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Thursday, 8 October 2009

Donato Sansone "Videogioco" (2009)









It is some time since I featured a flip book, that fascinating animation form that is at once basic and hugely contemporary. Today's example is a pretty sophisticated one. In Videogioco 34 year old Donato Sansone uses slick finger action on a room sized assembly of flip (or in this case flick books) as his violent, comic book struggle between rivals erupts all over the place, the snappy camera work edited to accentuate the crossword-style permutations. Add sound engineered by Enrico Ascoli, some neat butchery and decapitations plus the cartoon style assurance that no-one ever gets hurt in the action. The head gets used as a football, which I guess gets down to basics. Videogioco is clever and absorbing both, the notes still left on the sketches to add to the homespun craft of it all. Interesting really. CG software to make a grown man weep real 3D tears and the Vimeo generation laps up crayon on cut sheets of paper. A broad church.

3 comments:

dave graham said...

Just watched the video of this on Vimeo. Really unique. Loved it!

Anonymous said...

Donato rocks!!!....after watching a sad version where someone tried to copy donato's version for some indian production house called Y Films Logo, donato's work loks even more refreshing....keep it coming brother...can't wait to see more of your work:)
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varunchawla said...

Donato rocks!!!....after watching a sad version where someone tried to copy donato's version for some indian production house called Y Films Logo, donato's work loks even more refreshing....keep it coming brother...can't wait to see more of your work:)
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