Saturday, March 28, 2009

Filming Art: Khoda

Khoda is a two-year project by Reza Dolatabadi, produced as a thesis presentation for his BA degree in Animation and Media Art from The School of Media Arts & Imaging, University of Dundee. What is impressive about his work is that he made over 6000 paintings to produce this captivating masterpiece. Its a 5 minute animated film that embodies hard work, dedication and motivation. I truly think it is remarkable what he did with the help of Adam Thomson to animate his work. Here is Reza's short brief & the honors:

My graduation film Khoda.


What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film that would meet high personal standards. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually proved possible!

Director and art director: Reza Dolatabadi
Written by Reza Dolatabadi & Mark Szalos Farkas
Animation by Adam Thomson
Music by Hamed Mafakheri

Winner of the Best Animation Canary Wharf Film Festival (London) Aug, 2008
Winner of the Best Student Animation Flip Festival (Birmingham) 2008
Winner of the Best Student Animation, Royal Television Society Award, Scotland (rts) 2009
Official selection for the "Best Short Film Program” at Waterford Film Festival (Ireland) November 2008

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