The Grisly Trade

This is a story about a butcher who cuts and sells his own flesh. My main goal in making this movie was to tell this without showing an element of violence in the flow of the movie (cutting himself) by giving small clues to the audience, and I tried to convey this by changing the daily work routine of the butcher as his limbs are missing, for instance, forcing him to sharpen his knife, which he normally sharpens with two hands, with one hand after cutting his arm. 
I used procreate and after effects while making the movie. The reason for the low number of frames in certain parts of the movie and the high number of frames in some places was to strengthen the tension, inequality and asymmetry. 
It took me 4 months to make this movie, but I didn't work on it full time during that time. 

The music ı used in this film : Mein Teil Rammstein piano cover

  • Tolga Varlık
  • Tolga Varlık
  • Tolga Varlık
  • Tolga Varlık
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Baskent university
Director Biography - Tolga Varlık

Hello, I'm a 3rd year student at Başkent Unversity, I'm studying cartoon and animation, and I lke to make 2D and 3D designs. Besides, when I'm free, I play various enstruments and do sports.

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