The Cameraman's Revenge

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The Cameraman's Revenge
Russian: Месть кинематографического оператора
Directed byWładysław Starewicz
Produced byAleksandr Khanzhonkov
Written byWładysław Starewicz
Release date
October 27, 1912
Running time
12 minutes
CountryRussian Empire
The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)

The Cameraman's Revenge (Russian: Месть кинематографического оператора) is a 1912 Russian experimental stop-motion animated short film directed and written by Władysław Starewicz.[1][2][3][4] It, along with other works by Starewicz, stands out in the history of stop-motion animation for its use of actual dried insect specimens (beetles, grasshoppers, dragonflies, etc.) as articulated stop-motion puppets portraying all of the characters.


The film is based on the love collision of the Zhukov family (deer beetles), the artist Usachini (beetle-beetle), the grasshopper cameraman and the dancing dragonfly.[5]


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