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Out Of Breath

2009 // Tragedy, Student Film, Experimental, Pixilation

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Dir: Thomas Coleman


What is the film about?

A young man sits at his desk, hopelessly struggling with himself to finish what he started. Every breath he takes, time runs out, and he becomes chillingly close to failing his own expectations. Eventually, he becomes overwhelmed with the feeling of dying inside, a feeling that takes over his soul and all other precedence until he finally slips away.

What influenced it?

Jonas Odell, H.P Lovecraft. Brian Eno

A little background information...

I struggled with concepts for my previous animated film which then ended up being a film about the struggles of working?

How was the film made?

I wasn’t very good at After Effects at the time, so I made all the effects and texture using a rostrum, printer, home-made light box and green screen.

I made the film once, then printed it as individual frames, shot it again (under the rostrum) then composted. I learned a lot about composting very quickly.

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