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

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“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.

“The Immortality of the crab” has been selected for the 2019 Straight 8 London première at Regent Street Cinema.

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

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