The plot of the film concerns the intrigue surrounding the mysterious death of Vincent van Gogh, who died at the age of 37 as a result of being shot with a firearm. The story of the life and controversial death of the artist will be told by characters of his paintings. The animation is produced by BreakThru Productions, a company founded by Hugh Welchman, who in 2008 won an Oscar for his short film “Peter and the Wolf”. The initiator and director of the film is Dorota Kobiela.
The film “Loving Vincent” is a remarkable production. Dozens of artists, on specially designed stations, known as PAWS (Painted Animation Work Stations), are creating a total of 60,000 oil on canvas paintings, each of which will be a single frame of the film. It will be the first time this technique has been used in painted animation on such a large scale, and it will take the most famous works of the artist to the screen. Viewers will have the opportunity to see the Vincent van Gogh’s paintings in a completely new dimension. Completion of the production is scheduled for the turn of 2015 and 2016.
The “Loving Vincent” project implemented in CeTA Wroclaw requires more painters. They should meet the following requirements:
- Good painting technique, including imitation
- Ability to copy works in a given style
- Computer skills at a basic level
Those interested please send a portfolio with a note “Loving Vincent” to: firstname.lastname@example.org