Circles

Title:
Circles
NFSA ID:
1067874
Year:
2011
Category:
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This short film by Isobel Knowles was originally made for the Melbourne Women's Circus and later adapted for the Amazing Rolling Picture Show in Sydney where it was shown on a screen attached to a rickshaw.

Knowles plays with the role of women within a fantastic life cycle that includes pregnancy, birth, circus performance and transformation into a bird.

The animation style uses shadow effects and the classic paper cut-out stop motion technique. It is reminiscent of pre-cinema formats, such as the zoetrope.

Animator:
Isobel Knowles
Composer:
Tim Harvey