Nature on its Course

Nature on its Course

Release date:

2009

Running time:

2.5 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

No

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Nature on its Course is a short mixed-media animation about a careless hunter who takes more than he needs. It's a reminder to viewers to respect their environment and not to underestimate the forces of nature.

"Finally, I must mention Su-An Ng's Nature on its Course. It was the winner of the President's Media Award, as judged by CTV producer Louise Clark, Presentation House Gallery curator Helga Pakasaar and Academy Award winning animator David Fine. The complexity of Ng's animation and story-telling only revealed itself subtly. Behind a forest of cubist trees, an intricately modeled moose rears its head as a scribble of ink. And as the hands of a hunter are seen pulling the trigger on his rifle, so too does he trigger a rumbling avalanche of crumpled paper. In that way, watching Nature on its Course is as much a visual experience as it is a tactile one, which is why Ng received the accolades she deserves. The jury also commented on the film's originality, effective blend of techniques, sophistication and how it revealed its message subtly."
      - Mike Valiquette, Canadian Animation Resources

Award(s): Emily Carr University President's Media Arts Award, 2009

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