A short puppet film by David Michael Friend; part of Heather Henson's "Handmade Puppet Dreams" series. ------ A fisherman's hobby of sculpting is interrupted when he must perform his monthly task of illuminating the town he lives in. With container on back, fishing pole in hand, and his current carving stashed in his pocket, the lonely soul goes searching for the perfect spot to catch the moon's shimmering sister. But his shattered hope for exchanging his catch for the villager's fellowship returns him to his art for companionship.
[Moonfishing can be seen in its entirety here, but please consider buying the DVD on moonfishing.com to support the artist and his future endeavors! The DVD comes with a Split Screen version that shows how the footage was shot in its raw format]
Nils Frahm releases animated video inspired by his 'Screws' album, alongside further worldwide tour dates. All new tour dates can be found on Nils's brand new website here: nilsfrahm.com
'When I first heard Nils' new album 'Screws' I instantly fell in love with it - not only because of the music, but also because of it's backstory. Listening to 'Re' planted a story and a world in my head, so I decided to create a music video for it.' – Balázs Simon
Our graduation Film at Supinfocom
"Two grannies decide to attack a bank to finance their trip to The Stool Museum"
Co-directed by Eva Navaux, Burcu Sankur, Vincent Meunier, Lionel Arnold, Dario Sabato, Pierre Plouzeau
Music by Tanguy Follio
Sound design Thomas Van Pottelberghe
This project also involved a bunch of amazing CalArts people, to whom I am eternally grateful:
Ambar Navarro built the sets and props
Tempe Hale made the Ritz hotel, Nana Splits' sunglasses and various other things sprinkled around
Lizzy Klein painted ButterKrust (thank you so much.)
Eben Zboch & Tomas Christian animated the stripper banana peel
Siqi Song animated the hot dog octopus thing
Calvin Frederick did some moco stuff
Alicia Perez Poro made a bunch of background characters
Carol Simone made Nana Splits' jewelery
Nicholas Petschek made the eyes on the jealous jelly
Jose Quique Rivera basically taught me everything I know about stop motion
Stephen Chiodo taught me everything Quique left out and let me cast my puppets at his studio (THANK YOU)
Drake and Lil Wayne inspire me everyday in so many ways, I love you guys.
Cupidiculous(2014) is a motion graphic project fusing 2D cel-animation and 3D techniques together. It conveys a humor story about Cupid, who makes Adam and Eve fall in love. But this act of love leads to overpopulation, overconsumption and global warming. So he has to find the way to fix these problems. Most characters and elements have been done in 3D but rendered as 2D flat vector look with poppy pastel, splashy and heightened color schemes. Then added more 2D liquid speed lines by drawing frame by frame. Even though laughter is the major objective, but Cupidiculous also delivers critical messages covertly. More or less audiences will get that with absolutely enjoyment.
2014 School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art Student Film