Friday, October 7, 2016

Watsonville Film Festival

A long overdue for posting any update...

My 3 short films, 'Ahco on the Road', 'Hansel + Gretel' & 'Noir' were screened at the historic Fox theatre at the 5th Watsonville Film Festival on Oct. 1 & 2. The festival also awarded me an 'Inspirational Filmmaker Award' - I am very grateful and humbled by this honor.

'Ahco on the Road' - The World In Short program
'Hansel + Gretel' - The Late Show: Horror Shorts
'Noir' - opening short for 'The Boy and the World'


Monday, June 20, 2016

'Hansel + Gretel' won another award!

'Hansel + Gretel' won BEST ANIMATED WORK award at the Santa Cruz Film Festival.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

'Hansel + Gretel', & 'Noir' screening in Santa Cruz!

'Hansel + Gretel' & 'Noir' will be screened at the Santa Cruz Film Festival on June 3rd and 4th!
My crew and I will be attending both screenings.

'Hansel + Gretel'
June 3rd Friday, 9:15pm 'Bedtime Stories for Adults: Animated and Experimental Shorts' at the Tannery World Dance Center, Santa Cruz

'Noir'
June 4th Saturday, noon, an opening short programmed with a feature documentary, 'In Pursuit of Silence'.




Friday, April 22, 2016

MAFFY: Monterey Bay Art & Film Festival for Youth

I organize the first edition of MAFFY: Monterey Bay Art & Film Festival for Youth!
Please come and check it out.
www.maffy.org

Sunday, April 10, 2016

'Noir' screening in Japan, as a part of Indie Ani Fest tour

April 23 & 24 in Osaka & Tokyo


Athens International Film + Video Festival

My recent short film, 'Deep in the Woods' has been selected in competition at the 43rd Athens International Film + Video Festival (Athens, Ohio), one of Academy Award Qualifying festivals.
The film is scheduled to be screened on Apr. 8th, in the Experimental program, 'Alternative Texture'.
http://athensfilmfest.org/films-in-competition/

Friday, April 1, 2016

'Deep in the Woods' - a list of screenings


2016
Feb. 23 - 28 The 38th Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, Illinois)
Mar. 26 Monterey Museum of Art: Outside the Walls Festival (Monterey, California)
Apr. 4 - 10 The 42nd Athens International Film + Video Festival (Athens, Ohio)*
Apr. 22 -23 The 12th Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (Morgan Hill, California)
Aug. 15 - 22 The 6th Anibar Animation Festival (Peja, Kosovo)
Sep. 9 - 10 The 1st Staunton International Film Festi (Stanton, Virginia)
Sep. 12 - 25 The 6th BIDEODROMO Int'l Experimental Film and Video Festival (Bilbao, Spain)
Nov. 21 - 27 The 14th International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Dec. 8 - 10 The 5th Monarch Film Festival (Pacific Grove, California)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

The View - A collection of experimental films

I had a great pleasure putting together a program 'The View', a collection of experimental films for the Monterey Museum of Art as a part of the Outside the Walls Festival held on March 26th.
Thank you filmmakers for your contribution to this wonderful screening.

Hansel + Gretel won the Best Animated Short Award

Hansel + Gretel won the Best Animated Short Award at the 38th Big Muddy Film Festival.
I am very honored...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Hansel + Gretel won a very special award...

 'Hansel + Gretel' is the winner for the 2016 Hasbro Special Hospital Jury Award.
(Providence Children's Film Festival brought selections of short films from 2016 program to the Hasbro Children's Hospital. Then the children voted for their favorite film.
This is so unexpected, very memorable and special award, considering the film's abstraction in visual and symbolism...  


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Illustration


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monarch Film Festival screening with the crew

My short films, 'Hansel + Gretel' and 'Noir' were screened in the Narrative Shorts category at the Monarch Film Festival (Pacific Grove, California) on Dec. 10 & 11.
It was wonderful to have my crew, Lanier Sammons- composer for both films, and Nicholas Goodman- animator/sound designer for 'Noir', at the screening.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Fall break film jam 'Circle'

A few colleagues from school where I teach, suggested to do a film jam challenge of making a 2min. film (over the thanksgiving break) with a theme of 'Circle'.

