A collection of some of the most award winning
oil painted animated shorts. Oil painted animation is a technique using slow-drying oil paints on canvas or sheets of glass, then assembling the photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back.
The Umbrella is a short animated film produced in Griffith Film School. The animation has been made with oil painting on glass.
Oscar® Nominated for Best Animated Short at the
2012 Academy Awards
This animated short tells the story of a dapper young remittance man, sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching in 1909. However, his affection for badminton, bird watching and liquor leaves him little time for wrangling cattle. It soon becomes clear that nothing in his refined upbringing has prepared him for the harsh conditions of the New World. A film about the beauty of the prairie, the pangs of homesickness and the folly of living dangerously out of context.
Directed by Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby - 2011
Paint-on-Plastic and Canvas Animated Short
The film was made using layers of plastic and a canvas. Every frame is hand-painted using slow drying oil paints. To capture the frames I have used Dragonframe Stop Motion. This technique was also combined with digital drawing for symbolic purposes.
Oil Painted on Glass by Xin Li, Melbourne Australia
Academy Award for Best Short Animated Film in 2000, The Old Man and the Sea tells the story of an elderly fisherman. Santiago is a proud man but he no longer has the energy that he once had. He has not caught a single fish in weeks. One morning, he decides to go offshore and to stay at sea until he catches something to prove to himself that he is still capable. Thus begins a relentless battle between an old man and an enormous fish that may end up being the catch of his life.
Oil Painted Animated Short Film by Aleksandr Petrov
Made using oil paints on sheets of glass.
Oil Painted on Glass Animated Short by Dean Hayward
Completed as part of MDIA2000 @ UNSW
Oil paint and stop-frame animation by Nigel Mullins. Featuring music by Rick Random
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