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CARTOON MOVIES MADE WITH CUT OUT PAPER

The cut out paper film is not a cinema marginal.
It is a spontaneous cinema which is practised directly under the camera.
It is enough to create articulated characters (like puppets)
and to move them "frame by frame"...
      Cut out paper film:

Zebra Crossing Blues.
Henri the IVth and the inventor
Nothing other that time.
A bird.
28
Tales of the towers.
Maiakovski in Montparnasse.

       Torn paper film:

Tear Voodoo.

The distribution of films is ensured, for the French territory, by the Agence du court metrage and Unifrance Films for the international one.
The formats available are indicated as follows: (vidéo, 16mm, 35mm, numerical)
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ZEBRA CROSSING BLUES
- 5mn with words


History: The lament of the pedestrian crossing, without hope of love


Cutting: A woman complains that a prostitute, by her only presence, devalues her district. It is a film very based on the tape its which can in its turn make us discover this district. Noise of goods train, barkings which resound, insulated motor bikes... Animation of reflections in the black suggestion of the moments... The prostitute is victim of an accident. Rancour then makes place with the hypocrisy of the vicinity.


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Scenario and realization: Bruce Krebs
Original music: Mikko Fountain

Financial contribution of the C.N.C. 1984
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HENRY THE FOURTH OF FRANCE AND THE INVENTOR
- 5 min 13 sec, with subtitles
Cut out paper animation.

History :If Henry the IVth Of France had met the inventor of the nuclear power. Us would have, still today, to supervise its waste...

Cutting : How to evoke the duration of waste of the nuclear power? I imagined this history like a tale for children (and for adults of course) : The inventor of the nuclear power contacts Henry the IVth Of France... And during all these years which followed, 600 years, the descendants had to deal with the dangerosity of waste of "good king Henry"...

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Scenario and realization : Bruce Krebs
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NOTHING OTHER THAT TIME
- 4mn30 without words


History: The music of the city penetrates irresistibly in a prison

Cutting: With the foot of a prison, one hears a barrel organ. With the inside, a prisoner, on his saxophone, tries to reproduce the same melody. During this time, another prisoner penetrates by effraction in the pharmacy of the prison. He finds a syringe and pricks himself. Its is delirious will precede its death. Cut out papers are white, they express the reflections of various parts of a face, entirely in the shade. The animation of these reflections makes it possible to suggest the characters without showing them.


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Scenario, music and realization: Bruce Krebs

Great Price of the town of Marly 1986
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TEAR VOODOO
- 2mn40 without words


History: Downtown full, the sight of a poster evokes mixed visions of Africa and voodoo...
Cutting: On a rhythm of African percussions, paper bands trémoussent and evoke African fauna, antelope, gazelles, zebras... Some masked faces come to support the frantic movements of a couple of dancer.




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Scenario and realization: Bruce Krebs
Original music: Mikko Fountain

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A BIRD
- 2mn30 with words


History: The art of hunting like a lesson of motivation. Caricature sound and image
Cutting: A squat man drives out in company of his wire goof. Their dog smelled a track. A white bird escapes in the sky. The son aims it and misses it, the bird escapes. The father launches out then in a lesson of motivation, example to the support! Another bird rises in the sky. It is cut down of a shot and fall to the foot from the hunter. This one continues to draw to him above, for défouler in turn of its inspector of the taxes, his mechanic, his wife... a true carnage. Finally, the bird (all at least, which it remains about it) is thrown to far. The camera moves away, our two hunters are on the roof of a modern ultra tower...


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Scenario realization and original music: Bruce Krebs

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28
- 2 min 36 sec, with words - Cut out paper animation.

History : In Fukushima, a journalist is very excited because he has just assisted to four nuclear explosions...

Cutting : A journalist challenges a technician. He wants to know the gravity level of the nuclear accident. The technician answers him by making sign 4 with the hand. They attend 3 new explosions. Each time, the technician answers "4". The journalist understanding finally ! They are 4 engines. Thus 4 X 7 = 28 ! Four Tchernobyl times !

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Scenario and realization : Bruce Krebs
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THE TALE OF THE TOWERS

- 3mn with words

History: Small tale for the children: the Towers of La Rochelle invite the Eiffel Tower to spend his holidays to La Rochelle. Alas, rust watches for.


Cutting: This film presents drawings of cut out paper children animated on decorations of adults. The decorations result from the work of Michel Gardes. The tale starts with the voice of the adult but it is quickly supplanted by that of her child who tells the history with his manner, with his words.


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Scenario, music and realization: Bruce Krebs
Backgrounds: Michel Guards

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MAIAKOVSKI IN MONTPARNASSE
- 3mn 26s with dialogues


History : Maiakovski, Russian poet, discover the rumours of which it is the subject.


Cutting : In a brewery of Montparnasse, all the conversations turn around Maiakovski. He laughs at it initially then offusque soon. they say all on him, and his opposite...


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Textes de Vladimir Maïakovski
Scénario : Tom Thomas,
réalisation : Bruce Krebs
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Bruce Krebs, movie maker
9 ter rue Amelot, 17 000 La Rochelle,
France, Europe.
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