Here are a few pics from my film, 'tête–à–tête'

 
 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Yellowshed work presentation at CSU Monterey Bay

On October 26th, as a part of Monday night screening series at CSU Monterey Bay (where I teach), I presented selected work of Yellowshed from the last 20 years.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A new experimental film, 'Deep in the Woods'

Here are some sample images of my new experimental short, 'Deep in the Woods'
Music by Karen Tanaka, who also collaborated with me on 'Ahco on the Road' in 2013.




Saturday, October 10, 2015

       “If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal- that is your success. All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality. Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man. The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.”


― Henry David ThoreauWalden

Friday, October 9, 2015

Noir: Installation & Projection Show

Here is a glimpse of my 'Noir' project as an Interactive Installation & Projection show that was held on Jan. 29, 2015.
(I plan on making another documentation including from the concept development, set-up and to the audiences' notes after this interactive show...)



from YELLOWSHED on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Interactive design sample at the 'Noir' installation & projection show

Here are some sketches of the first sequence/station. This interactive station was set up for the viewer to initiate the blooming motions.  You can see the viewers' participation footage in the video link above (1:45~2:20 timeline)
Concept design by Soyeon Kim & Interactive design by Jordan Rodriguez

Monday, October 5, 2015

Indie-AniFest: exhibition & screening with Q & A

Here are a few pics from Indie-AniFest, Korea
Exhibition: 'Noir' process

Q & A after the screening


Sunday, September 6, 2015

'Hansel + Gretel' & 'Noir' screenings at Indie-AniFest

My short films, and will be screened at the official competition at the 11th Indie-AniFest, Seoul, Korea (Sep. 16~22) I will be attending 19th Sat. & 20th Sun. screenings with Q & A. 
If anyone happens to be at the event, please stop by and say hello!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

'Noir' - a list of film festival screenings

Nomination & Honor:
Nominated for Best Short Narrative: Monarch Film Festival
Selected for 'Best of the Fest': Children's Film Festival Seattle
Selected for 'Best of the Fest': Woods Hole Film Festival

