15 April 2008

Apple Polka (りんごのポルカ, 2008)

In my regular trawling of the internet for video clips by up and coming animation artists, I found this cute first claymation by Michiko Sato. Out of admiration for Czech animators, she gives it a Czech title Jablko Polka - Ringo no Poruka (りんごのポルカ, 2008) in Japanese or Apple Polka in English. She also uses Czech in her title cards and animation style. I hope that after this test run, she will improve the consistency of her lighting and try a more ambitious project. The world needs more women doing claymation!

It's a big hit with my young daughter (who loves apples & rabbits), so enjoy: