The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
as a side note, this film is fucking beautiful and you can watch THE ENTIRE FUCKING THING ON YOUTUBE RIGHT HERE AND I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO BECAUSE THIS SHIT IS SO IMPORTANT and I also encourage everyone to stop reblogging this gif without the original accompanied text or other words that indicates what it is at all (it showed up on my dash three times before I saw this post and I hate everything), the artist deserves credit for their hard fucking work (in this case, three fucking years of it) so stop being little shits and just leave the damn source, and by the damn source I don’t mean your damn blog
one of the most beautiful works of art.
I keep reblogging it because people keep adding cool things. I’m totally going to watch this.
First assignment of senior year!
Assignment was to illustrate a portrait of an author in the context of their own work.
I chose Dante Alighieri and Inferno~
A Roman walks into a bar, holds up two fingers, and says ”Five beers, please.”
i dont get it
No one explain it
After the Roman drinks the beers, he tells the bartender, “I want a martinus.”
"Don’t you mean a martini?”
"If I wanted two, I would’ve asked for them."
i cant stop laughing omg
I’m that weird girl that if you walk past me with a book under your arm, I’ll rubberneck the hell out of you trying to find out what it is.
now you know how people with glasses see.
WOAH is this how it really is?
YES THIS IS VERY ACCURATE
when someone takes off your glasses and asks HOW MANY FINGERS AM I HOLDING UP HAHA. yeah. now you understand. you aren’t blind without glasses, you’re just a little out of focus.
I don’t wear glasses but this is still an amazing gif
I decided to post atleast some for now. Doing it like this was fun ~ There’s actually captions for few of the sketches. If you reblog, add or tag ‘Reblog for no._ because __’! Just to, ya know, humour me ahaha. Anyway, more to come, in like, more than a week(?). Ugh, need more me time.
Some pose references (x) Thank you Katrin for sharing all those great poses! <3
post traumatic expedition Levi x Hange (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
i just thought of squad levi calling pixis grandpa and i had to sit down for a year
THANK YOU JENNI HERD
Avatar: The Rift pt. 1 (38 photos)