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Big Screen Effects: Loving Vincent with Making Of + Behind the Scenes

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Loving Vincent, written and directed by filmmakers by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is the world’s first fully painted feature film. I saw it over the weekend and it is a gorgeous film which takes place the year after Vincent Van Gogh died and explores what happened to him in his last days. Loving Vincent is up for Best Motion Picture – Animated and also a likely contender for an Oscar nomination, announced later this month.

Loving Vincent Trailer

Loving Vincent is up for Best Motion Picture – Animated and also a likely contender for an Oscar nomination, announced later this month. Here is the trailer.

Loving Vincent – Making Of

“The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.”

Loving Vincent, behind the scenes

Hugh Welchman, director/producer, talks about the film. This has some cool shots with 3D animations and blue screen.

BBC piece about Loving Vincent

Exclusive Look Behind Loving Vincent | Making the Movies

More about Loving Vincent

While 125 trained oil painters made 65,000 frames, including over 1,000 paintings. Animators used rotoscoping for most of the animation in the film. You can buy 800 of the remaining paintings which range in price from 1,250 Euros to over 8,500 Euros! Read more: ‘Loving Vincent’: 6 Facts About The First Oil Painted Animated Feature

Rotoscope Moves to the Next Level with Loving Vincent from New Evolution

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