A short interview with William Kentridge, time-lapse/stop-motion genius

From the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this short video provides a small insight into how William Kentridge produces his amazing stop-motion films. (For an example of the finished product, see this vimeo film by art21.org).

Kentridge draws on paper with charcoal, takes a few shots, then erases parts of his drawing and draws over it again, and so on, until the scene is complete. The “finished”, palimpsest-like drawings are often displayed alongside the completed film. What an amazing mind he must have.

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A still from "Johannesburg, 2nd greatest city after Paris" (1989) by William Kentridge

A still from “Johannesburg, 2nd greatest city after Paris” (1989) by William Kentridge