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(c) Angela González und Martin Luthardt

Pupils from Secondary School I Wolfen-Nord explored the question of what makes them happy. A making-of video shows how their analog animated films on happiness were created and provides very personal insights into the thoughts and feelings of the young people.

While today almost everyone carries a camera in their pocket with their smartphone and can thus become the director and producer of their own video clips, the knowledge of how to turn still images into moving films is slowly being lost. In the film workshop run by artist Angela María González Ponce de Léon and film director Matthias Luthardt, the pupils at Secondary School I in Wolfen-Nord learned how films are created from 24 still images per second. The workshop, which was part of the KUNSTWELTEN project, resulted in a 20-minute making-of video in which the young people explored the question of what makes them happy. In it, they capture scenes of everyday happiness in documentary snapshots, which also became the material for their short analog animations. The young people from Wolfen-Nord provide very personal insights into their thoughts and feelings when they are accompanied by the camera at the gym, walking the dog or discovering their neighborhood.

The long-term project KUNSTWELTEN is a cooperation between the Akademie der Künste Berlin, the district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld (cultural office) and Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH .

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