Astigmatismo: Animation by Nicolai Troshinsky
A short stop-motion animation about a boy who losses his glasses and explores a blurry world of strange characters and unknown places. To appreciate the unconventional creative process in the making of the animation, watch the video above.
Astigmatismo is a short-film about the feeling of being lost. This feeling is created thanks to an extreme blur effect, leaving only a very tiny space in focus. The focus shifts and moves rhythmically, synchronized with the sounds and the music, revealing a constantly changing landscape.
The optical effect of blur is at the core of the film so to make this effect as beautiful and authentic as possible, Astigmatismo is shot in a 5-level multiplane using a special lens. The animation involves cut-out marionettes and paint on glass. Everything is entirely made by hand and there are no post production effects.