I am very behind in my animated film watching. I’ll come clean…the last feature I saw was Wallace and Grommit and the Were-Rabbit-thingy.
Yes – I know, I know.
But I recently got to watch Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo’. What a great, magical film. Aside from the fantastic animation, narrative and color pallette, one thing struck me; Miyazaki’s camera doesn’t move. Hardly any truck ins/outs, maybe a couple of scenes with a slight multiplane effect.
He really does let the animation provide the film’s movement.