Conference The Art of Animation Animated Shorts
ONLINE Turm Aalen Friday, April 28, 14:30

Baroque Spectacle on a Small Footprint

Video on demand

LOUIS I. KING OF THE SHEEP is a German stop motion animated short film that premiered at the Berlinale in 2022. Being about the dynamics and aesthetics of power, visual abundance was essential for the subject matter and the humor of the film. We will talk about form and function and how to make it happen on a small footprint that is as well environmentally as budgetarily sustainable. We will draw examples from our own work and show making-of materials.

Please note that this presentation will only be available on April 28.

Markus Wulf, Director, Writer, Producer

Markus Wulf is a professional dreamer from coastal northern Germany, working in film, theatre, puppetry and opera. He studied directing and screenwriting at Columbia University in New York and at ifs International Film School in Cologne. His work often uses humor to question ideologies and the representations of power.


Su-Jin Song, Producer / Director / Associate Researcher & Lecturer, autumn song production

Su-Jin Song is a writer, director, producer and researcher based in Germany. She studied creative producing at the ifs international film school Cologne and received her Master’s degree for Game Development & Research at the Cologne Game Lab, where she works now as an associate researcher and lecturer since 2018. Her academic research focuses on gender, identity and mental health in the context of migration, diversity and inclusion in the field of media and game studies. In addition, Su-Jin Song founded autumn song production, a creative studio and collective of filmmakers and researchers, producing films, series and interactive formats with a special focus on inclusive storytelling and actively promoting diversity on the edge of fiction and documentary. Su-Jin Song is specialized in international co-productions between Europe and Asia. She lived in Seoul for two years, working for the Korean media and film industry, and has since returned regularly for diverse projects. Her films have premiered and won awards at international festivals such as Berlinale, Annecy, AmDocs, Sitges, SESIFF and PalmSprings.