Nana, Nani, Nano
Cut-out, 4’04”, 2014
Film Director: Konstantin Brilliantov.
Script: Konstantin Brilliantov.
Artist: Konstantin Brilliantov.
Animators: Ksenia Chiganchikova, Galina Belinskaia, Olga Simonova.
Sound producer: Artem Fadeev.
Production: SCHOOL STUDIO SHAR, Lyubov Gaidukova
Konstantin Brilliantov's Quotation:
I have always been inspired by artistic research, and while shooting "Nana, Nani, Nao" I plunged into it. I felt like a small fish which is helplessly floundering in the ocean of options and opportunities. One of my main self-imposed objectives was to limit myself in techniques, narrative, and visual solutions, and create an expressive minimalistic picture. I experimented with painting on the glass, with manual cut-out technique – till once, waiting for the operator and jumping with lighting around the animation desk, I accidentally tried to highlight the cut-out pieces from below. They immediately ceased to be flat and lit up, all the excessive details were gone! I only had to come up with a realistic effect of water, something not too simple and straightforward. I found the right effect with rice paper, which had both the necessary texture and transparency. Where the paper fits tightly, everything could be seen clearly, and when it came off a little, the image became blurred. So in motion this turned into a rather realistic water vibration! Oh, how much trouble I caused animators with my innovations.
The exhibition presents sketches for the film, as well as some objects created and used while shooting.
Watch the film "Nana, Nani, Nao":