Every frame of an animated film is a different work of art because somebody had to make that grimce, or eyeblink, or reaction shot…or the frame that leads into one of those things. I think about the time and effort it takes to create anything animated and think I was pretty sane to go into moving words around on paper. Still, I have a lot of respect for the sort of mad genius it takes to do animation.
And here we’ve got a particularly mental case: Reza Dolatabadi, who decided to animate a film comprised of full-on paintings and spent two years creating over six thousand of them. Total headcase. Still, the results are fascinating: