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Another favorite at the Dutch Film Festival was the Flemish short animation 'Jazzed', by Anton Setola. Following a jazz musician on a riotous night out, the story, set to music by Frederik Segers, is secondary to its languidly jazzy rhythm and cool graphic style. It contains some great visual jokes (watch for the bottle contents!) that can only be done in animation - and which remind you of the unique artistic qualities of animation, capable of creating a fluid (pardon the pun), dream-logic-like universe.


Unfortunately, only a short excerpt is available online. A good chance to see it in full is at the Holland Animation Film Festival in November.


begone dull care

As a tribute to Oscar Peterson , here's a unique vizualisation of his legendary piano work: an abstract animation called ' Begone Dull Care ' (1949) by experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren . Synchronized to three pieces by the Oscar Pe… Read the full post »

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