“Maneuvers (Manöver)” is an experimental animation combining skiing with stop-motion animation.

Using stop-motion animation for a fittingly hand-made feel, Sämi transforms natural materials into an endless playground. Former obstacles such as melting snow and tree branches become unexpected opportunities for skiers to play and interact with the environment.

The short film premiered as a Vimeo Staff Pick in August 2021. Read the full story on vimeo.

Director: Sämi Ortlieb
Producer: Sämi Ortlieb, Donaho Studio, Level 1
Executive Producer: Josh Berman
Cinematography: Sämi Ortlieb, Robin Lee
Editor: Sämi Ortlieb, Josh Berman
VFX & Compositing: Sämi Ortlieb, Georg “Schui” Baumann