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Bruce Terrier attempts to enjoy an ice cream cone during a stroll in the park.
ANIMATION / Christina Lu
MUSIC / Max Coburn
SUPERVISION / Jun Sassa
Parsons The New School for Design
BFA Design + Technology / CDT Thesis 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION + AWARDS
2013 Big Apple Film Festival
2013 Blue Plum Animation Festival
2013 NYLA International Film Festival
2013 PBS Thirteen's Reel 13 Tumblr Month / Winner
2013 Adobe Design Achievement Award / Semifinalist / Session I
"A creature wanders through a bleak environment watching, exploring and discovering objects that excite it's curiosity"
The film has been screened at various festivals internationally including Stop-Motion Montreal, Bristol Filmmakers Festival and Animated Exeter.
A Film By Joseph Wallace. Music by Kit Wilson. 2007
Chris Sickels is an illustrator and motorcyclist from Greenfield, Indiana. He rides a 1965 Harley-Davidson Pacer, an underpowered 175cc 2-stroke that provides plenty of fulfillment on rural back roads. We stop by his studio where a world of sculpted puppets and miniature environments line walls and crowd desks. He creates three-dimensional scenes built strictly for a photograph that will be utilized in magazines, books, and other marketing collateral. He sketches the scene, sculpts the characters, paints them, sews their clothing, builds the set, and shoots the final photo.
Two particular pieces command our attention. One is a dapper, gangling fellow on a fictitiously elongated BMW and the other is a café racing character on a gritty Norton. The latter features a headlight made from a Dremeled-down eyeglass lens, some faux-rust for a convincing patina, and a tiny-but-accurate pudding bowl helmet atop an oddly proportioned rider, all contributing to the awkward authenticity of Chris’ work.
In this feature, we find out why Chris is drawn to motorcycling and how this interest finds its way into his unique and intricate art.
Music from the album:
Close To Home: Old Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collection 1952-1967
Last Gold Dollar - Edsel Martin and Bill McElreath
He Will Set Your Fields on Fire - Kilby Snow and Mike Seeger
We made a backingtrack with our Corg-500 to cover 'Go Your Own Way' by the brilliant Fleetwood Mac.
A series of 6 animations were originally made for the graphic festival Beyonderground.
The movies served as inbetween animations to announce the start of each lecture at the festival.
Although Beyonderground is about graphic design and illustration, it also focuses on the relation between music and graphics. This approach inspired me to make these animated musical interludes (based on the overload of unnecessary covers you find on youtube).
• Directed, designed and animated by Kristof Luyckx