A Little Loopy

A Little Loopy is a piece of visual music hand drawn using colour inks on transparent 16mm film. The visuals explore the emotional and textural nature of the music using the extreme enlargement of the drawing. The music gives a sense of a constant beginning and this sensation is sometimes mirrored, sometimes juxtaposed in the visual treatment creating a dialogue between the sound and the image.

  • Sunny Stanila
  • Frank Horvat
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 2, 2019
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Director Biography - Sunny Stanila

Sunny Stanila is an artist and experimental animation filmmaker based in Montreal. She was born in Bulgaria and completed a MFA Studio Art in Film Production at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and a BA in Studio Art at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, USA with a focus on graphic arts and motion design. Stanila’s work has been exhibited and screened internationally including Ottawa International Animation Festival, Festival International du Film sur l’Art and Punto Y Raya. She has performed visual improvisations accompanied by musicians in Montreal and Toronto. In her professional career projects that she has collaborated on were awarded a Silver Lion at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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Director Statement

My research focuses on abstract narrative, nonlinear, hand drawn experimental animation. I investigate the physicality and tangibility of materials and their transition into manifestation of motion. My work embraces indeterminacy and the unpredictability of materials like ink and watercolour. Following in the history of abstract film and visual music my films suggest an endless universe in which the passage of the audience is but a brief encounter. Using rhythm, colour, texture, motion and sound I draw attention to the spectatorial experience as an act of reading rather than an immediacy.