Archive for February, 2012
The first time I watched these titles my sound wasn’t working, but I thought, “What the heck.”
I liked it. The visual style, the transitions, editing, rhythm and pace. It was all good, but I couldn’t get my head around the concept, the storyline. I didn’t get it.
The images seemed random but still related to each other, meaningful but incomprehensible. I decided to give it another go when I got home. This time with sound.
This is what I was missing. They narrated it. A clever story to illustrate the workings of a creative mind. The images I couldn’t decipher were brain flashes, internal images so to speak. I liked it without the audio, but I love it with. It’s interesting, draws you in and makes you think it’s a shame this is a festival title and not a short movie.
A nice thing I also noticed is that no studios are mentioned in the video, only the individual speakers. Which, for me, reflexes the festival.
Enjoy the story of Sam . . .
There has been a surge of motion media on the museum-going experience as of late — which will be elaborated on in a later post — and Amsterdam-based PlusOne studio’s recent production for the Amsterdam Museum really paints this type of exhibition work in excellent light.
This project has been drafted from the Quickies because, in addition to the trailer posted earlier and their meticulous craftmanship of the antiquities’ stories, they’ve released an excellent portion of the seven-part series, Revolt Against King and Church.
The whole of Amsterdam DNA was a massive undertaking in short order — seven films plus trailer plus video wall content — which perks interest into how a studio of PlusOne’s size handles multiple deliverables for a project of this scope. So, PlusOne director Martijn Hogenkamp was kind enough to extend full insight into the process.
Recently I stumbled onto the LoopdeLoop website and fell into an internet wormhole full of cheese dreams, monsters, opposites, launch pads, and rabbit holes. Similar to GSG’s Five Second Projects, LoopdeLoop offers a monthly jumping off point for new creative endeavors. The project is based in Melbourne, Australia, where each month it culminates in a screening at (where else?) a bar called Loop.
A little more about the project from Team LoopdeLoop:
Our goal is to connect people working in independent animation and ease the feelings of isolation that can come with the notoriously long hours involved in the creation of their work.
Rather than short films which can quickly balloon into daunting, all-encompassing projects, we’ve opted to be a monthly showcase of animated loops. The idea behind this is to make creating work for the project more achievable and fun, much less intimidating than having to plan and execute a full animated narrative.
Looping animations are a great challenge to create, because they force you to refine an idea into a tiny nugget and pack a lot of time and effort into a short sequence of images. When executed well, the resulting loop is an engaging sequence which flows seamlessly and stands up to repeated viewings.
March’s theme is “liquid”, presented in collaboration with MTV’s Liquid Television. Submissions close at midnight on Sunday the 25th of March. Happy looping everyone!