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


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)
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. 3 - 4 Old Greenbelt Theatre 'A Labor Day celebration' (Greenbelt, Maryland, 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. 1 The Cary Theatre (Cary, North Carolin) ^
Nov. 12 Indiana University Cinema (Bloomington, Indiana, US)^
Dec. 1 - 4 Zoom Family Film Festival at the Wexner Center (Columbus, Ohio, US)^
Dec. 26 -29 The Salt Lake City Film Society (Salt Lake City, Utah)^
Feb. The 4/5 Academy-An Int'l Baccalaureate World School  (Decatur, Georgia) 
Mar. 14 -19 The 23rd San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (San Luis Obispo, California)
  ** Double feature of screening both films, 'Noir' & 'Hansel + Gretel'
Children's Film Festival Seattle -Best of the Fest program tour

Sunday, July 5, 2015


Soyeon's new film, 'NOIR'

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