12.10.12 by Jeff

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part II

Here’s the second part of the Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 recap video. This part begins with a hunt for a wild boar that we would later eat at the Luau to close out the event. Local artists Kamea Hadar, Solomon Enos, Prime, and Cambodian artist Peap Tarr also talk a little bit about their work. These interviews really capture the spirit of the event for me, and it’s really just a small taste. There were about 40 local and international artists painting murals together last year.

12.10.12 by Kirsten Lepore

Hand drawn collection

Hey all! Guest contributor Kirsten Lepore here! Thought I’d put together an occasional animation-themed post with some of my all-time favs, both old and new.

In the current landscape of computer generated and manipulated imagery, there’s still something so special about a pencil drawing on paper — or in the case of animation, thousands of them.  So these 5 films, all mostly or entirely hand drawn, have been some of the most inspiring for me over the years.

“Triange” by Grace Nayoon Rhee

Grace Nayoon Rhee is an amazingly talented young filmmaker, currently working towards her MFA at CalArts.  She imbues the characteristically harmless hand drawn medium with such a disturbing and cinematic quality, that I can’t help but get completely sucked in to the world she’s created.  The sound is incredible as well.

“All Consuming Love (Man in a Cat)” by Louis Hudson

Incredibly beautiful, perfectly strange, somehow still so relatable.

“Who I Am and What I Want” by Chris Shepherd and David Shrigley

This one’s from a few years back, and combines David’s Shrigley’s awesome drawing style and sensibilities with Chris Shepherd’s animation and filmmaking expertise.

“Killing of an Egg” by Paul Driessen

I think I first saw this animation on Nickelodeon when I was a really young kid, but it has remained one of my favorites since then.  My parents even have a video of me as an 8-year-old reciting the entire thing word-for-word, doing my best faux Italian accent.

“A Family Portrait” by Joseph Pierce

This was one of my favorites from Slamdance a few years ago.  Great concept and some gorgeous physics-defying animation.

11.10.12 by Jeff

The Creators Project / Andrew Huang

Creators Project interviews Andrew Huang
The Creators Project interviews filmmaker Andrew Huang about his incredible film “Solipsist”. Watch below!

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11.10.12 by Jeff

The Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani

The Mine Kafon by Massoud Hassani directed by callum cooper
Afghan designer Massoud Hassani has invented a wind-powered land-mine clearer! This is a teaser for a documentary by Callum Cooper (yes, the guy who made this), about the designer and his fantastic creation.

Watch below!

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10.10.12 by Jeff

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part I

For everyone that was asking about this all summer, here is “Part I” of the re-cap of Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 (aka the best month of my life). It’s been incredible to watch a group of my friends completely change a city in just a couple years.

10.10.12 by Jeff

OMG Everywhere!

OMG! Cameras Everywhere!
OMG Everywhere is a wonderful non-profit that gives kids an opportunity to collaborate with filmmakers! Workshops are totally FREE and the whole thing is funded entirely by donations. This is inspiring stuff!

Watch the video recap of the camp from this summer below!

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09.10.12 by Jeff

Animation for Lowdi

CRCR animation for Lowdi
CRCR directs this energetic animation for Lowdi. Watch below!

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09.10.12 by Jeff

“Pockets” a short film by Daniels

Pockets by Daniels
Another entertaining clip from director duo, Daniels. Great concept and stellar editing! Watch the short below!

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