“I’m Not Quite Sure What It Was” by Rickard Bengtsson

This is Swedish director Rickard Bengtsson’s first venture into frame-by-frame animation. Artsy, mysterious and a bit disturbing; all in all, a satisfying little art piece. Bengtsson explains:

“I’ve been a big fan of music by the great composer Ludovico Einaudi for a long time. About 2 years ago I found this great, very different and mysterious track of his. After searching for it I couldn’t find any info on it. Who are the people, where is it from? Which just made me even more interested and right after hearing it for the first time I knew I had to make an animation for it. It was a project that has always been in the back of my mind and hasnt changed a whole lot since day 1. Three months ago I started working on it for real. It was my first real venture into cel animation as well which was a long and painfull process. But so worth the result! I worked on it inbetween real client projects and when I could make time for it. At this point I don’t even know how many hours I’ve put into it.”