BEATRICE CORON'S DAILY BATTLES to Premiere at 2013 TED Conference
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Award-winning 3D director James Stewart, founder of Geneva Film Co., will present the world premiere of his animated 3D short film BÉATRICE CORON'S DAILY BATTLES at the renowned Ted Conference in Long Beach, California on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Stewart and celebrated New York City artist Béatrice Coron, both veterans of TED, will attend the premiere.
A trailblazer in leveraging the immersive power of 3D storytelling, Canada's James Stewart brings a new dimension to Béatrice Coron's breathtaking, 61-panel papercut masterwork of medieval life. An art film about a work of art, BÉATRICE CORON'S DAILY BATTLES tells its story in an abstract montage created in Stereoscopic 3D. With each medieval scene, we enter a tale of struggle, battle and trickery representing the challenges of life. The canvas that Coron and director Stewart have expressed in stunning 3D allows the viewer to transcend the traditional film narrative and fall into a world where non-linear abstraction is the only way out.
Using animation, sound, light and shadows, and a sprinkling of humour, Stewart renders each scene of Coron's 2D cutouts in true 3D splendor, depicting a new aspect of the medieval world. Together, these vignettes make up the layers of a complex society where good and evil co-exist, illustrating the daily battles of life through the ages. There is always a dragon to slay, a baby to comfort, a kingdom to be won, or a meal to be prepared.
"We are honoured to have our world premiere at the Ted Conference in such a great environment of artists, thinkers, educators and activists," said James Stewart. "I first met Béatrice at the 2011 Ted Conference and was immediately captivated by the potential for depth in her traditionally flat artwork. Working with Béatrice to re-imagine her work with lighting and immersive 3D has been a joy. DAILY BATTLES is a film we're all very proud of."