Origami Comic Book Film Depicts A Modern Western [Video]
Edson Oda's ‘Malaria’ combines lots of different artistic touches to create a visually stunning 5 minute film.
Brazilian writer and film director Edson Oda, who is living in Los Angeles where he is currently doing an MFA in Film and TV Production at USC, has created a unique and visually stunning short film called ‘Malaria’.
The five and a half minute film tells the story of a young mercenary named Fabiano who is hired to kill Death. It combines several artistic features including origami, kirigami, time lapse, nankin illustration, comic books, and western cinema.
Each illustrated panel is seen being placed down in front of the camera, with parts lifted up to reveal the characters’ speech bubbles and other elements included to create great visual effects.