Monday, October 6, 2008

Silhouette Animation: Lotte Reiniger

Charlotte "Lotte" Reiniger (born 1899, died 1981)



-German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger is recognized as the major pioneer in silhoutte animation.

-This involves the use of movable, cut-out silhouette figures as another animation process (it is a varition on stop-motion animation).



-Reiniger's career spanned seven decades (1916-1979).

-Her career began in theatre and we can conclude that this experience and observation of human performance helped her create more life-like nuanced movements in her silohuettes.

-Fantasy was the major genre in which she worked.

-Prince Achmed is the earlist existing animated full-length feature. It is made up of characters and story fragments from a collection of the One Thousand and One Nights tales.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed
(1926)


Jack and the Beanstalk (1955)



The Little Chimney Sweep (1954)



Cinderella (1955)



Hansel and Gretel (1955)

1 comment:

jimmy jam said...

-Her career began in theatre and we can conclude that this experience and observation of human performance helped her create more life-like nuanced movements in her silohuettes. Thank you