The Quiet - Oscar long-list nomination of Animated Short Film

Radheya Jegatheva《靜魘星空》(The Quiet) ---奧斯卡動畫短片提名

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The Quiet, selected as an Oscar long-list nominee of animated short film this year, with an astronaut's monologue in the silent space, it narrates the secrets of his childhood memories, evoked by silence, and delivers a nightmarish twist at the end that might take your breath away!


Director Jegatheva said as a fan of celestial beauty, he had always wanted to create a piece of work using elements of outer space. In The Quiet, Jegatheva adds common sound effects of mundane life to the complete silence of the universe scene, creating a smoother storyline. The entire production process has undergone constant modification and experimentation to achieve the final result.

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There were difficulties encountered during the creation of The Quiet. Jegatheva was struggling when he needed to maintain a consistent picture style and smooth transitions. On one hand, the visual presentation could be very clear in his mind, but he faced the challenge of not knowing how to make it happen. As for the sound production, Jegatheva must test it repeatedly to ensure its feasibility. Specifically, when The Quiet is a work focusing on silence, the sound processing was stressful for the filmmaker. It is necessary to ensure that each sound is used to achieve the expected effect.


Jegatheva’s father, Jay Jay Jegathesan (the University of Western Australia) is the narrator of the film. He had worked with his father before making The Quiet and received many positive responses. Jegathesan didn’t have any film background and had little ideas about the film production process. However, he was willing to try to understand and learn for his son. Jegatheva is thankful for his father’s support and cooperation, as he hopes they would continue to work hard and produce more excellent works in the future.


The Quiet will be streaming on demand at Taiwan Film Festival in Australia from 16-30 September.

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今年甫榮獲奧斯卡動畫短片提名的《靜魘星空》(The Quiet)是今年短片競賽中唯一一部動畫。跟隨一位太空人沉浸在星空中的自我獨白,被寂靜按下開關,進入幽邃不堪的童年記憶,結局沈默卻轟然巨響。


作為一名太空迷,導演Radheya一直想運用宇宙元素做出《靜魘星空》這樣的風格。在《靜魘星空》中,Radheya在默無聲的宇宙裡加入日常生活的環境音,使整個故事情節更加流暢。整個製作過程經過反覆修改與嘗試,才成就了這部作品。


提到製作《靜魘星空》時所遇到的困難,Radheya表示:糾結的是保持畫面風格一致和順暢轉場;或是有了明確的視覺想法,卻不知道實際該如何表現。聲音製作也是如此,必須經過一次又一次的試驗才能知道是否可行。尤其是《靜魘星空》是一部討論寂靜的作品,聲音處理更是困難的,必須確保每一個聲音使用是否達到預期效果。


與父親合作《靜魘星空》的經驗,Radheya分享在製作這部短片前也和父親合作過,並且得到很多正面的迴響。Radheya說父親不是電影科班出身,也不清楚影片製作過程,但他為了兒子願意嘗試去了解和學習,Radheya很感謝父親的支持和配合,也期許自己在未來能繼續努力,製作出更多優秀作品給觀眾。


《靜魘星空》將於 9 月 16 日至 30 日在線上放映。

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