COLLECTIVE CREATURE is an evolving series of video artist statements featuring creatures and the things they make & do.
Golden Sweet is a painter / animator / modern day wizard / psychic living in Boston, MA. She was born in Istanbul, Turkey under the name Melike Koçak which means “brave queen” but chose Golden Sweet as her brush name, and Pope Queen as her name in the psychic world. She came to the United States to study painting and animation at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Golden Sweet is a prolific young artist, whose original work references a fusion of Ottoman miniature paintings, Anime and Sci-fi.
Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) 2011
LA 3D Festival 2011
New York International Childrens Film Festival (NYICFF) 2012
South by Southwest (SXSW) 2012
TIFF Kids! 2012
Wallabout Film Festival 2012
Aurora Picture Show's Extremely Shorts Film Festival 2012
Cinetoro Film Festival 2012
Fantasia Fest 2012
FILM + DESIGN Festival 2012
PRIMA NIMA 2012
Starz Denver Film Festival 2012
WARNING: Do not watch this video if you're sensitive to rapid imagery.
This video is a montage of a couple hundred people's eyes at UCLA. Shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT with an SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 lens. Graded, stabilized, and edited with a roundtrip workflow between Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve, with a little help from After Effects.
MUSIC: Credit and special thanks to Dan Deacon for his remix of "Alright Spiral Snip". Everyone watching this should buy his music right now because his work is fantastic.