Khoda: A 5-Minute Short Made From 6,000 Paintings

Produced by Reza Dolatabadi as a graduate film project, Khoda took over two years to complete and was made using 6,000 different paintings shown at 20 frames per second.

What if you watch a film and whenever you pause it, you face a painting? This idea inspired Reza Dolatabadi to make Khoda. Over 6000 paintings were painstakingly produced during two years to create a five minutes film that would meet high personal standards. Khoda is a psychological thriller; a student project which was seen as a ‘mission impossible’ by many people but eventually proved possible!

[Vimeo]

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2 Responses to Khoda: A 5-Minute Short Made From 6,000 Paintings

  1. Quoth Dolatabadi on the vimeo page: "it wasn't rotoscoping, i painted over 3D rendered frames". The short also credits someone else for the animation work.

    So call me plebeian but this just looks like doing standard animation the really, really difficult way. As the artist says, pause it at any point and you face a painting – unfortunately most of them are quite dull paintings – it is the rare frame that stands on its own.

    I could probably build the Eiffel Tower with enough toothpicks and time, but it wouldn't be good art, it would just be silly.

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