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I just finished my Bachelor project - a short animated trailer for a fictional education tv-series.
The internet has established itself as a repository of knowledge. The lion’s share of the world’s knowledge, experience and information resides on server farms and can be accessed by anyone at any time.
The work focuses on the shift of knowledge onto the internet and a question that arises from that shift: What will we still want to know when all information is permanently available?
The product is a two-minute trailer for an animated series on this theme of the transfer of knowledge. I am responsible for the script, the general form, the coordination of everyone involved and the project realisation.
Through an emotional grandfather/grandson relationship, the trailer illustrates how the transfer of knowledge has changed in the last three generations. At the same time, it deals with the difference between analogue and digital knowledge.
Graphic and realization
Kindly supported by:
Director: Gabe Askew
Executive Producer: Michael Feder
Head of Production: Greg Bedard
Producer: Jan Stebbins
Storyboard Artist: Bill Moore
Editor: RJ Glass
Concept Artist: Carlos Ancalmo
CG Lead: Erwin Riau
Modeler: Dave Soto
Rigging: Phil McNagny
Animation: Peter Karnik
Compositing: Arthur Hur
Illustration: Paul Daniel
ECD: Kirk Souder
Creative Directors: Driscoll Reid, Jason Nichols
Partnership Manager: Carolyn Sams
Executive Producer: Jimmy Greenway
Music: Robert Schwartzman (of Score A Score)
Mix: Luke Bechthold (Subtractive)
Client: Columbia Water Center
Director, CWC: Upmanu Lall
Assistant Director, CWC: Samantha Tress
Communications Coordinator, CWC: Lakis Polycarpou
Assistant Director, Communications, Earth Institute: Kyu-Young Lee
Production Partner: PepsiCo Foundation
Link to Columbia Water Center: water.columbia.edu/
A short essay animated from the audio recording of 'The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass'. It was originally performed on 'Real Time with Bill Maher'.
The book is published by Penguin (USA).
The book is available from Amazon here:
The audio book is available from iTunes here:
Written and Performed by Bill Maher
Directed and Animated by Fraser Davidson
Spot Effects and Audio Mix by Morgan Samuel
I do not hold the rights to the recording, this piece is intended only as an homage to Bill Maher's short essay.