Films : Jumping Joan : all

animate! synopsis

With the dark resonance of the nursery rhyme from which it is drawn, this river story probes isolation and imagination, all painted directly onto hard plaster.

short synopsis

This animated film was inspired by the old children’s rhyme;

“Here am I, little Jumping Joan,
When nobody’s with me, I’m all alone.”

key credits

director
Petra Freeman
writer
Petra Freeman
animator
Petra Freeman
editor
Mark Farrington
producer
Lisa Beattie

Petra Freeman

a film by Petra Freeman

direction

director
Petra Freeman

script

writer
Petra Freeman

live-action personnel

lighting camera
G+M Productions

image personnel

animator
Petra Freeman
editor
Mark Farrington

production personnel

producer
Lisa Beattie

support

special thanks

G+M Productions and Technicolor

primary funding

Arts Council of England/Channel Four Animate! award

© Petra Freeman 1994

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technical

process summary

The images were created by a painting on a hard plaster slab, directly under the rostrum camera.

master copy format

format
35mm
colour or black & white
colour

video distribution format

video format
BetaSP
screen aspect ratio
4:3
video standard
PAL
sound type

film distribution format

film format
35mm
screen aspect ratio
1:1.33

distributor

LUX
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