2015

Sep. 17 - 22 The 11th Indie-AniFest (Seoul, Korea) **
Nov. 5 - 15 The 24th St. Louis International Film Festival (St. Louis, Missouri, US) **
Nov. 6 - 12 The 15th Kansas International Film Festival (Overland Park, Kansas, US) **
Nov. 6 - 15 The 32nd Olympia Film Festival (Olympia, Washington, US) **
Dec. 10 -11 The 4th Monarch Film Festival (Pacific Grove, California, US) **
Dec. 12 - 13 LACMA: The 11th Los Angeles Children's Film Festival (LA, California, US)
2016
Jan. 21 - 31 The 11th Children's Film Festival Seattle (Seattle, Washington, US)
Feb. 12 - 21 The 7th Providence Children's Film Festival (Providence, Rhode Island, US) **
Mar. 5 - 6 Vancouver Art Gallery- Family Fuse (Vancouver, Canada)
Mar. 11 - 20 Coastline Children's Film Festival (South Bend, Michgan, US)^
Mar. 12 Rainier Valley Coop Gala Presentation (Seattle, Wasington, US)^
Mar. 12 Clay-Platte Montessori School Children's Film Festival (Seattle, Wasington, US)^
Mar. 19 - 20 ROSE Theatre (Port Townsend, Washington, US)^
Mar. 19 - 27 Bellingham International Children's Film Festival (Bellingham, Washington, US)^
Mar. 19 - 20 The 6th Montana International Children's Film Festival (Missoula, MT, US)
Mar. 31 - Apr. 2 The 8th River Bend Film Festival (Goshen, Indiana, US)
Apr. 1 - 10 The 18th Sarasota Film Festival (Sarasota, Florida, US)**
Apr. 8 - 15 The 18th Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Apr. 11 - 17 The 9th RINCON International Film Festival (Rincon, Puerto Rico) ^
Apr. 21 -  24 The 16th DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival (Washington DC, US)**
Apr. 22 - 23 The 12th Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (Morgan Hill, CA, US)**
Apr. 23 - May 7 The 11th REDCAT International Children's Film Festival (LA, California, US)
Apr. 24 Henry Art Gallery: University of Washington, Seattle (Seattle, Washington, US)^
Apr. 28 - 30 The 1st Monterey Bay Art & Film Festival for Youth (Monterey, California, US)^
Jun. 1 - 5 The 14th Santa Cruz Film Festival (Santa Cruz, California, US)**
Jun. 18 Old Greenbelt Theatre (Greenbelt, Maryland, US)^
Jun. 22 Salt Lake Film Society (Salt Lake, Utah, US)^
Jun. 26 Northwest Film Forum (Seattle, Washington, US)^
Jul. 16 Amherst Cinema (Amherst, Massachusetts, US)^
Jul. 23 International House Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US)^
Jul. 23-31 Loft Cinema- Loft Kids Fest (Tuscon, Arizona, US)^
Jul. 29 Hwa-Cheon Nature Media Center (Hwa-Cheon, Kangwon, Korea)
Jul. 30 - Aug. 6 The 25th Woods Hole Film Festival (Woods Hole, Massachusetts, US)**
Aug. 20 Icicle Center for the Arts (Leavenworth, Washington, US)^
Aug. 20, 27 & Sep. 3 Nickelodeon Theatre (Columbia, South Carolina, US)^
Sep. 1 - 7 Westchester International Children's Film Festival (Westchester/ Bronx, New York & Connecticut, US)^
Sep. 2 - 4 The 11th Central Florida Film Festival (Orlando, Florida, US)**
Sep. 8 - 11 The 16th Nevada City Film Festival (Nevada City, California, US)^
Sep. 18 The Best of the Fest: Woods Hole Film Festival (Cotuit, Massachusetts, US) 
Sep. 29 - Oct. 2 The 5th Watsonville Film Festival (Watsonville, California, US)**
Sep. 30 - Oct. 4 Ulju International Mountain Film Festival (Ulju, Korea)
Oct. 6 - 10 The 16th Scottsdale International Film Festival (Scottsdale, Arizona, US)^
Oct. 11 - 16 The 31st Reel Pride Film Festival (Winnepeg, Canada)^
Nov. 12 Indiana University Cinema (Bloomington, Indiana, US)^
Dec. 1 - 4 Zoom Family Film Festival at the Wexner Center (Columbus, Ohio, US)^

** Double feature of screening both films, 'Noir' & 'Hansel + Gretel'

Children's Film Festival Seattle -Best of the Fest program tour

Sunday, July 5, 2015

'NOIR'

Soyeon's new film, 'NOIR'



Credits:
Director/Writer/Designer: Soyeon Kim

Animator: Soyeon Kim, Todd Hemker, & Nicholas Goodman
Interactive designer: Jordan Rodriguez
Puppet builder: Steve Goodman
Cinematographer: Soyeon Kim, & Jordan Rodriguez
Music composer & Sound Mixer: Lanier Sammons
Sound designer: Nicholas Goodman
Compositor & Editor: Todd Hemker
Producer: Soyeon Kim
Production: YELLOWSHED

from YELLOWSHED on Vimeo.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Monterey County Weekly: article on 'Noir' exhibition

Here is an article (and some pictures of installations & descriptions) about my interactive art show and film screening on Jan. 29th, covered by Walter Ryce, Monterey County Weekly.
Click here to read the article.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

'NOIR' Interactive Exhibition & Projection Show

I plan on making a documentation video from the footages of Jan. 29th interactive exhibition & projection show of 'NOIR' project: stay tuned. Here are some pictures from the event.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bird character design for my next film, 'Noir'

Here are sketches of a wooden bird design for a new film: a story about a black bird.
The film will be made using drawn/painted and stop-motion techniques.
Release date is around... 2015 Spring.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A new film, "Hansel + Gretel"

My new film, an abstract visualization of Brothers Grimm's tale, "Hansel + Gretel" is complete!
I hope that you enjoy the film.



from YELLOWSHED on Vimeo.

