Small Talk

Adventurous interview with a globetrotter

An adventurer causes turbulence in an interview with his extremely vivid descriptions.

 

The animation film department of the Kassel College of Art produced a 2-minute festival trailer on behalf of the 10th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Fest. The 5-minute pixilation film SMALL TALK was created from the same footage.

 

My script was chosen from a variety of ideas from the students. So, as the director, producer and production manager, I implemented the two versions of the film with the help of 17 fellow students.

 

With SMALL TALK I was able to take part in various film festivals, e. g. in the competition of the International Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart.

 

The film was shot in pixilation and stop motion. Two students served as actors. They animated their body frame by frame, while 10 other students were responsible for animating the props. The preparations took one week, the animation two weeks and the sound design four weeks.

Special Recommendation

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

www.fbw-filmbewertung.com/film/smalltalk

Suitable for ages 0+, Voluntary Self-Regulation Organization of the Film Industry (FSK)

Festivals and Awards

3rd prize of the audience, Ruesselsheim’s Day of Film 1994, Germany

www.ruesselsheimer-filmtage.com

 

Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Prize 1995 Wiesbaden, Germany

www.murnaufilmpreis.de

 

International Festival of Animated Films Stuttgart, Germany

37. International Festival for Documentary and Animation Film Leipzig 1994, Germany

Filmfest Dresden 1994, Germany

Cinanima 1994, Espinho, Portugal

4th Bamberg Short Film Days 1994, Germany

Cinevideo, Karlsruhe 1994, Germany

Animationsfilm Festival Itabashi 1994, Tokyo, Japan

Filmwerkstatt Muenster 1994, Germany

Filmfest Weiterstadt 1994, Germany

German Week for culture and Information, Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Filmfestival, Bilbao 1994, Spain

Days of Short Films Istanbul 1995, Turkey

Anima Mundi 1995, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Credits

actors

presenter – PETER LEMKEN

storyteller – FRANK ERFTEMEIER

 

author, director
THOMAS STELLMACH

 

project consultant
PROF. PAUL DRIESSEN

 

camera operators
THOMAS BEHRENS

CLEMENS BIRKENBACH

 

lighting
TYRON MONTGOMERY

 

music
HERMA FOCKEN

REINER SCHÄFER

 

sound design
THOMAS STELLMACH

 

sound assistant
SAID AREFI

make up
DOROTHEA DONNEBERG

MONIKA STELLMACH

 

catering
FRANK THÖNER, FILMLADEN KASSEL

filmladen.de

 

props and animation
SAID AREFI

OMID AZMI

ISMAIL BULUT

DOROTHEA DONNEBERG

HERMA FOCKEN

SILKE GERLACH

ROBERT KLOSE

PETER LEMKEN

PARVIZ SAFADEL

MONIKA STELLMACH

 

film editing
BEHZAD BEHESHTIPOUR

 

copyright 1994
THOMAS STELLMACH ANIMATION

Duration

4:51 minutes (short film), 1:10 minutes (trailer)

Director

Thomas Stellmach

Production

Thomas Stellmach Animation and Kassel College of Art, 1994

Technique

Pixilation, stop motion

Film format

mp4 1080p stereo, DCP 2K stereo

Trailer and film excerpt

Category
Commercial, Short Film
Tags
Filmladen Kassel, interview, pixilation, short film, Small Talk, teaser, trailer