BAFTA-Winning McLeod Brothers Animate '365'

“365” is an improvised film from BAFTA-winning The Brothers McLeod made up of a second a day of animation, which will continue through 2013, culminating in a film that will chart the comings and goings of the year, real and imagined.

365 is an improvised film from BAFTA-winning The Brothers McLeod made up of a second a day of animation which will continue through 2013, culminating in a film that will chart the comings and goings of the year, real and imagined.

The film uses the everyday as inspiration to create an abstract, disconnected, stream of consciousness which allows the viewer to find connections to create narratives and to find hidden meanings which may or may not be there.

Here’s a statement about the project from Greg McLeod:

Something during the day will catch my eye or it will be something I’ve read or overheard. It may be my children who spark an idea or it may be a dream I’ve had. It may be an interesting building. A painting or image from a book or magazine may provide the source material. It may be a sound that informs the visuals.

From day to day the new animation is unknown to me until that moment of inspiration strikes. The seconds when joined together can appear disconnected or form small narratives. Each section is a mini story in itself. A part of a narrative we never see. We only glimpse but a second of it, the rest of the story continuing in another unmade animation.

365 is a visual self portrait of my year. Passing of time, changing locations and emotional states and flights of improvised imaginings all going towards the final product, a seven-minute film, to overwhelm, to delight in, to laugh at and to baffle in equal measure.

Watch the latest installment below:

Learn more about the project on the 365 Facebook page.

Source: The Brothers McLeod

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