Today we continue watching masterpieces by Aleksander Petrov. The cartoon “The Mermaid”(Русалка) was made by Alexander Petrov in 1996. As always Alexander Petrov created his wonderful cartoon in paint on glass animation style.
For our readers who wants to know more:
1997 – Golden Berlin Bear: This cartoon was nominated as Best Short Film 1997 – This cartoon won Grand Prize of Cinanima 1997 – This cartoon won Honorable Mention as Animated Films and Videos on Leipzig DOK Festival 1998 – This cartoon won Craft Prize as Best Story on Ottawa International Animation Festival 1998 – This cartoon won Grand Prize on Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films 1998 – Oscar: This cartoon was nominated as Best Short Film, Animated
So if you like “The Mermaid” cartoon as we do – you are not the only!
Have a good day, Russian Video from Russia Svet and Kyle
Recently, when we watched a beautiful video from Dolphin (Russian Video: Dolphin (Snow)!) when a man was panting on glass I remembered about Alexander Petrov (a movie director who makes his famous cartoons in paint-on-glass technique) and realized that we did not watch all his cartoons. So today we want to correct it and we will watch his another famous cartoon: “The cow”(Корова), made him in 1989 in his famous technique paint-on-glass. “The cow”(Korova) was nominee for Oscar in 1990. So let’s watch one more beautiful, sad and wise masterpiece by Aleksander Petrov:
For our readers who wants to know more about Alexander Petrov:
Today we watch one more masterpiece made by outstanding Russian animator Alexander Petrov. “The Old Man And The Sea” is one more of his cartoons what got Oscar (1999). This movie was made in Canada and we’ll watch it in English.
More videos and articles about Alexander Petrov, secrets of his art and his newest cartoon “My Love” what got Oscar (2008) you can read and watch here.
I can not help myself, just feel that this video must be published and must be published now! Alexander Petrov – Russian animator tells and shows how he works on his movies! Sorry that is in Russian but it’s so interesting to watch! Alexander Petrov comments on his creative work, where he applies transparent oil paints with his palms and fingers on the highlighted glass. Using erasers, brushes and other instruments he works over small details. This magnificent technique allows him to create such vivid pictures. He says that he recalls his specific inspiration and mood while looking at still images during playback… He also told that he always has prototypes (alive people) for characters of his movies. He usually knows them very well and has a lot of pictures and videos of them not forget how them, their style of moving etc. Sometimes he even needs to make a models of objects what he is going to draw (like fish and boat for the movie “The Old Man and The Sea”).
Yesterday, we watch a really very good animation movie My Love by Alexander Petrov what recently has won an Oscar. Today we’ll publish a documentary video: “Watching the films of Russian Oscar-winning animation director Aleksandr Petrov, you don’t think about the techniques he uses. But after leaving the cinema you can’t help asking yourself how he manages to create such fresh and beautiful images. An exhibition at Moscow’s Nashchokin House Gallery reveals the secrets of his methods.” (That’s how they describe what this documentary is about). We watched it with interest! Hope you too!
Alexander Petrov is one of the best contemporary animators. His animation movies were nominated for Oscar and got awards many times. Now his new animation movie: My Love, (after Ivan Shmelev) got Oscar. Let’s watch the cartoon together! It has some English subtitles.