Hey hi hello ! My name is Marian and I am an artist focusing on stop motion and experimental animation. I have made a few short animations before and found myself coming against a lack of technical animation skills. That eventually led me here, to improve my skills through a Masters in Character Animation at Central St Martins.

You can see my first animation here:

The rest of them are up at http://www.vimeo.com/marianobando. I utilized materials such as nuts and bolts, origami paper, and oil pastels on glass.

As well as the animator PES for his creative use of materials, one of my biggest earlier inspirations was the short film Balance by the Lauenstein Brothers. I thought it was a beautiful expression of a metaphor of one of the many contradictions in life, told without dialogue and yet with a clear message and story.

Balance, Lauenstein Brothers, 1989, Youtube

Some of my other inspirations which will probably find themselves into my work in one way or another include musicians such as Nick Cave, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush…

Clip from “Don’t Look Back”, Directed by D.A. Pennebaker, 1967, Youtube

filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Werner Herzog, Maya Deren, Vera Chytilova…

Trailer for “Daisies”, Vera Chytilova, 1966, Youtube

artists such as Giorgio De Chirico, Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramovic, Stasys Eidrigevicius, David Shrigley..

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Title Unknown, David Shrigley, Date Unknown, Pinterest

animators such as Jan Svankmajer, Norman McLaren, Brothers Quay, Don Hertzfeldt…

Neighbours, Norman McLaren, 1952, Youtube

and authors such as Anais Nin, Patti Smith, Haruki Murakami, Italo Calvino…

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Quote by Patti Smith, Date unknown, www.celebriot.com

Looking forward to the next two years of experimenting : )

M

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  1. Marian! I really like your first animation, the mechanical aspect to it is really cool! Have you been to see the William Kentridge exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery? The first room is animation ‘powered’ by a machine 🙂

    1. thank you ! and ohh yes I went during the UAL tours before the course started, it was amazing! I especially liked the upstairs room where the video was projected onto these two canvases and then they started banging into each other coming alive.. he has no boundaries with his work: )

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