Monday, November 17, 2014

'Hansel + Gretel' - a list of film festival screenings

Awards & Nominations:
Winner: Best Animation, The 14th Santa Cruz Film Festival
Winner: Best Animation, The 38th Big Muddy Film Festival
Winner: Hasbro Inc Special Hospital Jury Award, The 7th Providence Children's Film Festival
Nominated for Best Short Narrative: Monarch Film Festival
Nominated for Best Animation: Directors Circle Festival of Shorts

2015
Jan. 22 - Feb. 7 The 10th Children's Film Festival Seattle (Seattle, Washington, US)
Mar. 26 - Apr. 1  The 10th Athens ANIMFEST (Athens, Greece)
May 20 & 22  Pickford Theatre: outreach program (Bellingham, Washington, US)
Jun. 21 - 28 The 15th Melbourne International Animation Festival (Melbourne, Australia)
Jul. 9 - 12  Comic-Con: The 12th San Diego Children's Film Festival (San Diego, California, US)
Jul. 26 - 31  The 5th Supertoon International Animation Festival (Sibenik, Croatia)
Sep. 17 - 22 The 11th Indie-AniFest (Seoul, Korea)
Sep. 24 - 27 The 8th Animasyros International Animation Festival (Hermoupolis, Syros island, Cyclades, Greece)
Oct. 8 - 15 The 10th Tacoma Film Festival (Tacoma, Washington, US)
Nov. 5 - 15 The 24th St. Louis International Film Festival (St. Louis, Missouri, US)
Nov. 6 - 12 The 15th Kansas International Film Festival (Overland Park, Kansas, US)
Nov. 6 - 15 The 32nd Olympia Film Festival (Olympia, Washington, US)
Nov. 23 - 29 The 13th International Animation Festival Tindirindis (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Dec. 5 - 15 The 7th Directors Circle Festival of Shorts (Erie, Pennsylvania, US)
Dec. 7 - 13 The 12th Animateka International Animated Film Festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Dec. 10 -11 The 4th Monarch Film Festival (Pacific Grove, California, US)
Dec. 1-31 The 13th Mumia Underground World Animation Festival (Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
2016
Feb. 12 - 21 The 7th Providence Children's Film Festival (Providence, Rhode Island, US)
Mar. 31 - Apr. 2 The 8th River Bend Film Festival (Goshen, Indiana, US)
Apr. 1 - 10 The 18th Sarasota Film Festival (Sarasota, Florida, US)
Apr. 21 -  24 The 16th DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival (Washington DC, US)
Jun. 1 - 5 The 14th Santa Cruz Film Festival (Santa Cruz, California, US)
Jun. 16 - 18 The 7th Hyart Film Festival (Lovell, Wyoming, US)
Jun. 29 - Aug. 3 The 9th International Animation Festival Fest Anca (Zilina, Slovakia)
Jul. 30 - Aug. 6 The 25th Woods Hole Film Festival (Woods Hole, MA, US)
Sep. 2 - 4 The 11th Central Florida Film Festival (Orlando, Florida, US)
Sep. 9 - 10 The 1st Staunton International Film Festival (Staunton, Virginia, US)
Sep. 29 - Oct. 2 The 5th Watsonville Film Festival (Watsonville, California, US)
Oct. ~ Jan. 17' MUMIA contemporary animations - 'Best of MUMIA' tour (Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Monthly screening series: OZARK Short (Lamar, Missouri, US)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Children's Animation Workshop

I held a puppet-making & animation workshop for children at the Days & Nights Festival, organized by Phillip Glass on Sep. 27th. Here are my initial idea sketches & a few pics from the event. The workshop's theme was 'Art & Science', so we made a few cardboard spaceships for kids to interact with the animated images. Children at the workshop also made paper puppets and animate them to travel the space!




Saturday, October 18, 2014

'Ahco on the Road' won an award!

'Ahco on the Road' won an award for 'Best Short Narrative' in the Monarch Film Festival!