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The Scanner

An alien builds an unusual device to allow him to scan an area for a hidden spacecraft that will take him home.

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All of the special effects were created in camera using stop motion and light painting animation.

The distinctive look of the live action scenes was achieved by lighting with half a dozen small LED lights.

Actor Michael Parle's 2nd time working with director Gerard Lough.

Composer Cian Furlong's 5th.
light painting stop motion




Copyright © 2009 Arcadia Video

Previous screenings

Underground Cinema | 2009
3 Sep | Dublin, Ireland
3 Sep – 21 Sep | London, United Kingdom
8 Oct – 11 Oct | Dublin, Ireland
9 Mar | Dublin, Ireland
Wexworlds Sci-fi and Fantasy Fiction Festival | 2010
25 Nov – 28 Nov | Wexford, Ireland

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