Forming Game

Forming Game

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This animated short from Malcolm Sutherland is an engaging dance of shapes and sounds. The "game" is played by opening the box, unfolding the board and placing shapes on it that you manipulate with your hands. There are no winners or losers in this game; the fun is in the creative way the forms unfold. Features a score by Luigi Alleman and music by Ravi Shankar.

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  • director
    Malcolm Sutherland
  • design
    Malcolm Sutherland
  • animation
    Malcolm Sutherland
  • editing
    Malcolm Sutherland
  • music
    Luigi Allemano
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • live-action cinematography
    Jason Lee
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page

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  • psarapas

    nice use of positive and negative space. And the ending which is not what I expected, is delightful.

    psarapas, 5 Aug 2011
  • ashtavakra

    This film is in keeping with another canadian film animation using beads. The origin of life and the evolution of species culminating in shaping man seems to be the theme and the idea. The child hints at the game of life which has no end or at least cyclic. I liked the way the idea is animated.

    ashtavakra, 5 Aug 2010