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Mirror - a film by Lee Lanier
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"Mirror" is a sardonic and surreal commentary on fashion and the perception of beauty. It follows the struggles of a young woman (a computer construct) who, by resorting to black arts, gives herself an ultimate beauty makeover, however grotesque it may be. It explores the magic of beauty - real, perceived, and conjured.

Lee Lanier is a film and computer animation artist whose works have been screened in over 100 festivals and museums worldwide, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He has worked for Dreamworks and Disney. Lee combines computer animation, digital illustration and still photography into seamless - sometimes real, sometimes surreal - works of art. He constructed "Mirror" by himself, a project of some 4000 still images.

Lee Lanier's website