Over 3,000 images, shot entirely on a flatbed scanner, arranged into an avant-garde stop-motion film that explores the dynamic relationship between sight and sound.
Images were scanned into a computer to create a sequence of stop-motion animations. The images were not digitally manipulated in anyway. All of the materials used were found objects or scrap pieces of paper. My intent was to be as spontaneous as possible by not to using any traditional instruments, tools, or methods. None of the sequences were pre-orchestrated but were derived through experimentation. I was consistent with this theme when it came time to capture the audio for the work. Using a field recorder, I recorded random sounds such as a printer while it was printing, wind chimes outside my house, feedback from two telephones and an answering machine, silverware, and a running refrigerator. During a visit in New York I recorded noises and sounds from the subway system and street traffic. The pitch, tone and volume of the sounds were then manipulated to match the dynamic activity of the imagery.
AWARDS AND SCREENINGS:
2012 - PBS Reel 13 Contest Winner - Broadcasted on PBS's Reel 13 program in New York
2011 - Ovation TV Short Film Contest - RECEIVED "VIEWER'S CHOICE" AWARD - Broadcasted nationwide on Ovation TV and screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2011 - “Festivus” Film Festival - Denver, CO - RECEIVED "BEST EXPERIMENTAL" AWARD
2012 - Oxford Film Festival - Oxford, MS - RECEIVED "BEST EXPERIMENTAL" AWARD
2010 - “Animatron” Babelgum Animation Film Festival - RECEIVED "AUDIENCE" AWARD
2012 - Maryland Film Festival - Baltimore, MD - Official Selection
2011 - SoCal Film Festival - Huntington Beach, CA - Official Selection
2011 - Atlanta Underground Film Festival - Atlanta, GA - Official Selection
2011 - DC Shorts FIlm Festival - Washington, DC - Official Selection
2011 - Action/Cut Short Film Competition - Semi-Finalist in "Animation"
2011 - Festival of Experimental Film and Video [FEFV] - Kamplin Square, Krk, Croatia - Official Selection
2011 - Nickel Independent Film Festival - St. John’s NL, Canada - Official Selection
2011 - Brooklyn Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Official Selection
2011 - Seattle True Independent Film Festival - Seattle, WA - Official Selection
2011 - West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival - Morgantown, WV - Official Selection
2011 - Athens International Film + Video Festival - Athens, OH - Official Selection
2011 - “Indie Grits” Film Festival - Columbia, SC - Official Selection
2011 - “Electroclectic” - Miami, FL - Official Selection
2011 - “Love Your Shorts” Film Festival - Sanford, FL - Official Selection
2011 - “Dam Short Film Festival” - Boulder City, NV - Official Selection
2010 - “SHORTNONSTOP” Canadian Film Centre Short Film Festival - Official Selection