I don’t have to wear glasses, but that hasn’t stopped me from wondering what the world would be like if I could only see certain things in focus at a time. Artist Nicolai Troshinsky tackles the idea in his animation ‘Astigmatismo‘ which tells a story about “A boy, having lost his glasses, can only see one thing in focus at a time. His sight gets attracted by the sounds that surround him. He explores a blurry world of unknown places and strange characters.” While the idea of exploring life through the eyes of a person who has impaired vision isn’t ground-breaking, Troshinsky’s technique, style, cinematic cuts, and use of Foley creates a world where the viewer can truly experience what it would be like to be in the character’s shoes. The film features music by Shogun Kunitoki, sound design by Pierre Sauze, character designs by Gina Thorstensen, background designs by Cecilia Ramieri. Check out some choice screens from the movie.
Astigmatismo was a 100% independent production, paid entirely from the artist’s pocket. If you like the film, consider supporting his work by purchasing a downloadable copy, a physical edition or a piece of original art. If you donÂ´t have money you can always support Troshinksky by spreading the word about the film.