Miyazaki’s Static Camera

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.

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One Response to “Miyazaki’s Static Camera”

  1. Hi Eddie and Lili, if you can get “The Illusionist” on DVD or Blueray I recommend viewing it as soon as possible. Trust me, you will both enjoy this movie very much. I recently saw it and was very much blown away by the exquisite hand drawn animation and painterly background art.

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