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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: