Hugh Welchman, producer of “The Flying Machine”, disclosed here on Monday that his next film would bring animation to adults as well as children, and was based on the work of painter Vincent Van Gogh.
Interacting with presspersons and audiences at the IFFI media centre here on his film, Mr. Welchman said: “Animation is an exciting phenomenon and it will only grow in times to come.”
His interaction with audiences revolved around his film and on animation in movies and the progress of cinema in terms of animation inventiveness.
He said: “The Flying Machine was a magical journey in 3D stereoscopic. It is essentially a European movie with a Polish, Chinese and Indian co-production. The kids were transfixed during the screening of the movie.”
Mr. Welchman explained the nuances of animation and cinema, and the process of animation techniques such as stop motion, live action, VFX and 3D. He also shed light on the growing phenomenon of animation in the world of cinema.
“The Flying Machine”, the opening film of the Animation Package at 42nd IFFI, is produced by BreakThru Films and is its first feature length film to be shot in stereoscopic 3-D. It is the first film to combine live-action and stop-motion in 3-D.
A graduate from the National Film and Television School, Mr. Welchman's graduation film won the Cinefoundation Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. He is the founder and MD of Breakthru Films in the U.K.