Unmistaken Hands – Quay Brothers (Trailer)
I’m rather excited at the prospect of a new Quay Brothers film. I’ve been a fan for some time and have actually been re-watching some of their old films of late as I work towards a video with the Baba Yaga puppets that I have been working on.
Their new film ‘Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H.’ has been commissioned by the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University and like much of the Quay Brothers work it relies on stop motion production techniques. The film is based on the work of Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernãndez; often referred to as the father of “magic realism”
Whilst the film that I’m planning will be quite different to the Quay Brothers work in may regards I’ve been looking closely at some of the techniques that they use interns of editing and sound design. Whilst the trailer for their new film (above) is narrated I’m am also interested in how they manage to convey a sense of narrative in some of their older work without the use of words.