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BEST ANIMATION @ Galway Film Fleadh 2012
BEST ANIMATION @ LA Shorts Fest 2012
YOUNG DIRECTORS FORUM AWARD @ Cristal Fest 2012
AUDIENCE AWARD @ Glasgow Short Film Fest 2013
BEST ANIMATION @ Chicago Irish Film Fest
AUDIENCE AWARD @ Animade 2013
BEST ANIMATION @ Fastnet Film Fest
BEST ANIMATION @ Lower East Side Film Fest
AUDIENCE AWARD @ Omaha Film Fest
BEST ANIMATION @ Provincetown International Film Fest
GRAND PRIX @ Baranja Animation Festival, Croatia
CHILDREN'S JURY AWARD @ Encounters 2013
Written and Directed by Conor Finnegan
Produced by Brunella Cocchiglia
Voiced by Mark Doherty, Aoife Duffin & Steven Courtney
DOP: Ivan Mc Cullough
Music & Sound Design: ECHOLAB
Composers: Tobias Norberg, Gavin Little, Mats Valentin
Sound Design: Joe Mc Hugh, Gavin Little
Characters Made by Renate Henschke
Art Director: Joe Fallover
LOVELY PRODUCTION 2012
Made with the support of the Irish Film Board, RTE and the Arts Council.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the new reel.
90% of this was made in the past 16 months, 2011-2012. Mostly done with After Effects, with a touch of Photoshop and Flash. All design, animation and direction in the reel by me. For more work, head over to bombsfall.com.
Thanks to everyone who made the work and, by extension, my life possible- friends, colleagues, clients and inspirations. Couldn't do any of this without you. Here's to another good couple of years together.
Music is one of my favorite songs: "Kid" by The Bouncing Souls, off the album Hopeless Romantic.
Here we are, kids. Project #1, an indie animation anthology on the theme of GHOST STORIES. All work done DIY, between jobs and classes, with no funding, between September '12 and August '13. Enjoy.
If you'd like to support us, drop something in our tip jar below or check out our Gumroad shop for downloads and limited-edition Uncanny Mystery Packs. gumroad.com/lnwc
Also, check out the individual members of LNWC. Say hello, follow their work, support them.
Lastly, thanks to everyone who has encouraged us, spread the word, helped out and supported us over this past year. You are the best.
00:45 - I Will Miss You by Dave Prosser - (daveprosser.co.uk)
04:46 - The Jump by Charles Huettner - (charleshuettner.tumblr.com/)
07:22 - The American Dream by Sean Buckelew - (seanbuckelew.com/)
09:53 - Mountain Ash by Jake Armstrong & Erin Kilkenny - (jakedraws.tumblr.com/) & (erinkilkenny.com/)
14:29 - Rat Trap by Caleb Wood - (vimeo.com/calebwood)
16:23 - Loose Ends by Louise Bagnall - (elbooga.blogspot.com/)
18:47 - Phantom Limb by Alex Grigg - (alexgrigg.com/) Sound by Skillbard - (skillbard.com/)
23:02 - Asshole by Conor Finnegan - (conorfinneganan.tumblr.com/)
25:22 - Ombilda by Ciaran Duffy - (hellociaran.com/)
29:39 - Post Personal by Eamonn O'Neill - (eamonnoneill.ie/)
32:31 - Last Lives by Scott Benson - (bombsfall.com/)
A story about growing up in the universe.
A music video for the band Rendezvous, made February-March 2011. They pretty much gave me carte blanche to do whatever I wanted to do, and this is what came out.
A long write up about it may be found here. You might find it interesting.
An interview with Motionographer may be found here:
An interview with The Atlantic may be found here:
A loooong blog post answering a bunch of technical and how-to questions can be found here:
Add me on twitter/facebook to stay up on goings-on and future projects. The links to both are at my blog or my site.
Check out Rendezvous. They are super rad.
The Murph single with a bunch of awesome remixes and the video may be found here:
I'm always up for freelance work, be it for agencies, studios, bands or whoever. Drop me a line at mrscottbenson at gmail.com.
I have dug up the zoetrope, a pre-cinema optical toy, and am using it to create and explore a visual language of loops and spirals. When spun, the complex circular sculptures, dubbed cinetropes, are a blur to the human eye but come to full animated life when viewed through shutter glasses or the lens of a fast-shutter video camera. The Bellows March runs anthropomorphized concertinas through a cycle of destroy-create-destroy, and bridges digital and physical animation processes via 3-D printed, hand-painted cinetropes.
Visually and aurally mesmerizing. It is rare to see something this unique and well-realized.
--Frank Mouris, groundbreaking creator of Frank Film
Best Animated Film, Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival
Winner, 2Q Competition, Animazing Spotlight
Director’s Choice Award, Black Maria Film and Video Festival
London, Melbourne, and Ottawa International Animation Festivals, Official Selection
South by Southwest and Slamdance, Official Selection