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Tamás Waliczky :: The Fisherman and His Wife [2000]

»The Fisherman and his Wife« is based on a German folktale. The visual world of the animation is based on those of shadow-theatre. Every virtual puppet, tree, flower or house are hand-drawn, scanned in and used as a texture-map on 2D polygonal forms positioned in the 3D space. At first the scenes are lighted just with one light source, but as the story goes on, more and more puppets have their own light sources, and cast shadows on the other puppet or objects in the scene to visualise relations between humans, reality to virtual reality, reality and desires, and reality and dreams.
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Type of Work
Computer animation
30 min., DigiBeta, b/w, sound

Credits
· Concept: Tamás Waliczky and Anna Szepesi
· Animation: Tamás Waliczky and Tsuyoshi Fuyama
· Narrator: Manfred Hauffen
· Harpsichord music performed by: Angelika Csizmadia
· Musical director: János Mácsai
· Sound engineering: Károly Horváth and Gusztáv Bárány
· Produced by IAMAS, International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Ogaki [J] in collaboration with Wallada Bioscop Ltd., Budapest [HU], and ZKM | Institute for Visual Media.

Hardware
Pentium II and III PC, Polhemus Ultratrack, Accom disc recorder

Software
Softimage, Photoshop, Streamline, Premiere, Mediastudio Pro

ZKM-department
· Institute for Visual Media

Presentations [selected]

Recommended Links
· Homepage of Tamás Waliczky

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Tamás Waliczky: »The Fischerman and his Wife« [2000] / Computer animation
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