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Miyazaki’s Retirement Commemorated with 6-Second Vines

Indonesian animator Pinot created a series of Vines to commemorate the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki. You’ve got to hand it to him: he understands the value of every frame and how to get the most out of his six seconds. Pinot explained his love of Miyazaki’s work in an article on Mashable:

My father is a comic illustrator and animator. He followed Walt Disney’s technique and style — always with 24 frames-per-second and all moving objects, even for faces and mouths. ‘In animation, every object has soul. So we move everything except the background,’ he would tell me. He never liked Japanese anime style with its stiff objects and fewer frames per second.

Then, Hayao Miyazaki changed everything. Miyazaki proved that animation with fewer frames could also tell great stories. Best of all, Miyazaki brought a new type of childhood fantasy — not the usual tale of Prince Charming. His stories deliver messages of ecological problems, nature-life reality and strong, high-functioning families. As parents of three kids, I am happy to have Miyazaki’s movies fuel their creativity — a great balance for the fare of Disney princesses.

One of my favorite quote[s] from Miyazaki: ‘Hand drawing on paper is the fundamental of animation.’ Most people claim they cannot draw, but I’m sure [they] have doodled on a napkin paper. People don’t realize when their hand holds a pen and dances on paper to create swirly lines, they’re creating animation.

How does Pinot do it? Don’t worry, there’s a behind-the-scenes Vine, too:

  • ACertainGuest

    You know, Miyazaki’s films are shot anywhere from 3s to 1s depending on the scene. Studio Ghibli doesn’t economize on inbetween drawings nearly as much as other studios in Japan. I would hardly call Ghibli films “limited animation.” Yet because not every shot is on 2s, Disney fanboys out here complain about their animation. *sigh*
    Anyway, that was a cool little tribute, I like it a lot.

    • TheGreatWormSpirit

      Maybe that’s because a lot of studios in Japan work on television which has tight deadlines and small budgets while Ghibli, who work almost exclusively in feature films, have plenty of time and money to churn out movies.

  • These are so great! They’re a great little tribute and super fun!