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Life Buoy - Still Photography No. 5 | by Dragos Bardac
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Life Buoy - Still Photography No. 5

This still photograph is on the 5400 photographs shot for the short stop-motion animation music video named "Life Buoy".


Life Buoy is my project for my degree at the National University of Arts from Bucharest. The film was made in mid 2010 and it is a music video for the song Life buoy by the band The Pixels. I used a mix of stop motion animation techniques in order to tell the story.




A modern day knight slips into an imaginary where he is not welcome. He undergoes daring challenges to stay in the world where he is alone. This journey is a tribute to the tales of 1001 nights and to classic Romanian fairytales, but it all happens in a modern world, where the bicycle replaces the horse, a cardboard dog replaces the dragon, and some chairs stand in for the mountain, the place where the truth lies. Whether he finds the truth or not will determine the fate of the young knight: he will either go back to the real world, or he will live this imaginary experience as if it was a dream. Everything can happen all over again.


See it here:


Worth Mentioning:


Shortlisted for YouTube Play A Biennial of Creative Video in collaboration with Guggenheim Museum.


Selected for the Advertising and Music Video Category at Animest International Animation Film Festival 2010, Bucharest, Romania.


Selected for the FESTIVAL TEMPS DIMAGES 2010 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


Selected for the Animation Category at Kinofest International Digital Film Festival 2010, Bucharest, Romania.


Selected for the Cooper Video Wall at the Cooper Design Space Building. It can be seen Monday through Friday 9am – 6:30pm, at 860 S. Los Angeles Street, LA, CA 90014. The projections are randomized to show the work twice a day and keep it fresh as it’ll be up for a while. The work will be up for the next year, and possibly indefinitely. Organized by Flux.


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Uploaded on November 29, 2010