Case 1: F = m.a
‘F = m.a’ (2014) by Melanie Kellens and Anouck Vaassen
Filmmaker: Melanie Kellens
Both characters in this film share the same narrative goal: the happiness of the protagonist. There is also a clear stylistic unity, characterized by round, sketchy shapes, and an outspoken unity of movement, whereby each is continuously triggered and inspired by the other. At moments [00:44-00:54] it can almost literally be considered a dance, with one character taking the lead. At other moments [00:21-00:24] it becomes difficult to distinguish the movements of both, as they seem to collapse into one another.
Music composer: Anouck Vaassen
Sonically the harp and the violin can be considered as highly complementary instruments. Throughout the film they act as autonomous musical partners, and in the end they blend together into one harmonious sound. Both instruments have one clear visual counterpart: where the violin relates to the more robust protagonist, the harp relates to the small, Tinkerbell-like side character.