Friday, December 26, 2008

Waltzing with Animation

Ari Folman, writer and director of the celebrated new animated documentary "Waltz With Bashir," discusses his filmmaking process, from interviewing subjects to creating the unique animation for the film, with the New York Times.

Appropriately the Times created an instructive video animation of the interview (2:42). It shows what Folman tells: "You can't Google 'animated documentary' and find a manual of how to do it at home, so we had to invent everything from scratch."

It's an inventive demonstration, and as we previously wondered in our blog entry on Animated Documentaries, how soon will videojournalists start adding animation techniques to their toolkits?

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