Field Guide to Invertebrates in Film: The Cameraman's Revenge
The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)
Critter: Ladislas Starevich
Size: 13 minutes long
Modus Operandi: Stop-motion animation using bug parts
How the Menace Emerges: Finding actual, live bugs to be terrible actors, Starevich killed them, turned them into tiny puppets and made them behave.
End Goal: Surreal tales of life, love and infidelity as told through insects
Since I still have way too much on my plate this week, I haven’t had the chance to sit and watch a new bug flick. Instead, you get another short film! The Cameraman’s Revenge is one of dozens of fantastic stop-motion animation films by the Russian genius of the genre, Ladislas Starevich. Enjoy!