Signe Baumane's Feature WIP 'My Love Affair With Marriage' is coming together and to promote a couple of work-in-progress presentations in May, they made a 2-minute trailer from completed footage of the film.
Signe Baumane is a true independent animator. She is creative, extremely talented and very brave. At long last she is giving us a preview of her latest feature, so be sure to take a look at MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE. I think you will be as enchanted with her work as I am.
For anyone attending the Trickfilm Festival in Stuttgart, you will also have an opportunity to meet Signe and see the premiere of MOTHER'S Song, an excerpt from MUY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE.
To give you the first look at how My Love Affair With Marriage is coming together and to promote a couple of work-in-progress presentations in May, we made a 2-minute trailer from completed footage of the film. You can enjoy Kristian Sensini's wonderful music and Erica Schroeder's golden voice. Take a look!
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In early May we (Signe and Sturgis) will travel to Germany to attend the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film where we will premiere Mother's Song, an excerpt from My Love Affair With Marriage.
Still from "Mother's Song" - featuring the voices of Dagmara Dominczyk, Florencia Lozano and Trio Limonāde: Iluta Alsberga, Ieva Katkovska and Kristīne Pastare
When we were editing footage, one of the scenes - Sc. 026 - leapt out at us as a self-sufficient short film, almost a music video, so we turned it into Mother's Song and submitted to a few festivals. Stuttgart was the first to accept it. We hope more festivals will invite it, too.
The two Stuttgart screenings are scheduled for Friday, May 3rd at 8 PM and Saturday, May 4th at 10 AM.
At Stuttgart, we will also make a presentation of My Love Affair With Marriage to industry professionals at a Work-In-Progress session on Saturday May 4th at 3 PM. We'll show clips, talk about our process and take questions.
Our process: sometimes we work in artsy tableaux - in the foreground Yasemin Orhan touches up a set, in the middle Shalaya Smith paints a prop, and in the rear Signe Baumane animates and animates
After Stuttgart, Signe travels to Riga where she will spend a few days with our Latvian team of colorists and compositors at Locomotive Studios.
Signe then makes a quick trip to Trollhättan, Sweden where she will give the keynote speech at the Trollywood Animation Festival on Friday, May 10. Her topic: “From Sex to Madness to Marriage: the Journey of an Independent Animator". Fittingly, Swedish animator Lasse Persson will also be at the Festival. Lasse was Signe's second real-life husband. Their relationship inspired a large section of My Love Affair With Marriage featuring the voice of Matthew Modine.
Hopefully, Signe will be back to Brooklyn before Yasemin and the team run out of work.
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