Here’s a gorgeous little graduation film from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design out of Jerusalem, combining hand drawn animation with live miniature sets.

The filmmakers are Revital Laufer, a Stop-Motion Animator, Director, Artist, Photographer and Art Designer; and Guy Garibian, a Classic Animator, Director, After-Effects Animator and a Character Designer, working as a graphic artist in the Israel Broadcasting Authority.

They describe describe the film this way:

Our movie describes a young new couple, arriving to their new and modest house, whose construction is still in progress. The house resides in the center of a secluded forest.

During the movie the hero notices a high structure in the forest, towering above all the trees, and desires to make his house even taller.

The hero abandons the task of ending the construction of the roof of his house, and instead puts all his energy and time to the task of constructing more and more levels to it.

Meanwhile, the hero’s relationship with his family gradually degrades, reaching a point where the only way of communication between then is through the hole in the ceiling of the house. While the family spends it’s days on the lower level of the house, the hero stays on the upper levels, busily attending his construction work up to the point where he is abandoned by his family and left alone.

Technique: Classic Animation and Stop Motion Animation.

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