As some of you may already know, I create short "art films" or ambient films with themes of humanistic transformations of some sort. This weekend at the Gimli Film Festival I have two such films being screened. Both of these were made using a Super-8 film camera and both are stop motion animations.
A stream of consciousness stop motion animation about a sci-man's transformational waking up and his morning ritual before leaving his apartment in Sci-City to go for a walk. This 8mm film was shot in one afternoon and was originally made for the One-Take super-8 event held in Winnipeg. Just a few digital effects were added later. The soundscape was made without any visual reference and with only the memory of what was shot and remains unedited from the original viewing.
A meditational stream of consciousness stop-motion drawing with underlying figurative and totem elements. Originally made on the deadline afternoon of the One-Take Super8 event of 2006(Winnipeg), the whole actual film lasts about 13 seconds and goes by so fast that I wanted to allow viewers the opportunity to soak it in by showing multiple viewings of this process. The music was found in 13 seconds flat in an i-movie application and I am still amazed at the timed syncronycity of it all.