NO NO NO YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS IS A REALLY FAMOUS ANIMATION FILM TECHNIQUE DONE BY ONE INSANE STUDIO YEARS AND YEARS AGO IN GERMANY, ONLY A FEW FILMS, BECAUSE OF HOW HARD THEY WERE TO MAKE.
EACH AND EVERY FRAME OF THESE MOVIES ARE OIL PAINTINGS ON GLASS.
i’ve actually had this idea before but i never knew there was a studio that actually did it
This is from the film ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, directed by Russian animator Aleksandr Petrov. It was animated at a studio in Canada, not Germany, the animation itself handled mainly by Aleksandr and his son Dmitri Petrov. Production began in 1997 and the film was released in 1999. Though paint-on-glass is a laborious technique with few talented animators working in the medium Aleksandr Petrov has created several films using the process. In fact his most recent film ‘My Love’ was released in 2006-7. So check his work out if you haven’t. The ‘living painting’ effect achieved is very unique and beautiful.
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music." | Betrand Russell "Beauty of Mathematics" by Yann Pineill & Nicolas Lefaucheux