In this short film, we watch Brazilian artist Marcos Magalhães bring an animated figure to life on the drawing board. Using different materials and techniques, he manipulates his character to walk, jump and interact with his surroundings. This whimsical film was made during an apprenticeship program at the National Film Board of Canada.
Ages 8 to 18
Study Guide - Guide 1
Arts Education - Art
Arts Education - Visual Arts
Media Education - Film Animation
Media Education - Film and Video Production
Brief “lesson launcher type” activity or a series of inquiry questions with a bit of context:
Animated film depicting a figure drawn using different mediums and music changes to accompany each stop-motion-animated sequence.
What is the intention behind drawing the same figure using a variety of media?
Which medium is the most interesting to you? Why?
How appropriate is each music selection for each medium chosen?
How does the filmmaker demonstrate some of the challenges of the creative process?
How are music, art and dance intertwined in this film?