Short Film: STAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental

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From the Stone Age to the Information Age, from fire to steel, from the Stonehenge to the International Space Station, what is the motive power behind us? This experimental film illustrates what drove us went through the long road of human history, and the evolution of civilization and technology. It also encourages people to think about the future of our civilization – where are we heading?

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fiction, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
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Short Film: WHEN COMES THE RAIN, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

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The local birdbath is empty, and the hot sun won’t let up. An ambitious bird gathers his flock to bring the rain down upon them. But how far will he go to get what he wants?

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Get to know the short film: GLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Gloriousvictory 1Glorious Victory is a watercolor animated short about two beetles intensely fighting over a fig fruit.

 

  • Will Kim
    Director
  • Will Kim
    Writer
  • Will Kim
    Producer
  • Will Kim
    Animator
  • Will Kim
    Editor
  • Tatenori Hamasaka
    Composer
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    horror, action, suspicious, experimental, contemporary art
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Get to know the short film: PURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

PurrsnolmanbluesfestivaladCool alley cat meets old blues musician and they tour together.

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  • Susan Shulman
    Director
  • Susan Shulman
    Writer
  • Susan Shulman
    Producer
  • Jack Dappa blues Musician and v/over
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Schmit (purrs and v/o
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    music, music video, #blues
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

 

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Get to know the short film: BARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Barry is a fat ugly fish that can’t swim and lives at the bottom of the ocean. He longs to live on a beautiful coral reef at the top of a tall, tall cliff.

Project Links
  • Marleia A Alfaro
    Director
  • Eduardo Lechuga
    Producer
  • Paolo Trelles
    Key Cast

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Watch Audience Feedback Video: CACOPHONY, 2min, USA, Animation/Drama

Short Film played at the December 2016 Family/Animation Film Festival.

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO of the short film:

  MOVIE POSTERCACOPHONY, 2min, USA, Animation/Drama
Directed by AiHsuan Shih

Through the eyes and ears of a young girl, the viewer can escape the harsh sounds of the urban environment and find solace in a serene inner world.

Director’s Statement:

Hi, I’m AiHsuan Melody Shih

In my motion graphic work Cacophony, color and rhythm find harmony. I believe each color and sound has a personality and my job is to connect them in a story that evokes a vibrant energy. My work has been deeply influenced by the experimental sound visualization program and electronic music. Both allow me to combine illustrations, abstract textures and color to create patterns that visualize daily sounds that are normally unseen. My early years were spent in rural Taiwan. When I was 10, my family moved to the noisy capital city of Taipei. This sudden change in environment was a big challenge for me. I was shocked by the speed and anonymous nature of the city. Now, as a New York City resident, I am once again experiencing a constant cacophony of sounds. I feel assaulted aurally as I struggle to find a personal equilibrium in these urban environments. Cacophony is a temporal experimental video to confront and find a resolution to this sound overload.

Upon receiving the Taiwan International Student Competition Award for animation, the Central News Agency, described my work as, “Novel and unconventional with an artistic narrative rhythms and distinct characters.” For me, paying attention to surrounding sounds, allows an appreciation of clear and unadulterated thoughts through a visual style that emphasizes a graphic and Pop Art sensibility.

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