The last part in the Flockenspiel series, an abstract digital animation in 4 parts with a total running time of 25' (2003)
The technique applied is "motion painting in image and sound", and in this fourth segment, the animations were digitally generated using various tools.
Flockenspiel is an assosciative journey from 2D to 3D through abstract digital images and soundscapes. In this particular segment, the images were digitally hand-painted with custom effect brushes, colors and forms.
The soundtrack starts with a soundscape of waves. It continues with rhythmic and melodic compositions through various positions in space and finally concludes in a jazzy rhythm, that makes the abstract 3D objects dance.
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Bärbel Neubauer was born in Austria. She studied stage design and film at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. In 1987 she moved to Munich, Germany, where she currently lives and works.
Since 1980, Bärbel Neubauer made over 40 animation and experimental films. She's been composing music and film scores since 1991, and working in various formats such as 35mm film, 70mm IMAX film, digital video for 3 monitors/screens and live performance.
Her animations from the 90’s are mostly direct-on-film abstract works, that she painted, stamped and scratched on 35mm film stock. Since 2000 she's been working on digital "motion painting in image and sound", creating -among others- "Flockenspiel I-IV" with different techniques.
In 2005, this film was awarded the "Woman's Cultural Award for Film and TV" in Carinthia/Austria. Her most recent films include "Fractal Cycles"(2010), a clear example of her work in creating nature-like digital 3D motion paintings in image and sound, and "Water Ambiences", a 3-channel HD video.
Her films were screened at numerous international Animation/Film Festivals and received international recognition. She teaches workshops and courses at various Colleges, Universities and festivals in Europe and the US. Commercial releases include "Absolut Neubauer" (as part of the Absolut Panushka Project) and "Falter Spot 7", part of the Falter Spot Series, among others.
Lives in Munich, Germany. +info