Jan 082010

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:

  5 Responses to “Alternative distribution and ‘Animated Art’!”

  1. “My Life in Law Enforcement” was probably my favorite too, but I think it has to be disqualified: AFAICT, it didn’t contain any animation, only puppetry? Having been to Charleston plenty when I lived in the Southeast, “The Hunley” cracked me up.

    And of course, Web’s trio of “Last Call” interstitials! =D =D

  2. Oh yeah, one other thing about “The Hunley”: Reminded me very much in both art and humor of Kate Beaton’s always awesome Hark! A Vagrant.

  3. wao, i checked out her comics, she has a cool style. By the by, this is the link here, yours was broken.
    How did you first hear about her?

  4. From local friend Rosie Dee! Whoopsie on the link; on the sly at work and all that.

  5. hey tess! i’m bummed to have missed the jan. 7 show. just checked out your kickstarter page, looks great!

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