In the movie, “Loving Vincent,” every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 123 professional oil painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent Studios in Poland and Greece to be part of the production.
”Loving Vincent” was first shot as a live action film with actors, and then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in oils. The final effect is an interaction of the performance of the actors playing the artist’s famous portraits, and the performance of the painting animators, bringing these characters into the medium of paint.
Van Gogh’s paintings come in different shapes and sizes, so the design painters had to work out how to best show these paintings within the frame set by the cinema screen.
“Loving Vincent” is written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. It is produced by Poland’s Breakthru Films and United Kingdom’s Trademark Films.—CONTRIBUTED