"History of Poland" — stunning short animation


Yesterday I've written about the fact that Poland was awarded the silver medal for the Most Creative Presentation during world exhibition EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. Certainly this stunning, 8-minutes long 3D animation about Polish history played a decisive role in this matter. Today I would like to share this video with all those of You who have not seen it yet. Have a good time :) it's definitely worth your time.

The film was a hit in Polish Pavilion during EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. Until recently only pavilion guests could view it. Now the animation is available on YouTube. The creator of the film is Tomasz Baginski - a master of contemporary Polish animation, nominated for an Oscar for "Cathedral". His work "Polish History" was produced under the supervision of a historian, Prof. Henryk Samsonowicz.

The film looks beautiful, but it is rather not possible to catch all historical details, or specific dates of important events. However, the director Mr. Baginski says: "Polish history, as indeed the history of every country, is the enormity of events, people and dates. (...) How to include all that in a few minutes of the movie? Viewers want to experience. Want surprises, departure in a different reality, delight in image and music, they want feelings. (...) So I went away from the literal approach to the topic "Polish history".

Tomasz Baginski (born January 10, 1976 in Bialystok) is a Polish artist and animator, best known for his Oscar-nominated short movie, The Cathedral (2002). For his newest short, Fallen Art (2004), he received a BAFTA Award for Best Short Animation and a Grand Prix for Digital Shorts at Golden Horse Film Festival 2005 (shared with Jarek Sawko and Piotr Sikora). Baginski also created cinematics for The Witcher computer game based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski. by Wikipedia