1. Alexis Gideon Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong Official Trailer

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    "Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong" is a one hour multimedia video opera based on the 16th century Chinese novel “The Journey to the West". The project combines line drawing and watercolor animation as well as stop motion and claymation. It has musical contributions from Rachel Blumberg (M Ward, Arch Cape), Cory Gray (Norfolk & Western, Carcrashlander), Shelley Short (Hush) as well as visual contributions from Cynthia Star (Coraline, Moral Orel, Robot Chicken), Becca Taylor (Punk Planet, Arthur) and Ezra Claytan Daniels (Black Violet, The Changers). The DVD/Vinyl release is on Africantape(EU) / Slowtrain(US) scheduled for fall 2010.

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    • Alexis Gideon Video Musics III: Floating Oceans Official Trailer

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      Video Musics III: Floating Oceans is a 38-minute stop-motion animated video opera based on the works of the early 20th century Irish writer Lord Dunsany and inspired by the time and dream experiments of the Irish physicist John William Dunne. The piece explores and celebrates Irish mythology and culture, and the balance between non-linear and traditional linear narrative. Irish literature is reexamined through the meters of modern classical, hip-hop, ambient, and psychedelia, deconstructing and reconstituting various cultural postures. Video Musics III: Floating Oceans contrasts the vivid dreams of a nameless poet-protagonist with the foreboding routine of pedestrian life. When the protagonist attends a bourgeois dinner party, he hears different guests´ tales, each in its own melodic and visual style, affording glimpses of inchoate longing through the tattered veil of dinner-party patter. Parts operate under the tow of dream logic. All dialogue and narration are expressed through the lyrics and music. This work is the third in a series of animated video operas by Alexis Gideon. During screenings, the film is accompanied by live musical performance. The live music mirrors the action exactly, and the animated characters´ mouths are perfectly in sync with the sung lyrics. World premiere October 11, 2012 at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, Oregon http://hollywoodtheatre.org/ Extensive US and Europe tours start October 2012. The vinyl+video download release is slated for October 2012 on Africantape http://www.africantape.com CREDITS Animation by: Alexis Gideon and Cynthia Star Character design and fabrication by: Alexis Gideon and Cynthia Star Costume design and fabrication by: Alexis Gideon, Cynthia Star, Tasha Zack, and Matylda Osceola Set design and fabrication by: Alexis Gideon, Cynthia Star, Jamin London Tinsel , Tasha Zack, and Melody Owen Based on the short works of Lord Dunsany Written by: Alexis Gideon and Jacob Rubin Music composed, performed, and produced by: Alexis Gideon Directed by: Alexis Gideon

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      • Alexis Gideon Video Musics III: Floating Oceans Official Trailer #2

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        Video Musics III: Floating Oceans is a 38-minute stop-motion animation video opera based on the works of the early 20th century Irish writer Lord Dunsany, and inspired by the time and dream experiments of the Irish physicist John William Dunne. The piece is dedicated to Flann O’Brien. Video Musics III: Floating Oceans contrasts the vivid dreams of its poet-protagonist with the foreboding routine of pedestrian life. Parts operate under the tow of dream logic. All dialogue and narration are expressed through lyrics and music performed live in front of the projected video. The piece explores non-linear and traditional linear narrative, and uses the musical meters of modern classical, hip-hop, ambient, and psychedelia. This work is the third in a series of animated video operas by Alexis Gideon (www.alexisgideon.com). During screenings, the film is accompanied by live musical performance. The live music mirrors the action exactly, and the animated characters' mouths are perfectly in sync with the sung lyrics. World premiere 10/11/2012 at the Hollywood Theater (www.hollywoodtheater.org) in Portland Oregon. Extensive US and Europe tours start October 2012. The vinyl+video download release is slated for November 5th, 2012 on Africantape (www.africantape.com). CREDITS Directed by: Alexis Gideon Written by: Jacob Rubin (www.jacobrubin.com) & Alexis Gideon Cinematography by: Alexis Gideon Art Direction by: Cynthia Star (www.cynstar.com) Animation by: Cynthia Star & Alexis Gideon Character design and fabrication by: Cynthia Star & Alexis Gideon Costume design and fabrication by: Matylda Osceola, Tasha Zack, Cynthia Star & Alexis Gideon Set design and fabrication by: Jamin London Tinsel (www.jaminlondontinsel.com), Melody Owen (http://www.melodyowen.net/), Tasha Zack, Cynthia Star & Alexis Gideon Music composed, performed, and produced by: Alexis Gideon Mastered by: Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering Based on the short works of Lord Dunsany Dedicated to Flann O'Brien

