End Of The Week Shorts #7.2 extract: The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)
The Cameraman's Revenge is a brilliant animated comedy and bitter-sweet romance about the chaos of cheating and debauchery from the early pioneer of stop motion, Ladislas Starevich. Often using dead insects, he was the first to make puppet-animated films with stop motion from 1912 onward. In this short, he combines this realist form with personification to conjure an astounding aesthetic that perfectly supports this subtly ingenious narrative.
With some scenes somewhat reminiscent of Pixar's A Bug's Life (in terms of the sensibilities in the approach to world building and personification) this is a pretty timeless film and a must see.