Silhouette Film

Silhouette Film

 

an animated cartoon in which the characters are represented by silhouette figures. The figures are cut out of monochromatic, usually black, paper. The motion of the figures is achieved by moving them on a flat white or retouched background and photographing them frame by frame after each movement. The first silhouette films were produced in Germany in the 1920’s. Work on silhouette films is being continued by animation cartoonists in the German Democratic Republic.

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Her silhouette film technique involved elaborately detailed and jointed paper puppets, unique (at the time) multiplane camera techniques and fascinating experiments on film stock with wax and sand.
A wall of anonymous sepia photographs and Kara Walker's Uncle Tom Cabin-style silhouette film prove both fascinating and emotionally-charged, while an imaginary civil rights movement offers inky placards proclaiming "we've been to the mountain too and seen the promised land".
A couple of family offerings include The Adventures of Prince Achmed, a silhouette film made over three years in the 1920s and famous as the first full-length animation.
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The designs were by that inspired artist Lotte Reiniger who once came to Midlands Arts Centre for a showing of her silhouette film Prince Ahmad where we interviewed and where Lotte told me of her long friendship with Jean Renoir, the painter's son.