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        • Africantape Festival 2011

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          AFRICANTAPE FESTIVAL 2011 April 29, 30 and May 1 Grrrnd Zero, Lyon, France africantape.com africantapefestival.com Music : Hey!Tonal "Skitch" from Hey!Tonal "s/t" // AT004 // 5413356807622 (M. Cheney, K. Shea, D. Davison, T. Katsaounis, A. Mills) Copyright AFRICANTAPEGROUP Directed by : the-shift.com

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          • Inspiration

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            A peaceful, meditative song and movie to share with your little ones. "Inspiration" is the first video from the album "Cat Doorman Songbook" by Julianna Bright. Story and illustrations by Julianna Bright based on pencil drawings made by her daughter. Produced and edited by Alexis Gideon. Animated by Alexis Gideon & Julianna Bright. Song, lyrics and vocals by Julianna Bright Guitar, bass, percussion, organ and instrumental arrangement by Seth Lorinczi Recorded and engineered at Little Golden Book Studio by Seth Lorinczi Mixed by Seth Lorinczi & Julianna Bright Find out about Cat Doorman's music, her app "Little Red Wagon", performances and other fun stuff at www.catdoorman.com Other important links! www.alexisgideon.com www.littlegoldenbookstudio.com Thanks so much for watching. Love and love and love.

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            • Alexis Gideon The Crumbling Official Trailer

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              The Crumbling is a 21 minute stop-motion animation video opera set in a dream-like mythic town following the trials of an apprentice librarian as she tries to save her city from crumbling down around her. The piece explores the importance of word and symbol in a decaying culture, as well as the marginalization and persecution of people based on heritage, gender, race or belief, and all that is lost in such persecution. It takes a modern and innovative form, while drawing from ancient texts and esoterica such as the Kabbalah, the Hermetic Philosophy of ancient Egypt, the mystical beliefs of Hildegard von Bingen, Alchemy of the 16th Century, and the mid 19th Century occult beliefs of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. The Crumbling has been made possible through the generous support of Pittsburgh's New Hazlett Theater (http://newhazletttheater.org) and funding provided by the Investing in Professional Artists Program, a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments. CREDITS Directed by: Alexis Gideon (alexisgideon.com) Written by: Jacob Rubin (jacobrubin.com) & Alexis Gideon Music Composed, Performed, and Produced by: Alexis Gideon Animation and Cinematography by: Alexis Gideon Character and Set Fabrication by: Cynthia Star & Alexis Gideon Costume Fabrication by: Casey Droege (caseywhat.com) & Alexis Gideon Background Sky Conception and Execution by: Gretchen Neidert (https://vimeo.com/blissy) & Alexis Gideon Additional Mystic Artwork by: Celeste Neuhaus (celesteneuhaus.com) Lighting Consultant Andrew David Ostrowski (tfpld.com) Title Design by: Ezra Claytan Daniels (ezracdaniels.com) Audio mastering by: Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering (http://stereopho.com)

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              • Alexis Gideon's "The Workman" from Video Musics III Live

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                Live performance of "The Workman" from Video Musics III: Floating Oceans at Le Puits de Jour, LAUZERTE, FRANCE on November 30th, 2012.

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                • Alexis Gideon (Kalaj 2013)

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                  Extraits de Video Musics III : Flotaing Oceans par www.alexisgideon.com au Kalaj (Montpellier le 17 décembre 2013) captation : micaël reynaud

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                  • Shelley Short - "Time Machine / Submarine"

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                    A stop motion video created by Shelley Short for her song "Time Machine / Submarine" from "A Cave, A Canoo" out Oct 13 on HUSH Records. hushrecords.com

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                    • Alexis Gideon's "Old Brown Coat" from Video Musics III Live

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                      Live performance of "Old Brown Coat" from Video Musics III: Floating Oceans at Le Puits de Jour, LAUZERTE, FRANCE on November 30th, 2012.

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