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Their Circumstances

It tells a story about one day events which happen to one innocent family. There are five storylines, from four different characters' viewpoints. Stories are seemingly random yet vitally connected with the tale of a set of incidents in one day. The animation starts with the end of the story and then the viewer can find the clue like fitting the pieces of a puzzle. It adds layers and events to the intriguing story until the final moment, where everything is finally made clear.

It reveals the dark side of human beings; crime, deceit, cruelty, negligence, love affair, cannibal and ghost. Because of one car accident, a family commits a crime against human morality. But no one blames them because they have their own circumstances.

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This is an experimental online animation, which introduces a new way to watch animation. It combines videos and flash with actionscript. All movies are put together in flash and through the actionscript programming code, people can see more than two angle shots simultaneously, select the chapters and the video segments and create their own storylines. Also there are dynamic animations in flash itself so the animations in videos and those in flash interact each other, crossing the frames. This frame means not only the literal frame object in my work but also the boundary between linear video work and nonlinear flash interactivity.




Copyright © 2007 JiHyun Ahn

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Previous screenings

8 Aug – 11 Sep | Kansk, Russia
Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival
15 Nov – 18 Nov | Tallinn, Estonia
21 May – 25 May | Seoul, Korea, South

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Their Circumstances has received a new award at Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. | more...
26 May 2008
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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 26 May 2008