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Iran's fastest animation hopes to break world record

TEHRAN, July 6 (Mehr News Agency) -- The Animation "Installing Hajar-ul-Aswad at the House of God" has been produced in Iran in an attempt to break the world fastest animation record. Hajar-ul-Aswad is the black stone on the wall of Kaaba which pilgrims kiss at Mecca.

The animation was shot starting from the morning azan until the evening azan on Thursday by a team of 23 directed by Hamid Sohrabi at Tehran's Saba Art and Cultural Institute.

Manager of the Saba Institute, Maqsud Na'imi-Zaker, told Mehr News Agency that this work had been carried out to show the world that Iran has capability in this field and possesses many talented and hardworking young people.

"The film was to be produced in the presence of officials from the Guinness Book of Records, but they suggested that we find our own observers. The team of eyewitnesses included a policeman, a judge, a mayor and three experts," Na'imi-Zaker added.

He continued, "Our animators will gain ability by the production of such works and it will assure them that Iran is not lagging behind other countries in this technology. Canada had previously produced a one-minute animation in six hours, but our work lasts three minutes and thirty seconds, with 25 frames in a time of 16 hours and 45 minutes."

"What is important is that this animation, which carries the message of peace and solidarity, will become world famous", he stated.

Sohrabi noted that he had employed the same techniques that he had used in the production of his previous animation "Prophet of Mercy", adding, "When it was suggested that I should make such an animation, I decided to use special effects and the fastest techniques available. I had to finish the work in a short space of time and it was a very exciting experience.

There is still no official announcement on the registration of the animation in the Guinness Book of Records.

... Payvand News - 7/6/07 ... --

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