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Aleksandr Petrov

Director

“Painting is very sensual…I use only five or six colors, combining and recombining them, to get the look of spring. ”

 

Biography

Petrov was born in the village of Prechistoye (Yaroslavl Oblast) and lives in Yaroslavl. He studied art at VGIK (state institute of cinema and TV). He was a disciple of Yuriy Norshteyn at the Advanced School for screenwriters and directors (Moscow).

After making his first films in Russia, in Canada he adapted the novel The Old Man and the Sea, resulting in a 20-minute animated short — the first large-format animated film ever made. Technically impressive, the film is made entirely in pastel oil paintings on glass, a technique mastered by only a handful of animators in the world. By using his fingertips instead of a paintbrush on different glass sheets positioned on multiple levels, each covered with slow-drying oil paints, he was able to add depth to his paintings. After photographing each frame painted on the glass sheets, which was four times larger than the usual A4-sized canvas, he had to slightly modify the painting for the next frame and so on. It took Aleksandr Petrov… read more

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Rui Soares

1Aug13

удивительный мир

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Bitė

19Dec12

Russian Railways, 2012 (advertisement): http://youtu.be/sEVE37dY9Bw (also, one of the best channels for russian animation on yt, and all with eng subs)

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wendy and lucy

9Mar12

every single thing that he creates is amazing.

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Amnis

23Jan12

Astonishing.

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