The Bird and the Whale was created using a technique called paint-on-glass animation. Each frame is painted with slow drying oil paint and shot with a top-down camera in a light controlled room.  After a frame is shot, the paint is wiped away and the next frame is repainted almost entirely from scratch. Each new frame created, destroys the last.

 

The full 7 minutes of animation is made up of over 4300, 24 x 34 inch paintings and took more than 14 months to paint.

 

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