Hallo, Berlin!

So I’m sitting in a hostel in Berlin, optimistic that this blog will be a successful form of communication!

I’m incredibly impressed with how happy everyone is to help– I’m also incredibly impressed with the quality of food… And chocolate!!! ANIMATION MINT CHOCOLATE!!!!

The REC festival has been really fun. It’s amazing how young kids are making such quality films– yes, they’re being helped with the production process by adults, but there have been some charming stories and visual styles.

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‘Unlocked’ Festivals!

Looks like a great year for film festivals! Here’s the line-up!
Readymade Film festival

Playing in LA on the 27th! :: http://www.readymadefilmfest.com/la

 

Clearwater Film Festival

September 22-25, Clearwater, Florida :: http://www.clearwaterfilmmusicfest.com/

 

REC Internationales Junges Filmfest

September 21-25, Berlin. Germany :: http://www.jugendmedienfestival.de/

 

Anim’est

October 7-16, Bucharest, Romania :: http://www.animest.ro/home.aspx

 

Videoart Festival Casablanca (FIAVC)

Casablanca

An Educational Film on the Hair Growth Stages in a Male

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An Educational Film on the Hair Growth Stages in a Male
This was my 48-hour film for CalArts ’08! The word for this year’s film fest was “Hair”. I’d been wanting to make a brochure out of this concept, but decided it would actually make a pretty entertaining educational film, and was perfect for the subject matter. When they said 48 hours, they meant 48 hours with a week for editing. Initially, animating this took 3 days– sandwiched between classes and homework, plus an extra hour for voicing (which, unfortunately, took an hour; I was told the next day that people could hear me in the dorm halls and were wondering what was going on!)
I should also mention that my friends won’t let me get away with saying “gravity” anymore. I have to say “GWAVITY!” else I get scolded *cough, cough, CARLOS! cough*.
Enjoy and be enlightened 😀