I was just talking last night with some animator friends about new ways to get your film out there. Here is a nice WIRED article outlining alternative methods of distribution, that includes mentions of Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues and Cory McAbee’s Stingray Sam (recently on show at Seattle’s NW Film Forum).
Also, thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s ‘Animated Art’ at the NW Film Forum! It was a great program, with some very inspiring shorts. My favorite was ‘My Life in law Enforcement’ by Friese Undine, a simple, moody short, with one puppet performing to a narration. It reminded me how simple ideas can sometimes be the most effective. Also inspiring were two of Drew Christie’s shorts, ‘F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto’ and ‘The Sinking of the Hunley’, both fun animations set to someone reading a pre-published text.
You can see lots of Drew’s shorts on his blog.
Reproduced here is a nice moody one called The Amazing Clermont: