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A handmade music video of approx 1250 paintings on paper

Ralf Hildenbeutel releases with “Disco” the second video from his latest album “Moods”. The handmade video, which uses a rotoscoping animation technique, continues with the theme of the visualization of dance.

Winner of the Best Visual Effects Award at the San Francisco dance Film Festival 2016 and selected at more than 30 Film Festivals Worldwide.

 

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GERMANY 2016
Artist: RALF HILDENBEUTEL
Record Label: REBECCA & NATHAN
Animation: MIWHA SEEWALD / BORIS SEEWALD
Dancers: SIMONE SCHMIDT / ALTHEA CORLETT
Photograohy: GEORG SIMBENI
Production Company: SEEWALD & HANNA UG

Directed by BORIS SEEWALD

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The wavering images in “Disco” are animated in such a way that makes the movement of the models appear seamless and smooth, which is simultaneously juxtaposed by the scratchy flickering variations in each new sketch, creating an interesting contrast of chaotic disarray and graceful linearity.THE CREATORS PROJECT
The viewers of “Disco” can gaze at the dancer going from gentle to a more intense pace of the routine, still keeping her graceful, ballet-like posture and moves. At some point, it’s even hard to remember that you’re looking at a bunch of hand-drawn pictures and not a real person’s performance.

A PLUS

 

Despite the wild variety of mediums and techniques used in the hundreds of sketches, the frame to frame continuity almost serves to enhance and accentuate the motions of the dancers.COLOSSAL
The lyric-less song calls attention to the visual aesthetics and provides a unique multi-sensory experience.

MADE IN SHOREDITCH

 

This will easily be one of the most beautiful videos you see all month.AIROWS
This is absolutely gorgeous. […] it feels like you’re watching something completely mind bending.

SPLOID

 

 

Image Sequence of DISCO

Making-Of DISCO

Making-Of DISCO

Making-Of DISCO