Nov 302011

Check out the trailer for ‘Animation Breakdown‘, a 6 day festival co-presented by the animation site Cartoon Brew and screening in LA. The line up includes shorts by Don Hertzfeldt, the Quay Brothers, the excellent The Eagleman Stag that played at SIFF last year, and a full program of Seattle master Bruce Bickford‘s shorts as [...]

Nov 182011
Whale Story Timelapse video

Check out this timelapse video of the Whale Story being animated on a 16ft high wall in Cal Anderson Park! Many people helped and some even got recorded re-telling the RadioLab story on which this film is based. To listen to the original RadioLab story, find the ‘Animal Minds’ podcast.

Nov 092011
✤New flipbooks from SEAT members at Short Run this Saturday Nov 12✤

Seattle’s Experimental Animation Team has a table full of freshly printed flipbooks at Short Run, an independent press fest at the Vera Project in its first year. New works in flipbook format by Amanda Moore, Aaron Wendel, Britta Johnson, Salise Hughes, and Stefan Gruber. In addition to the flipbooks, there will be an installation of [...]

Nov 092011
The Whale Story wall video at Art Walk on Thursday

For those of you that stopped by the animator’s wall (Wallrus) the weekend of Oct 1 & 2, you may have noticed a bunch of crazy people animating giant murals. The story, about a whale being freed from fishing nets, is part of my film about animal-human relationships. I still need to reshoot some scenes, [...]

Nov 042011
Grand Illusion presents 7 days of animation history!

Check out the program with descriptions on this facebook event. Screenings are Nov 4-10. It seems mostly centered on ‘cartoon’ history (rather than history of experimental animation), but two programs I plan to attend are the Zagreb program on Tuesday and the ‘Animation becomes personal’ on Thursday night – films by Bill Plympton, Barry Purves, [...]

Nov 042011
Eyeworks Festival, Chicago Nov 5 & 6, 2011

The Eyeworks Festival in Chicago looks so great! Wish I could attend. Here is a great interview with the organizers. I love their description of the work represented at the festival – somewhere between experimental and commercial work. Portland-based animator Lori Damiano is festival guest. Check out the full program, AND animated festival trailer comprised [...]