Animations

Planning different characters is interesting. In my collage degree film (the title is: 'Where have you gone, Teofil?') I tell the story of Teofil and Malvin. I planned their living-space, the objects around them, the pictures on the walls, the shape of the legs of their beds, all the details.

When I make an animated movie it might last for years, and during this time I get to know my characters so well that I feel they are my family members. In this relation it is much easier for me to create the world they live in, as their environment is really the reflection of their personalities.

My second movie is my diploma film at the School of Masters, it is called: 'Wig Birds'. Before making the film I had been shaken by the death of my elderly family members. I placed the characters of the film in baroque times, where everybody has a soul bird on the top of their wigs. When the bird flies away it means that the person has arrived at the end of his life. It also symbolises the story of leaving life on earth, which is always moving.

In 1998 I made the film 'Dogman and His Ship' with 3D computer animation technique. After working with it for months, though, I realized that the traditional, manual method of planning the background, the characters and the structure of the movie is closer to my way of thinking.

I find all parts of making a movie equally interesting: making up the story, drawing the storyboard, timing, designing the characters and backgrounds, checking animation and directing, too. I consider every small step in the process of creating a movie, which often lasts for years, a very important factor in my work.

'On route' is the title of my fourth movie. The characters are sitting in small boats and following their path of life by sailing on the water. The symbolic expression of birth is an important episode of the story. There are soul lights at the left side of the boats, which, at the end of the journey unite with the white light reflected on the water and quietly melt into the wide horizon.

My 3-minute animation film called 'Moon' was finished in 2008.
The Moon: old moon -- disappearance -- revival. This is a continuous circle, cyclical repetition affecting also the human life: birth -- death -- rebirth.
nds, checking animation and directing, too. I consider every small step in the process of creating a movie, which often lasts for years, a very important factor in my work.