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Minotaur

2014 6 min
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In this short animation, the archetypal hero takes a journey through seven stages: birth, childhood, mission, labyrinth, monster, battle and death/rebirth. Through purely abstract, moving images, the corresponding emotional states are conveyed: calm, love, joy, surprise, fear, anger/hate, and death/rebirth leading again to calm. The cycles continue until the stars burn out and there is nothing left. Minotaur was created stereoscopically in IMAX® Sandde (Stereoscopic ANimation Drawing Device) , the world's first freehand stereoscopic 3D animation software.

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In this short animation, the archetypal hero takes a journey through seven stages: birth, childhood, mission, labyrinth, monster, battle and death/rebirth. Through purely abstract, moving images, the corresponding emotional states are conveyed: calm, love, joy, surprise, fear, anger/hate, and death/rebirth leading again to calm. The cycles continue until the stars burn out and there is nothing left. Minotaur was created stereoscopically in IMAX® Sandde (Stereoscopic ANimation Drawing Device) , the world's first freehand stereoscopic 3D animation software.
  • director
    Munro Ferguson
  • original music
    Kid Koala
  • sound design
    Jan Pienkowski
  • music production
    Vid Cousins
  • musician
    Kid Koala
    Vid Cousins
  • sound assistant
    Jessica Borowska
  • final mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • technical direction
    Éloi Champagne
  • digital imaging specialist
    Randall Finnerty
  • credits
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • technical coordinator
    Steve Hallé
  • senior production coordinator
    Rosalina Di Sario
  • studio coordinator
    Simon Zaurrini
  • administration
    Victoire-Émilie Bessette
  • executive producer
    Roddy McManus
    David Verrall
  • producer
    Marcy Page

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Education

Ages 12 to 18

Ideal for classes and projects on narrative writing and visual art. Identify the stages of the heroic narrative that are depicted in the film. Identify the same stages in other films, novels, comic books or plays. Add your own voiceover to narrate this film. Write a story or make an animated video that follows the same narrative structure. Use abstract images to describe an idea. Ask other students to identify the idea.

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