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@01:52amazing shot really establishes a feeling in the viewer without words
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@01:06beautiful and very detail oriented set!
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:iconlolnyny:
@07:28This is soo sad! :( Beautiful!
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firstfallenangelever Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:18i can only imagine you as spencer from icarly when he was doing his stop motion project! the one time my mom checked on me to see what i was watching and she died when she saw them pick up his character which he was tryign to shoot and he like fell on the floor crying because had to start over and he was making it for like 16 hours straight already
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JohnRyder666 Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@07:56You're welcome :)
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AnnaMay321 Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@07:37Aww that was sad... His wife died...so he started hoarding because he was sad?? Poor old man :iconsadplz:
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XEPICTACOSx Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@05:09I think i'm gonna cry, this is such a sad yet sweet piece!
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meeshel99 Oct 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
@03:54Thankyou so much :)
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balluxnicocelli Oct 9, 2012  Student General Artist
@01:48This is so beautiful :heart:
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LCextrordinaire Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@04:59The amount to think that the creator had to make for this shot alone amazes me. Truly, they have patients.
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Graduation Film - Stop Motion Puppet Animation - Solo Project

Animation, Production, Set Design, Puppet Fabrication, Lighting, Audio Recording and Editing: Michelle Williamson

Music: Elijah Bossenbroek ([link])

Year of Completion: 2011

Duration of Artwork creation: 6 months


‘The Presence in the Absence’ is a stop-motion animated short film influenced by having seen the effects that loss and grieving can have on people. In particular the loneliness that can be experienced after having lost someone close to you. Drawing from personal experiences and experiences of close family members, the film positions the viewer into the life of an old man, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. Struggling with the melancholy and loneliness that her absence leaves behind and in an attempt to rid his life of grief and pain, he begins physically filling the empty spaces with anything and everything he can. The film seeks to draw attention to the many people, especially of the older generation, whom live in similar situations. Many of which feel closed off from the world, even in today’s society where technology has allowed for greater expansions in methods of communication. A miniature home created specifically for the 15cm wire, brass, foam and silicon puppet , hand crafted by the artist, acts as a stage for which the story is brought to life. Woven together through a frame by frame process of animation is the tale of one man’s emotional journey.


For more of my work please visit: michelle-jane-williamson.com


EDIT: A huge thank you to *MissDudette for the suggestion, so very appreciated and to ^ditto9 for the feature!

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to watch and to comment, your feedback and response is very greatly appreciated :)


Here are a few extra details about the making of the film if you are interested...

- Around 50% of the furniture/objects etc within the set were hand crafted by me. The other 50% were objects I have collected over the first few months of the film from various dolls house stores, considering the time frame i couldn't make it all myself.

- Puppets are crafted by me from silicon, wire, brass tubing, foam, super sculpey oven bake clay and fabric.

- The whole film was created within my own bedroom at home.

- Full permission has been given by the artist Elijah Bossenbroek to use his amazing music in this film.
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The Presence in the Absence by ~meeshel99 is a very emotional stop motion film with some beautiful shots and amazing lighting! ( Suggested by MissDudette and Featured by ditto9 )
:icon5betha5:
@01:52amazing shot really establishes a feeling in the viewer without words
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:icon5betha5:
@01:06beautiful and very detail oriented set!
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firstfallenangelever Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a great insight into the human mind as it intertwines with hoarding
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:iconlolnyny:
@07:28This is soo sad! :( Beautiful!
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SenoSesa Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have nothing to say, this was truly beautiful!!!
Nothing was said but words flood my body.
It was life giving!
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meeshel99 Dec 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
:) Thankyou
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HeyCicada Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
i guess people fnid different ways to fill their voids.
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MetroidsMakeGoodPets Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very sad, but I can easily see myself feeling that way, or worse, if anything happened to my gf. This is a great stop animation film! Keep up the good work!
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firstfallenangelever Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:18i can only imagine you as spencer from icarly when he was doing his stop motion project! the one time my mom checked on me to see what i was watching and she died when she saw them pick up his character which he was tryign to shoot and he like fell on the floor crying because had to start over and he was making it for like 16 hours straight already
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