This short animation begins with a newspaper, discarded on a public bench, whose headlines warn of unusual phenomena. A gust of wind animates the paper's pages, conjuring strange and fantastical creatures: a bridge that becomes a caterpillar, a steeple turning into a bird, a dome transformed into an octopus. Elemental forces have been unleashed. Skilfully wielding paper cut-outs, origami, and a healthy dose of humour, filmmaker Emmanuelle Loslier plunges us into a fantastical world in which Montreal’s urban landscape has never been so alive.
Ages 13 to 18
Arts Education - Visual Arts
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Create a stop-motion animation using cut-out images from a newspaper and the NFB StopMo Studio app. Write a short story or series of captions that could accompany the visuals for Inspector Street. Create a storyboard for a silent film. Consider the characters, the conflict, and the manner in which the story needs to be told if there is no dialogue.