Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a new narrative experience that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards ®.
Film Awards Won by “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
To date, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” film has drummed up fans all over the world taking home the following awards:
· Cinequest Film Fest: Best Animated Short
· Palm Springs International ShortFest: Audience Favorite Award
· SIGGRAPH: Best in Show
As a filmmaker living in New York for the first time, I'd grab my Canon 7D and shoot footage of what was going on around me, to try and take in all that was happening. To try and capture the sense of community I felt in a place so large and diverse.
The HDSLR was a great tool for this. It allowed me get in among people and crowds but at the same time not draw attention to myself.
It seemed like a never ending project and you could stay filming life in New York for a long time. But eventually I put my camera down and started to edit. Here's the end result, it's a bit rough and tumble but that's life in the Big Apple I guess.
Turn up the volume or put your in earphones for the beautiful song 'We Don't Eat' by Irishman James Vincent McMorrow.
For those who asked these are the lens I used:
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG RF
Thank you for visiting. Please see my trailer for my upcoming documentary "Un-War!" - an examination of Krzysztof Wodiczko's art that focuses on peace and dismantling the culture of war. vimeo.com/89375130
Glitch Telemetry Installation at MIM and More Gallery Berlin, Germany. Group Exhibition December 16 2011- February 2012. Curated by Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fülepp. Exhibition, video projections and show flat
Dimensions at the ATA (Artists' Television Access) August 26th, 2011 at 8 PM. San Francisco CA.
C.A.R. C.A.R. 2011 Media Art Fair 3.-5. June at the Zollverein world heritage site.
At the WELTERBE ZOLLVEREIN
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
Zollverein Schacht XII
45309 Essen zollverein.de/eventlocations zollverein.de
Los Angeles Art Organisation (LAAA) as part of NOT A CAR/ Directors Lounge highlights of the The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge on April 2011.
The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge. | February, 10th - 20th 2011
Counter Cultures, Counter Cinema at Exit Art Gallery Wednesday, 17 November 2010 7-10pm. Curated by MM Serra Director of the NACG / The Film-Maker's Coop.
Video Dumbo, 24 – 26, September 2010. DUMBO Arts Center Brooklyn New York, USA
WNDX Festival of Film and Video Art 30 Sept- 3 Oct. 2010
Alpha-ville @ Whitechapel Gallery. 17 September, 2010. London UK
International Digital Art Festival @ The National Academy of Art, 13-17 September 2010 Sofia Bulgaria
Tweak Digital Art Festival 13th and 24th September 2010 Limerick, Ireland.