The Immortality of the Crab

Client: Entry for the 2019 Straight 8 competition
Technique: Experimental animation short film shot on super 8mm film
My role: Director of photography and camera operator

– – –

“The Immortality of the crab” is an experimental animated short film shot on super 8mm film, made with in-camera editing and no post production.
In this movie, the synaesthetic research between sound and image is accomplished by connecting the animations, made on 1125 cardboard frames, with an original soundtrack produced using only sounds sampled by handling pieces of cardboard.
Backstage pictures bit.ly/32vuHCQ

Direction & Animation – Giacomo Manzottiwww.giacomomanzotti.com
Camera and DOP – Mario Zorzi – www.mariozorzi.it
Sound Design – Sonicmeal / Fabio Sirna & Giacomo Maraboliwww.sonicmeal.com
Backstage photos of the painting process: Massimo Colonnawww.massimocolonna.com

SELECTIONS:
Straight8 2019 – London Premiere – London, Uk
Cartoon Brew Short Pick Of The Day – 05/09/2019
Prisma Indipendent Film Awards 2019 – Rome, Italy
Experimental Superstars 2019 – Novi Sad, Serbja
Engauge Experimental Film Festival 2019 – Seattle WA, USA
Save the Archives Film Festival 2019 – Milwaukee WIS, USA
Nanometri Festival 2019 – Fano, Italy
EyeMyth Media Arts Festival 2019 – Mumbai, India
Zed Fest Film Festival 2019 – North Hollywood CA, USA
Analogica 9 Selection 2019 – Bolzano, Italy
Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground 2019 – Tigre, Argentina
Rencontres Internationales Traverse 2019 – Toulouse – France
16mm Film Festival 2019 – Mumbai, India
Aguilar Film Festival 2019 – Aguilar de Campoo, Spain
Revolutions Per Minute Festival 2019 – Boston MA, USA
Artifact Small Format Film Festival 2019 – Calgary, Canada
58th Ann Arbor Film Festival – Ann Arbor MI, USA
X Pune Short Film Festival – Pune, India
15th Experiments in Cinema – Albuquerque NM, USA
X Encuentro Para Cinéfagos – San Cristóbal, Venezuela
Onirica Film Festival 2020 – La Spezia, Italy
London Experimental 2020 – London, UK
Experimental Forum 2020 – Los Angeles CA, USA
VII Bridge Film Festival – Verona, Italy

– – –