little Gendo secret under the cut
the next episode preview for ep 24 is like “this episode will be gay and sad pls enjoy”
Alina Cojocaru - Prix de Lausanne 1997
Original movie still vs Edited brightness
If I were the one in charge of the layouts, I’d probably murder the people in post-production for butchering all the details! But this movie has so many poorly lighted scenes that I’m almost certainly positive it’s intentional, especially with the awkward, indiscernible shots in NERV…
Still though, all these books… щ(ಥДಥщ)
Uninstall - Ishikawa Chiaki
Neon Genesis Evangelion by Shigeto Koyama & Kazuya Tsurumaki from Studio Khara 2014-2015 Calendar (28 illustrations)
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie not lost, but also the first stop-motion movie.