Coda is an animation short-film that uses the techniques pixilation and light-painting.The technique consists in a stop-motion made with people, like they are toy dolls. The movements of the actor/toy doll are captured in each photogram by the camera. The illumination technique of light-painting consists in painting people and objects with a flashlight , inside a dark-room, creating drawings with the light. The union of the two techniques has beens made to animate the own light, resulting in a improbable scene-lighting and drawings that interacts with the characters. With direction and cinematography by MARCOS CAMARGO, CODA is the first result of two of his passions: photography and animation films.
Marcos uses light painting to create a ghostly, dreamlike setting that I find fascinating. Also, the stop motion animation and costumes actually create the impression that you’re looking at something that isn’t real.