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Miss Daisy Cutter

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  • Animated short film
    by Laen Sanches featuring "Nux Vomica" by The Veils

    If Walt Disney took some bad acid this is what his trip would look like. Dont say you werent warned.
    Watch it in Stereoscopic 3D (Anaglyph R/C) here:

    My goal with this project was to tell a non narrative story in an unusual visual way, preferably in the form of a collage made of rough animated sketches and scribblings. I wanted to reinterpret some of the archetypes of the Psychedelic-Pop-Rock-Punk visuals of the 60's and 70's and the result to be clashing graphical art styles with a strong feeling of crafted artworks in between painting, etching, comic book, manga and dealing eventually with abstract shapes.

    So, to make things more interesting, I decided to experiment with a different way of working. No storyboards and scripts: Only improvisation on the fly. Deliberately working with a surrealist approach, designing and animating with an 'automatic drawing' technique. Producing a few seconds of animation each day without thinking of what was made the day before. And because it still wasn't complicated enough, I also wanted to bring depth into it somehow, and worked with the third dimension in order to funkify the viewer's perception and surprise his brain.

    I'm now color blind... cyan from the left eye and red from the right one.

    ★ Credits
    Produced, directed & animated by Laen Sanches
    Music: Nux Vomica by The Veils
    (P) 2006 Rough Trade Records Limited
    Licensed courtesy of Rough Trade Records Limited
    © 2010 Laen Sanches

    ★ Awards
    Winner 2012 "Arte Prize: First 3D Stereoscopic Short" - Premiers Plans Angers
    Winner 2012 "Music Video" category - Black & White Festival (Porto)
    Winner 2011 "Music Video" category - BAF Bradford Animation Festival
    Winner 2011 "Animation" category - Dimension 3 Film Festival (Paris)
    Winner 2011 "3D Stereoscopic" category - Be Film Festival (New York)
    Honorable Mention - LA 3D 8th Annual Movie Festival (Los Angeles)

    ★ Official Selections
    50+ Festivals in 20+ countries (incl. Clermont-Ferrand, Annecy, Woodstock, Pictoplasma, Trickfilm, Arcipelago, M2M, Short Film Corner Cannes…)

    Stash Magazine #74 November 2010

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