17.10.12 by Jeff

“The Audition” – Celia Rowlson-Hall

The Audition by Celia Rowlson-Hall
Celia Rowlson-Hall is a filmmaker, artist, dancer, you name it. She’s choregraphed music videos for MGMT, Chromeo, SebastiAn, and many others. I am a fan. Here is her take on the “delightful” experience that is auditioning. Watch below!

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17.10.12 by Jeff

“Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton”

Stones Throw “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton” Documentary Trailer
Stoked on the trailer for the Stones Throw documentary! Watch below!

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16.10.12 by Jeff

“Ghost Fish” by Aimée van Drimmelen

Aimée van Drimmelen
A beautiful time-lapse of Aimée van Drimmelen painting a drumskin. Watch below! (And watch for Pingu!)

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16.10.12 by Jeff

“Time To Go” stop-motion animation

Wax Tailor feat Aloe Blacc Time To Go stop-motion animation
Darcy Prendergast and Seamus Spilsbury created this amazing animation for “Time To Go” by Wax Tailor and Aloe Blacc. It’s so well done that I was convinced parts of it were CG, but Darcy assured me over Twitter it’s all stop-motion. The crochetted creature’s little adventure was shot over the course of three and a half months (six days a week, 12-hour days). Watch below!

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15.10.12 by Jeff

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part III

Here’s the third and final part of the Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 recap video. This one gives you a little peek at the house that all the artists (30+ people) stay at, as well as the opening night madness at Loft in Space.

Pow Wow 2013 will see many of these artists returning, but there’s gonna be a bunch of new blood, including: Dalek, Dabs and Myla, Jeff Soto, Andrea Wan, Kid Zoom, Hannah Stouffer, Faith47, Nychos, Patrick Martinez, Herakut, Reka, Yoskay Yamamoto, Tanja Jade, Remi Mead and a million others! Definitely a lot more female artists. I can’t wait.

15.10.12 by Jeff

Jesse Yules for Warm Myth

Warm Myth Working music video by Jesse Yules
“Working” by Warm Myth. The visual is an exquisite experimental video using paint, origami, and mirrors, by Jesse Yules. Watch below!

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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.