"Our family has retreated to a mis-shapen little lake in northwest Michigan for 103 years. Great-Granddad had a rule that became a camp rite: swim to Birdseye Island in the middle of the lake and back. Doing so meant you were ready to canoe and swim on your own.
It’s our coming of age, our rite of passage, our Birdseye Rule."
-Eleanor Rae Smith
The second film in a series exploring places, The Rule is a short visual poem about family, tradition, and the moments of our youth that define who we are today.
Watch the first in the series: vimeo.com/147383534
Director, DP, Editor: Richard Smith III
Writer: Eleanor Rae Smith
Stylist: Jennifer Detrich-Smith
Producer: Birdseye Rule
Original Score + Mix: Chris Gatton
VO: Stanzi Schalter
Sound Design: Robin Gulcher
Title Design: Mackenzie Freemire
Assistant Editor: Taylor Shanton
Assistant Colorist: Dan Edwards
Additional Footage: Chuck Eaton
Alvin Smith III
An ode to planet earth, solely told with organic fluids and a tiny crystal ball.
Sometimes, the complexity of simplicity makes us fail to preserve the fundament of all we are and all we represent. But reaching awareness is not about the end, it is about the beginning. SINGULARITY takes us back to zero hour, 4.5 billion years back in time. It is the story of an indescribable hazard and a singular fortune: the fortune of being a human.
This is organic FX from terracollage. Household ingredients and ink. Strictly 2D, no CGI.
Headphones highly recommended!
This is a story of a young boy's adventure in the pursuit of light, believing that light brings positive effects in this world. The young boy symbolizes the Umbo CV team in their efforts to pursue and shed positive light to our cities with their development of AI surveillance technology.
Client : Umbo CV
Animation Studio : Finger and Toe
Creative Direction : Finger and Toe
Executive Producer : Charlie Chen
Creative Director : Su Sheng Yang
Animation Producer : 林思翰 Hanson Lin
Copywriter : SURE
Storyboard Artist : 張世楷 Shih Kai Chang
Designer : 林筱敏 Shiao Min Lin、張世楷 Shih Kai Chang
Animator : 林思翰 Hanson Lin、陳奇逸 Chiger Chen
Music Composer：余昊益 Howie Yu、陳威愷 Wei Kai Chen
Sound Designer：余昊益 Howie Yu、陳威愷 Wei Kai Chen
Cel Animation：張世楷 Shih Kai Chang、林品宏 Ping Hong Lin
3D Artist : 陳奇逸 Chiger Chen、黃鈺凱 Steve Huang
Compositing : 陳奇逸 Chiger Chen
Voiceover : Reider Larsen
Inspired by a conversation between Darren Rouanzoin and Eliot Rausch and 36 hours in Los Angeles.
Directed / Edited: Eliot Rausch eliotrausch.com
Director of Photography (Sony F3): Hunter Hampton Richards hunterhrichards.com
2nd Camera Operator (Canon 7D): Matt B. Taylor mattbtaylor.net
Music Composition: Adam Taylor
Narration: Michael Courey