Animation Film and Fulldome Director, Art Director, Visual Artist, HE Lecturer, PhD
The 30 – minute fulldome animation, Hello Earth leads the audience through centuries of human communication and tells the story of how it changed the world and our personal lives.
Seeking contact with others remains one of the earliest and strongest humans’ needs. By trying to fulfill this need, we invented writing, radio, telephone and finally – the Internet. We overcame language barriers, problems related to distance and information flow time. Thanks to modern technologies and communication devices, we develop our civilisation – we are changing the world and ourselves.
Directed, edited by – Paulina Majda Screenplay – Paulina Majda, Maciek Sznabel, Maciej Mucha Animation director – Maciej Rasala Animation, modelling, texture mapping, lights, rendering, compositing – Maciej Rasala, Miroslaw Restel, Leszek Mielczarski, Magdalena Sobczak, Maciek Sznabel Art Directors – Paulina Majda, Maciej Rasala
Polish narration – Zbigniew Zamachowski English narration – Andrzej Blumenfeld Music – Jan Duszynski
Sound design – Agata Chodyra, Dominika Kotarba Executive producer – Maciej Mucha Producers – Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium, Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw 2017
2018 - The Best Animated Fulldome Film Award at the First Minsk International Fulldome Festival, BY
2018 - Gold Winner, 360 - Degree Documentaries, Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards, FR
2018 - Expo China Science and Technology, (Best Special Effects
Award), Beijing, CHN
2017 - IFF'17 Immersive Film Festival (Best Soundtrack Award), PT
2017 - IFF'17 Immersive Film Festival (Best Movie Award), PT
2017 - Jena Fulldome Festival (Directors Award), DE
2017 - Fulldome Festival Brno (Best Fulldome Movie), CZ
Dream to Fly
"Dream to Fly" is the first Polish production in fulldome technology, which enables displaying movies on a spherical screen that surrounds the audience from all sides. Even though the team includes designers experienced in film and 3D animation, the fulldome 3D stereo technology has proven to be a challenge. In a sense we had to learn everything from scratch. The movie has been produced by Production Studio of the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw. It took three years (2010-2013).
"Dream To Fly" is adventure with science and the history of flying. Film describes the most important milestones on our route to conquering the skies - both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions on flying itself. Discover the great secret of flying with Leonardo da Vinci, the Montgolfier brothers, the Wright brothers and other aviation pioneers.
How many times have you dreamt that you were flying?
Production - Maciej Ligowski Directed by - Paulina Majda Story - Paulina Majda, Maciek Sznabel, Maciej Ligowski Animation Directed by - Maciek Sznabel Animation - Bartlomiej Borawski, Maciek Sznabel, Maciej Rasala Art Director - Paulina Majda Rendering - Miroslaw Restel
Narrated by Danuta Stenka Music - Michal Lorenc
Duration: 35 min Year of production: 2013
Copyrigts to Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, Poland
2015 - Central European Fulldome Festival, Brno (Best Movie), CZ
2015 - Immersive Film Festival IFF'15 Espinho, Portugal (Best 3D Film), PT
2014 - Macao International Fulldome Festival (Audience Choice), CN
2014 - Festival, Beijing, China (Best Visuals and Best Audience Choice), CN
2013 - Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival, Hawaii (Best Script and Story), US
2013 - Fulldome Film Festival in Jena, Germany (Directors Award), DE
Two Steps Behind
"Two Steps Behind" refers to the issue of migrations and emigration. The boy embarks on the journey to the strange city where not everything seems so obvious. The story is inspired by the fragment of book "All that Brightness" by Edward Stachura. But the first impulse to create the story was the old photography of unknown boy found in my grandmother's house.
Written and directed by: Paulina Majda Animation: Paulina Majda, Piotr Milczarek Design: Paulina Majda Music: Julita Górecka Voice: Wojciech Malajkat Sound: Slawomir Walczyk Edited by: Janusz Czubak Production manager: Wojciech Leszczynski Produced by :Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich, Studio "Mlodzi i Film" im. Andrzeja Munka, Telewizja Polska, Se-Ma-For Produkcja Filmowa co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, National Centre for Culture Duration: 8 min Year of production: 2010 Country: Poland
2011 - CUT OUT Mexico (I Award in non-narrative category), MX
2011 - OFAFA Krakow (distinction), PL
'Invisible' is a short student animation inspired by Quey's Brothers movies. Invisible Man wanders through the mysterious desert. Even though we can't see him we know and feel his presence throughout different objects he finds on his way.
