"Tailypo" is an adaptation of an old African American/Appalachian region folktale about a hunter and his dog haunted by a red-eyed monster, seeking revenge for its eaten tail. While looking for food in the woods, the hunter fires his shotgun into the distance and severs a large tail of an unknown creature. He takes tail home and eats it for supper. Later that evening, rustling and clawing noises wake the hunter from his slumber. Unfortunately, he does not know the terror that lurks outside his cabin.
*Festivals & Awards*
Official Selection 2013 Atlanta Film Festival
First Place Award BEA Festival of Media Arts - Animation/Experimental/Mix
Official Selection 2013 Adobe First Frame
Official Selection 2013 Court Métrage Short Film Corner Festival De Cannes
Semifinalist 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Official Selection 2013 San Francisco Black Film Festival
Official Selection 2013 SoDak Animation Festival
Official Selection 2013 Cincinnati Film Festival
Official Selection 2013 New Orleans Film Festival
Official Selection 2013 Berkeley Video Festival
Official Selection 2013 Golden Orchid International Animation Festival
Official Selection 2014 American Online Film Awards Spring Showcase
"Tailypo" is a traditional puppet stop-motion film. For viewing of the complete film please send request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directed and Animated by LaMar Ford Jr.
Voice Actor - Malcolm Devine
Faculty Advisors - Eric Hanson and Kathy Smith
ADR Recorder/Post Sound Coordinator - Bethany Sparks
Production Coordinator - Mar Elepano
Composer - Jeremy Tisser
Sound Mixer - Sean Higgins
Director of Photography/Editor/Sound Designer - LaMar Ford Jr.
"Untitled 544" is an experimental film that comments on how our society watches too much media. In the film, a man sits in his chair all day with his eyes glued to the television. The vast number of mixed media images overloads the man's senses and completely destroys him.
The video features stop motion, scratch on 16mm film, and digital manipulation in After Effects.