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Forming Game

Forming Game

| 5 min

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.

  • director
    Malcolm Sutherland
  • design
    Malcolm Sutherland
  • animation
    Malcolm Sutherland
  • editing
    Malcolm Sutherland
  • music
    Luigi Allemano
  • sound design
    Luigi Allemano
  • musician
    Luigi Allemano
    Mariane Croteau
    Mathieu Harel
    Sasha Alexander Johnson
    Maude Lussier
    Louis-Philippe Marsolais
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Luc Léger
  • music recording - assistance
    Sylvain Cajelais
  • foley recording - assistance
    Sylvain Cajelais
  • re-recording
    Shelley Craig
  • live-action cinematography
    Jason Lee
  • set-up consultation
    Steve Hallé
  • digital imaging consultation
    Susan Gourley
    Pierre Plouffe
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • technical coordination
    Julie Laperrière
  • marketing
    Mia Desroches
  • administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
  • production coordination
    Marie-Christine Nadon
  • executive producer
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page


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Ages 11 to 12

Arts Education - Art
Media Education - Film Animation
Media Education - Film and Video Production

How are these kinds of shapes animated? Does it take a long time to create a five-minute short film? Ask students to find examples by tracing the creative process from original idea through to production and the final result. Test their ideas: have the class create a two-minute film based on outlandish hand-drawn shapes, deconstructing their movement. Is the result faithful to the original idea?

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