animation produced by an independent, World Animation Celebration 2000, Los Angeles, USA
www.worldanimationcelebration.com

 

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
www.moscowfilmfestival.ru

 

Nominated for Cartoon d’Or 2001, Brussel, Belgium

Funding and Sponsors

Hessian Broadcasting Film Fund

Hessian Film Funding

German Federal Film Board

Federal Government for Cultural Affairs and Media

Credits

producer, director
THOMAS STELLMACH

 

co-producer
MONIKA STELLMACH

www.monikastellmach.de

 

story consultant
PROF. PAUL DRIESSEN
www.pdriessen.com

 

music
composer:

TILL MERTENS

www.filmklang.de

 

musicians:
KATRIN LANGE
ARNE KIENZLER

 

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

digital coloring and compositing
ULF LIGNIEZ
THOMAS STELLMACH

 

assistant
SABINE SCHMIDT

 

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

 

copyright 2000
THOMAS STELLMACH ANIMATION

Duration

9 minutes

Director

Thomas Stellmach

Production

Thomas Stellmach Animation, 2000

Technique

2D animation

Film format

mp4 1080p stereo, DCP K2 stereo, 35mm Dolby digital

Film excerpt

Category
Short Film
Tags
orphan, Chicken Kiev, cartoon, child, short film