Directed and animated by Paulina Majda Set Design: Paulina Majda Cinematography: Anna Sujka Editing: Basia Fronc Sound: Marek Knaga, Zbigniew Nowak Music by Julita Górecka Year of production: 2004, Poland Producer: Polish Film School in Lodz, Poland
(film print 35 mm, animated objects, student short)
In 2006, Suzie Templeton directed respectively, a stop-motion animated adaptation, Peter and the Wolf. It is unusual in its lack of any dialogue or narration, the story being told only in images and sound and interrupted by sustained periods of silence. The soundtrack is performed by thePhilharmonia Orchestra, and the film received its premiere with a live accompaniment in the Royal Albert Hall in 2006 in London. The film won the Annecy Cristal and the Audience Award at the 2007 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
Paulina was an Art Director and still photographer for the movie.
Peter's house, interior. Photo from the film set. Art Director: Paulina Majda, 2006
Peter's house, interior. Concept design, Art Director: Paulina Majda, 2006
Peter's house, interior. Photo from the film set. Art Director: Paulina Majda, 2006
View from above on a film set. Photo: Paulina Majda, 2006
"Body" is a movie installation inspired by Czeslaw Milosz's poem The Body. Film was developed as a part of the project Poetry in Images launched by the Pogranicze Foundation based in Sejny.
“In her latest film, Paulina Majda sees body as a material and means of expression. Her skin becomes a screen and canvas which absorbs the images projected on it. Defenceless, she accepts them and, at the same time, gives them a new, more personal meaning. In this autothematic act Majda explores her own boundaries focusing on the relationship between the artist and her material”
(promotional materials, 55th Krakow Film Festival, 2015)
Direction, animation, adaptation: Paulina Majda
Music: Konstantin Trokai, Chris Zabriskie (Creative Commons)
In Serra da Lousa region, 40 km from the city of Coimbra in Portugal, the small village Cerdeira is hidden. All the houses in a village are made of schist stone. In 70 - ties last century, village was abandoned by the local community. Few years ago it has been carefully reconstructed using the traditional techniques to retain the origin character. Formerly abandoned village and stones comming back to life again.
The effect of Artistic Residency in Cerdeira is a series of art works (mini sculptures, film) based on the schist rock.
In artistic sense dirty, boring, concrete walls don't exist. If we only want they may become canvases, screens or walls in a gallery. The walls which don't mean barriers or borderlines but become a creative places where new stories may be created.
The art project called "I am not a boring Wall" consists of cycle of photographs, short clips and assamblages (approximately 18x12 cm) inspired by Asian culture, nature and food. Artworks were displayed on the concrete wall in Sam Rit village in Thailand while staying at the artistic residency in 2015.
Parallel to film, Paulina has passion for traditional, motionless images like assamblages and sculptures. In her abstract compositions she merges different techniques often using "unnecessary things": pieces of clothes, stockings, strings, stones, broken pieces of glass and wood. She finds them valuable and powerful. On first sight her artworks are colorful, vibrant, optimistic but they resonate on different levels and often go deeper than that hiding kind of mistery and sadness.
Paulina has presented her works at few group exhibitions and one solo. She has been choosen by jury: prof. Maria Szyszkowska, Jerzy Mierzejewski, Jan Tarasin, Tadeusz Dominik, Leon Tarasewicz, Tomasz Ciecierski as a laureate of Polish Painting Debut Competition "Tolerance" in 2004.
Paulina creates for individual clients. If you are interested in one of her paintings or you would like to order the new one feel free to contact her.
Rainy Cloud, 30 x 40, acrylic, yarn strings, sand, 2007
No title, 40 x 50 cm, stockings assamblage, sand, acrilic on board, 2018
No title, 30 x 40 cm, stockings assamblage, acrilic on board, 2018
(detail) No title, 30 x 40 cm, stockings assamblage, acrilic on board, 2018
No title, 35 x 20 cm, assamblage, cloth pieces, strings, 2018
Tolerance, 100 x 80, acrylic, broken mirrors on canvas, 2004
Composition I, 40 x 50, acrylic, objects, 2012
Composition II, 30 x 40, acrylic, sand background, pieces of clothes, 2008
Composition II (close up), 30 x 40, acrylic, sand background, pieces of clothes, 2008
Composition III, 50 x 40, stockings, wood, broken mirrors, sand acrilic, 2008
Sunset, 30 x 40, acrilic, sand, 2008
Landscape from Lanzarote, 40 x 30, acrilic, broken tiles, mirrors, stones, sand, 2011
Tears, 30 x 40, acrylic, clothes, pieces of cardboard, 2006 (private collection)
Untitled, 35 x 50, acrilic, objects, string, clothes, 2010