Monday, 1 March 2010

Lost Things



After a wild night out I woke up on Sunday morning to find this beautiful film in my mailbox. A real day saver. I instantly fell in love. With the styling the music and Alison's red hair. I will watch it over and over. This stop motion short was made by Angela Kohler and her boyfriend Ithyle, with Alison Sudol from A Fine Frenzy.
I know you will enjoy the film as much as me, So I sent Angela over some questions and I am so glad she had time to answer them. Pop over and take a look at Angela's wonderful portfolio too.


What was the inspiration behind this piece?

We wanted to make a visual journey, and we collaborated with Alison from the beginning, talking about the motifs that she likes in her personal life and in her music. We went to flea markets and picked up objects that inspired us, then we built the piece around all of those elements.

How long did it take to make?

3 days. We built the fake floor in our studio in one day, then shot the film in 2 days. When we were done Ali was pretty sore and from laying on her back on a wood floor for so long, and we all had a few splinters. It took a week to clean up.

Were there any parts of the film that were particularly hard to capture?

The Ocean scene was an experiment with string. We thought it would look amazing and flow, but it was really hard to get the enormous pile of yarn to be hidden behind her skinny little waist before it began to stretch to the edges of the frame. She was teetering on this giant yarn ball trying to be comfortable.
And our dog kept running off with pieces of it.

Who is the music by ?

Alison Sudol of A Fine Frenzy (who is the main character in the piece) crafted the music to fit the film and Butch Walker engineered and produced it.

Where or who are all the dresses from / made by?

Most of the clothing was vintage.

Who or what are some of your creative influences?
We are inspired by things around us. Old things. Things with texture and history. We do a lot of "hey look at this" to each other. I think if it is beautiful, it inspires us.

Do you have anymore that you are working on?
We are currently working on a series of advertisements for the Amazon Kindle as well as a bunch of personal projects, we are a little OCD, there is always some idea that we can't keep our minds off of.

Thanks again Angela.

32 comments:

Kimminita said...

I absolutely adored the film. And thanks for asking the right questions. It was interesting and fun to read.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Jeska
Thank you so much for sharing this film - I love it!
So quirky and beautiful - I love the roses/teacups scene.
Hope you have a fabby week,
D x

Vera Ciria said...

What a great way to start a Monday morning. Thanks for posting this video, it is absolutely lovely. I just showed it to my boyfriend, who is completely stop motion mad. What a success!

Betty said...

It is true, it's a real day saver :) Thanks for saving my Monday!

I just came across your blog a few days ago, and I love coming and coming.

violet ~ creme said...

This has absolutely made my day, how totally magic and inspirational..and the song, the song...:dies:

Amiable Peculiarities said...

Wow! This is beautiful!

MarĂ­a said...

Wow, that was amazing. It has definately made my day (and even my week!). Thank you for sharing it. x

The Curious Cat said...

Really beautiful - and the music. I adore her red hair...so want it! xxx

from me to you said...

nice work, a truly fantastic find. i too shall be listening to this over and over again today

from me to you said...

nice work, a truly fantastic find. i too shall be listening to this over and over again today

Gemma Mortlock said...

This is lovely, so very cute. want her hair too :) xx

Pretty Lovely said...

This is truly such a fantastic interview. It is such a pleasure to see what goes through the minds of the most creatives.

xx,
Samantha

Ali said...

Amazing. And what great music.

Sea Angels said...

Brilliant beautiful video, and Sudols music is well worth buying
Thanks x

Patrick Ng said...

Wow thanks for the interview! Wish she can release that song soon.

Laura said...

Just so beautiful. I have played it and played it today. Thank you so much for sharing. I loved it so much I couldn't help but blog about it and anyway it gave me a chance to blog about you as well. Hope that's ok. Lx

from lara said...

wow i just posted this on my blog too! i'm pretty much obsessed with it! So fun to read the interview though!

tam said...

She's beautiful! x x

RobbieLee said...

I love this! I make stop-motion movies, so I understand the time and work that goes into them! Thanks for sharing!

Brittany said...

absolutely beautiful!! i'm so glad you posted the interview too!!

sammy and glenn: pacha design said...

thanks for sharing this .. what a lovely film, we adored it!

Miz.November said...

That is just amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Blair said...

HI. I just found your blog for the first time. I was "blog-hopping." Thanks for sharing the film. I can't wait to show it to my hubs.

Way fun!

I'd love for you to visit my blog too. I'm hosting a blog swap and would love for you to participate! http://tinyurl.com/1springswap

Hope you have a great night!

bronwyn said...

That was beautiful! Thanks for posting the interview.

Eadaoin said...

what a beautiful video, i love her gorgeously deep red hair :)

Stephanie said...

I adore that video. I love the part when she's lighting the candles and the part with the whale and sailboat.

What a great little interview! Thanks for a peek behind the scenes.

Maggie said...

This film made my day too! So whimsical and lovely...I'm glad stop-motion animation seems to be coming back lately.

Sarah said...

So beautiful! I am in awe.

inkala images said...

mesmerising! x

Corinna said...

So whimsical and fun--adrift in a sea of yarn...it makes me smile.

Amelia said...

fantastic - thanks for sharing.

Amelia.x

Julia Mark said...

This was beautiful! The whole thing kept me riveted! Great colours and use of objects. :)