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Re: Blade Runner (1982)
« on: July 13, 2012, 03:15:26 pm »
I find this extremely hard to watch

Blade Runner Aquarelle Edition, Part 1 (Teaser)


More than 3,000 watercolor drawings were combined to produce this stunning animation, an exacting, frame-by-frame re-creation of an early sequence from Blade Runner.

The transfixing 13-minute tribute, created by Swedish artist Anders Ramsell, uses 3,285 images drawn using watercolor pencils. The technique, known as aquarelle, creates gauzy images that look practically transparent on paper.

Ramsell paired original audio from Blade Runner with his ethereal visuals. The impressionistic effect is enhanced by the low-fi quality of YouTube, which makes the animation seem even hazier. The end result is hypnotic, and slightly disorienting ó Blade Runnerís dystopian, futuristic cityscapes melt into a dreamlike fantasy in pastel colors.

That isnít to say that Ramsellís fanciful watercolor depictions arenít dark. In Ramsellís video (above), he masterfully illustrates Holdenís interrogation of Leon using the Voight-Kampff test (see the original scene below). When Leon shoots Holden, revealing himself as a replicant, we see the gunshot frame by frame, and the screen suddenly turns black.

Ramsell has plans to re-create the entire movie using this technique, which may take several years. We eagerly await the results.
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