Freeze Frame

Soetkin Verstegen
Belgium, 2019 / 5’

Freeze frame: the most absurd technique since the invention of the moving image. Through an elaborate process of duplicating the same image over and over again, it creates the illusion of stillness. Identical figures perform the hopeless task of preserving blocks of ice. The repetitive movements reanimate the animals captured inside.

Direction: Soetkin Verstegen
Script: Soetkin Verstegen
Animators: Soetkin Verstegen
Editing: Soetkin Verstegen
Soundtrack: Andrea Martignoni, Michal Krajczok
Production: Soetkin Verstegen
Technique used: Stop motion 


Soetkin Verstegen

Soetkin Verstegen is an independent filmmaker and animator from Brussels. She was a resident at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany, Saari residency, Finland, artists-in-labs at ZHdK, Switzerland and AniDox:Residency, Denmark. In addition to her personal work, she works as a freelance animator for stop motion films and series.

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