Color & Animating Frames

Today we’re wrapping up the production overview for Secret Bee.

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Inking & Drawing

We’re starting off the summer with the second part on the animation process; Inking and Drawing Secret Bee. My hopes are that you’ll be able to use some of these techniques in your own film. While the hot sun blazes outside, I’m keeping nice and cool in a dark corner with my light box ( […]

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Eleven Seconds

I just wrapped up a nice eleven second section of Secret Bee. Part of the thrill of making this, I never know exactly how things are going to move until the moment I render the entire strip in After Effects.

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Making Secret Bee

It’s Film Festival time here in Provincetown and I’m celebrating by working on Secret Bee, which, by the way is the official title for my new film (unless I change my mind by the time I’m done). I’ve received lots of questions about the direct animation process so here’s Part One; Prepping the Film I […]

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Punto y Raya Festival

Last night I chanced upon the super interesting ” Punto y Raya Festival” in Barcelona Spain. I’ve always been a fan of artists working with musical structures to create visual imagery; Len Lye, Oskar Fischinger, Steven Woloshen, Mary Ellen Bute, and Norman Mclaren to name a few.

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Seduced by Inversion

Beginning a new section of the film  and am loving how the colors look when inverted. The saturated blue is so seductive. I’m tempted to treat  the entire film this way! [local /wp-content/uploads/2010/06/invertC.mov nolink]

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Some Lovely Work

One thing I don’t do enough of is mention other artists who’s work inspires me. Chris Fitch is an artist who lives around these parts. He’s a member of our animation community and a fantastically talented kinetic sculptor. Lately Chris has been producing some elegant work. His latest piece “Spring” will be in an exhibition […]

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First section from the new film

I’m spending most of my summer in a  little studio in Provincetown Massachusetts. Set up in a twenty square foot corner is everything I need to produce my new film. One of the nice things about direct animation is it’s extremely portable. A light box with a registration strip, some pens and inks and a […]

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Installing the Show

Today was installation day at the Schoolhouse gallery!

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576 Frames at Schoolhouse Gallery

I’m very very excited to be showing my sculpture and film work at the Schoolhouse Gallery this June, I’ll have some images and other information in a few days, meanwhile here’s the official press release. I’m very honored to be showing with Amy Arbus and work by Alan Ginsberg!

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New Film Underway

I like to approach art-making as I would in inventing a game, redefining a set of rules for process each time I dive into the work. Completing House Bunny has allowed me some time to define parameters for my next work:

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