04.02.14 by Jeff

“Move Mountain” animation by Kirsten Lepore

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One of the most talented artists I know, Kirsten Lepore, has finally released her CalArts graduate thesis film and it is incredible. “Move Mountain” is a masterpiece, a wonderful story about healing, expertly told and gorgeously animated. This is what it looks like when a filmmaker has complete control of her craft.

I interviewed Kirsten last year and we talked about her previous films, and briefly about how a song by The Knife kinda inspired “Move Mountain” (read the interview here). She remains one of only a few people to ever guest post on Booooooom, and her post of hand drawn animations is still one of my favourites in the history of this site (see it here).

Check out those links, turn up your speakers, turn down your lights, and enjoy her film below!


 

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Joost Koster

    Wonderful! So much details

  • Alicia Reyes McNamara

    love it!

  • Ben

    Did I just see the Eagleman Stag dude make an appearance!?

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      yes, the dance sequence has many characters from other popular animations

  • Michiel

    Very well done. You should watch “oh willy”, it’s my favorite stop-motion animation, and it won a ton of prizes.
    trailer: http://vimeo.com/34891933
    full movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM13X1PIT4s

    enjoy!

  • Tim Breese

    The camera motion is flawless & the main character is so well done. Definitely one of the best stop motion films I’ve ever seen.

  • phoebe

    so lovely! intoxicating visuals. a story that could easily be muddled by words but conveyed pitch-perfect through film.

  • robot gallardo

    the medicine is the journey, the journey is the medicine

  • Ezequiel Blurpenstein

    Wow, that is utterly brilliant. I wish I have kids some day that can see this, and I wish I could visit that place and live there for a while, looks nice and peaceful. Fantastic film!

  • RosannaG

    Wow, brillant visuals

    – touching.

  • http://queestodoesto.tumblr.com/ Andrea Tapia Gleiser

    wow! love it!

  • Aaron Bumgarner

    Beautiful!

  • Morijah Oslund

    Koooool! Loved it!





04.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Yuri Shwedoff

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A selection of gorgeous work by illustrator Yuri Schwedoff, from Moscow, Russia. More images below.

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04.05.16 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Drone Ballet at Mt. Fuji

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MIDI controlled flying machines and 16,500 LED lights. This is coooooool, can’t wait to see this idea taken further. Watch the video on Booooooom TV.

03.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Andrea Kowch

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Selection of paintings by artist Andrea Kowch. More images below.

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03.05.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

03.05.16 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset

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A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes which seem to fold back on themselves. You may recall Aydin Büyüktas’ work “Flatland” utilized a drone to create a very similar effect.

More of Rosset’s images below.

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