Bringing Handmade Tales to Life
In recent years, advanced technologies have changed the world of animated films, with special effects becoming progressively more stunning.
However, a small number of filmmakers still have the skill and patience to use trickier animation techniques like stop-motion.
Balloon teaser by Firman Widyasmara (English subtitles)
Indonesian animator Firman Widyasmara said despite new technologies, stop-motion remained an important artistic style. “There are not many people in Indonesia who specialize in this technology anymore.”
He established an artists’ community called Lanting, which he described as a “small group of people coming from different backgrounds who get together now and again to learn more about animation.”