1. "The World Would Have Shrunk to a Point" (Fall 2012)

    TRT: 3:15min

    A visual meditation on lost utopian futures and hyperbolic promises of the "technology of tomorrow," animated using salvaged illustrations from 1960's Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazine covers with commentary by Arthur C. Clarke circa 1964.

    In a 1964 televised interview on BBC Horizon, renowned writer, inventor, technology visionary Arthur C. Clarke describes life as it will be in the 21st century, when a utopian communications and information technology will have 'shrunk the world to a point.' Viewed in retrospect, his commentary is at once poignantly prophetic and outrageously absurd in its pronouncements. In 2013, we see a resurgence of technological futurisms around artificial intelligence, Internet society, eco-engineering solutions to global warming, and the coming 'technological singularity.' Animated almost entirely using salvaged illustrations from 1960's Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazine covers, this experimental animation is a meditation on prophesy, popular science, and the role of modern technology in contemporary society.

    1280x720; 29.97fps; HD; AAC audio

    Directed and animated by Zein Nakhoda

    This is a completed work.


    with Arthur C. Clarke

    Animated by Zein Nakhoda

    Music by
    "Atomic Dense" by Y:E:T
    "Counter-Earth" by Mean Moon
    "u-mi" by Senna

    Swarthmore College 2012
    FMST013 with Prof Erica Cho

    Adobe After Effects CS6
    Adobe Photoshop CS6
    Final Cut Pro 7

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  2. Title: "Lotus"
    Semester: Fall 2012
    Total running time: 1 minute, 41 seconds
    Synopsis: Smoke and mirrors. Ghosts of images past.
    Director's Statement: Inspired by William Kentridge and our experimental animation class' Exquisite Corpse--the Surrealist game--project, I wanted to create an archive that would bring to life some of the designs I made in high school art class.
    Technical specs: 720x480, 24fps, SD, sound, shot on a Nikon D5100 and compressed for web-viewing.
    Principal Crew: Ted Johnson

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  3. Final project for Experimental Animation at Swarthmore College, Fall 2012. When Fernando was in 2nd grade, he started collecting Pokemon cards. A bad trade would come to reshape his fundamental understanding of human nature. Winner of the Prize for Animation Storytelling at the 2013 Tri-Co Film Festival.

    written and animated by Fernando Maldonado
    featuring the voices of Fernando Maldonado, Thomas Powers, and Ted Johnson

    # vimeo.com/55650699 Uploaded 187 Plays 2 Comments

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