Sunday, May 10, 2009

Transparent Movement: list of screenings

Best Experimental Film: Connecticut Film Festival
2nd Place in Experimental Film: Twin Rivers Media Festival

Film Festival Screenings:
AniFest (Trebon/ Teplice, Czech Republic) May  1-4
Kalamazoo Animation Festival Int'l (Kalamazoo, MI, US) May 14-17
Twin Rivers Media Festivals (Asheville, NC, US) May 29-31
In The Palace Short Film Festival (Balchik, Bulgaria) Jun. 20-27
Anima Mundi (Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Jul. 10-26
Square Lake Solstice Film Festival (Stillwater, MN, US) Aug. 15
The Rome International Film Festival (Rome, GA, US) Sep. 11-12
Indie-AniFest (Seoul, Korea) Sep. 17-22
California Int'l Animation Festival (Riverbank, CA, US) Sep. 27
Moving Image Film Festival (Toronto, ON, Canada) Oct. 16-18
High Desert Shorts Int'l Film Festival (Pahrump, NV, US) Nov. 6-7
Olympia Film Festival (Olympia, WA, US) Nov. 6-14
Anchorage Int'l Film Festival (Anchorage, AL, US) Dec. 4-17
Dam Short Film Festival (Boulder City, NV, US) Feb. 10-13
Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, MI, US) Feb. 19-28
Lake County Film Festival (Grayslake, IL, US) Mar. 3-8
Davis Film Festival (Davis, CA, US) Mar. 11-13
Citrus Cel Animation Festival (Jacksonville, FL, US) Apr. 9-11
The Kansas City FilmFest (Kansas City, MO, US) Apr. 14-18
Griffon Int'l Film Festival (St. Joseph, MO, US) Apr. 19-23
Delta int'l Film and Video Festival (Cleveland, MS, US) Apr. 21-23
On Location: Memphis Int'l Film Fest (Memphis, TN, US) Apr. 22-25
Kansas City Art Institutes (Kansas City, MO, US) Apr. 29
The Connecticut Film Festival (Danbury, CT, US) May 4-9
Talking Pictures Festival (Evanston, IL, US) May 7-9
Artfest Film Festival (Harrisburg, PA, US) May 28-31
Gallery of Animation (Long Beach, CA, US) Jul. 15
Asian American Int'l Film Festival (NY, NY, US) Jul. 15-24
Asian Film Festival of Dallas (Dallas, TX, US) Jul. 23-29
Washougal Int'l Film Festival (Washougal, WA, US) Aug. 11-15
Landlocked Film Festival (Iowa City, IA, US) Aug. 26-29
Rappahannock Inde Film Festival (Fredericksburg, VA, US) Aug. 26-29
Sydney Underground Film Festival (Sydney, Australia) Sep. 9-11
Commffest Community Film Festival (Toronto, Canada) Sep. 22-27
Great Lakes Int'l Film Festival (Erie, PA, US) Sep. 22-29
SoCal Independent Film Festival (Hungtington Beach, CA, US) Sep. 26-Oct. 3
GIAA Festival of Short Films & Videos (Manhattan, NY, US) Oct. 1-3
The Flint Film Festival (Flint, MI, US) Oct. 15-16
Banjaluka Int'l Animated Film Festival (Banjaluka, Bosna/Hercegovina) Oct. 22-27
Directors Circle Festival of Shorts (Erie, PA, US) Nov. 8-12
-Nominated for the 'Best Experimental Film'
Red Rock Film Festival (St. George, UT, US) Nov. 11-14
Poppy Jasper Film Festival (Morgan Hill, CA, US) Nov. 12-14
Monterey Museum of Art (Monterey, CA, US)

Friday, May 1, 2009

a Short Film, 'Transparent Movement' 2009

One minute experimental animation, 'Transparent Movement'.

After having spent most time working on studio projects for the clients for years (which I enjoy..., but it's definitely different from doing my own), I wanted to perk up my nerves on my 'experimental' side of brain.
The footage was made based on two dancers moving behind the screen (back-lid). It was shot on video, then I printed out selected frames. I created various shapes and images by adding drawings or paintings on top, cutting out shapes and re-composing them in layers, then re-exposed them under the down-shooter camera. Images were also multiplied and/or rearranged in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects.
Music was composed by my multi-talented friend, Tim Samoff, who was actually my classmate from animation program at Calarts.

This film has been selected for Int'l Film Festivals, and am really excited and looking forward to showing it to the public!