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The Moment – by Karis Oh

What really matters in the end of life?

0 – 5 | 2016 | Animation | Drama | Human Nature | USA

“The moment” is what makes us look up and stop the thoughts, it is time to insight. These few words could describe the short film The Moment directed by Karis Oh.

The short was realized by the director after two years of intense work on script and drawings as her senior thesis film at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The story, set in a park of NY, is very touching and personal. An artist is committed to drawing on her pad of paper, interrupted by the presence of a stranger who asks her to be retracted. She starts to draw, but the guy’s motionless eyes destabilize her. In any case she tries to catch the traits of the stranger’s personality. When the artist delivers the finished portrait, everything happens in a moment. The story is enclosed in a time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

The Moment is a poetic and touching short film, the 2D animation has vibrant touch and colors used as watercolors to depict a beautiful aesthetic sense. In an interview Karis said she was inspired by the well-known scene of the plastic bag in American Beauty and by the speech of doctor BJ Miller for TED’s Talk: What really matters in the end of life?

Beauty surrounds us and can be understood only through the use of all our senses. Imagine, feel, listen.

Chiara Pascali

Chiara Pascali

Digital Strategist. Particolare inclinazione verso la continua ricerca del nuovo e del bello. Cinema, letteratura e musica i linguaggi che preferisco per sondare la realtà che mi circonda.

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