1. "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 ford.lamar@gmail.com.

    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.

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  2. First shot of my stop motion film.

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  3. "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.

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  4. For my final assignment, I have to animate a character doing something bad behind someone's back. Happy Holidays

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  5. Me and my friends have two hours in the lab to create an animated video.

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USC Animation Work

LaMar Ford Jr.

My class assignments and animated shorts produced at USC.

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