Experimental Animator Eric Leiser Returns With GLITCH IN THE GRID

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Experimental Animator Eric Leiser Returns With GLITCH IN THE GRID
Eric Leiser seems out of place in the USA.  We first came across the talented animator with his feature film Imagination, an experimental fusion of live action, stop motion animation and other techniques as much at home in an art gallery - there are rumblings of future screenings at the MOMA - as in the theater. Leiser's work feel much more European than American in approach, which should probably come as no surprise since he honed his craft in Prague.

And now he's back with Glitch in the Grid, another fusion of live action with a variety of stop motion techniques. Leiser moves from fairly traditional model work to large scale manipulation of nature here to create something entirely unique. The cinematography on the live action parts could use a bit more polish but the animation is pretty stunning.
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kidlazarusFebruary 25, 2010 1:51 PM

Complete push over when it comes to this style of animation. This reminds me of the work by Diluvio ( www.vimeo.com/user1912188 ) and, to an extent, some works by Blu ( http://www.vimeo.com/blu )

JeffreyFebruary 25, 2010 2:29 PM

Pushover? Eric has been doing this kind of animation since 1997 with "Dreamer".

JeffreyFebruary 25, 2010 2:30 PM

Oh, and this is just a teaser - if you could wait until the film comes out, Eric did animation which stretches 1 mile.

kidlazarusFebruary 25, 2010 5:46 PM

what are you railing about? the comment refers to myself being a pushover for this style of animation.

JayFebruary 26, 2010 1:46 AM

jeff, everyone is entitled to their own view!
calm thyself

JeffreyFebruary 26, 2010 2:11 AM

Very true. I humbly ask for grace concerning my hot-headed-ness

Ben UmsteadFebruary 27, 2010 2:02 PM

I've heard of Eric's work before, but not seen so much beyond a snippet. Color me interested.

One thing that strikes me is his comment in the teaser "about finding the key to unlock the grid"... perhaps as it pertains to purpose, meaning etc. I'd say as long as he is pursuing his art, and actually making films, he's holding that key, which is a pretty big feat.