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LAPIS DE LUMINE

What to know: Deep storyline and awesome 2D animation.
LAPIS DE LUMINE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-18
8 minutes
VIDEO
KALEE DEHAMER
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LAPIS DE LUMINE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
I love the deep storyline and awesome 2D animation style of Lapis de Lumine! This short film is a great fantasy example of helping others with the gifts you have. I also love the unique cartoonish animation style; it really enhances the viewing experience.

The storyline follows a young herbalist that takes on the challenge of managing the family business with an ancient heirloom - a gold necklace. When the necklace is stolen, she gives chase but soon has to reevaluate her priorities.

The story had me glued to my seat for the entirety its seven minutes. I was waiting to see what would happen next and how each of the characters would evolve. Despite not having any dialogue, the main and ancillary characters have many nuances that the short film explores well.

The detail put into every frame is excellent. My favorite scene, as far as cinematography is concerned, is definitely the chase scene, where the protagonist sprints through the beautifully animated woods. The costumes fit the time period, which appear to be sometime from 1400 - 1600. I particularly like the protagonist's, which looks like it took inspiration from the clothing of medieval Europe or the Middle East. That's a cool touch! I love the setting; the herbalist's shop is small and quaint and the woods are magnificent! Kalee DeHamer's sets are terrific. The background music enhances the already wonderful viewing experience. Serene and calm as the film begins, the music picks up pace and intensity, then slows down, and picks up pace again - the trajectory of the music is a lot like the plot rollercoaster of the film.

The sound effects in this short film are very believable - the crunch of shoes on the ground and the sound of ambient nature all make the viewer feel like they are side-by-side with the protagonist. Kalee DeHamer is the director, producer, writer, animator and storyboard artist of the film. An absolute jack of all trades, DeHamer's animating and production skills are stand-out quality. I love the animation of this film; it's super cute and playful!

The message of Lapis De Lumine is to help others with the gifts and assets you have, as there is always someone who needs those gifts/skills/assets more than you. This film made me want to learn more about herbalism.

I give Lapis de Lumine 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. This is a very high-quality film that promotes responsibility, kindness and a generous attitude. This is perfect for a film festival! Herbalism is central to the plot of this film. Reviewed by Eshaan M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

I love the deep storyline and awesome 2D animation style of Lapis de Lumine! This short film is a great fantasy example of helping others with the gifts you have. I also love the unique cartoonish animation style; it really enhances the viewing experience.

The storyline follows a young herbalist that takes on the challenge of managing the family business with an ancient heirloom - a gold necklace. When the necklace is stolen, she gives chase but soon has to reevaluate her priorities.

The story had me glued to my seat for the entirety its seven minutes. I was waiting to see what would happen next and how each of the characters would evolve. Despite not having any dialogue, the main and ancillary characters have many nuances that the short film explores well.

The detail put into every frame is excellent. My favorite scene, as far as cinematography is concerned, is definitely the chase scene, where the protagonist sprints through the beautifully animated woods. The costumes fit the time period, which appear to be sometime from 1400 - 1600. I particularly like the protagonist's, which looks like it took inspiration from the clothing of medieval Europe or the Middle East. That's a cool touch! I love the setting; the herbalist's shop is small and quaint and the woods are magnificent! Kalee DeHamer's sets are terrific. The background music enhances the already wonderful viewing experience. Serene and calm as the film begins, the music picks up pace and intensity, then slows down, and picks up pace again - the trajectory of the music is a lot like the plot rollercoaster of the film.

The sound effects in this short film are very believable - the crunch of shoes on the ground and the sound of ambient nature all make the viewer feel like they are side-by-side with the protagonist. Kalee DeHamer is the director, producer, writer, animator and storyboard artist of the film. An absolute jack of all trades, DeHamer's animating and production skills are stand-out quality. I love the animation of this film; it's super cute and playful!

The message of Lapis De Lumine is to help others with the gifts and assets you have, as there is always someone who needs those gifts/skills/assets more than you. This film made me want to learn more about herbalism.

I give Lapis de Lumine 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. This is a very high-quality film that promotes responsibility, kindness and a generous attitude. This is perfect for a film festival! Herbalism is central to the plot of this film. Reviewed by Eshaan M., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

A young herbalist sets out on her own to take up the family business with the help of a magical family heirloom. When the necklace is stolen, she gives chase, but what she finds at the end of her pursuit is not what she was expecting...is she prepared to handle it?
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