• Freeze Frame: A Meditative Stop-Motion Short Explores Preservation and Decay Through a Tedious Ice Harvest

    28 days ago - By Colossal

    Brussels-based director Soetkin Verstegen bills her methodical and nostalgic animation “ Freeze Frame ” as a “miniature cinema inside an ice cube.” Produced in a grainy, vintage style, the black-and-white short loosely follows workers as they harvest and attempt to preserve the frozen blocks. Amidst scenes of the monotonous, assembly-line efforts are insects, frogs, and various creatures swimming across the frames and eventually, crystallizing into skeletal ice sculptures.
    In a conversation with Short of the Week , Verstegen spoke to the difficulty of using such a transient material...
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