Social media has been buzzing recently about Loving Vincent, the world’s first painted full-length film. The film tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh’s life and mysterious death through 65,000 frames, hand painted in Van Gogh’s style, according to the movie’s website.
According to the website, the process for animating the film involved live actors who gave life and movement to the characters from Van Gogh’s portraits and 125 oil painters versed in Van Gogh’s style who painstakingly painted every frame.
The film was directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. To find out more information about the making of Loving Vincent, visit http://lovingvincent.com. The website includes fascinating videos about the story behind and the process for creating this unique cinematic work.
Featured image: Starry Night Over the Rhone by Vincent Van Gogh from vangogh.net