This is one of the most fun videos I have had the honor of working on, and was happy to be brought on to this project as a writer, director of photography and 3D animator. Here is the popular electronic music artist, Giraffage. The video chronicles the story of four dogs that long for benefits that a life as a human would bring them. Their wish is granted and their dreams seem to be fulfilled… until the reality sinks in that being a human isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Adam Avilla - Writer, Director, Animation
Ethan Indorf - Writer, Director of Photography, Animation
Tillman Frick - Producer
Edward Schmidt IV - Technical Director, Camera Operator
Cali Bondad - Camera Operator
Maya Messoriano - Wardrobe & Styling
Leaf River - AC
Studio provided by Sister Studios
Lighting from Six Gun
Baby Dog- Adam Avila
Business Dog Body/Angry Owner - Sam Miller
Business Executive - James Cotner
Business Hunk - Bud Johnston
Business Long boarder - Francisco Garcia Hristov
Cult Leader - Nicholas Koch
Food Dog Body- Edward Schmidt IV
Love Dog - Audra Woodward
Hippy Girl 1 - Michaela Thyberg
Hippy Girl 2 - Naomi Mansfield
Hippy Girl 3 - Nihal Öztek
Lover - Adrian Elliot
Stylish Woman - Paubi Widjaja
Skin Suit - Leaf River
Here’s a very cool and stylish stop-motion animated short put together from still photos.
Featuring John Vanbeber & Laurie Bing / Kim Dawson Agency
Director: Larry Oliver
Director of Photography: Molly Dickson / Sisterbrother Mgmt.
Mens Styling / Art Direction: Troy Steakley
Stylist: Tess Wilcox / Seaminx
Hair & Make-up: Ro Vielma / Kim Dawson
Special thanks: Kalan Briggs, Beau Bollinger, Elliott Snedden, Clay Hayner, Xu Family
Clothes provided by: Forty Five Ten, Tootsies, Haggar
Song by Disclosure
“FMK Film, an assembly of seven concentrated film snippets that deconstruct and expand the logic, beauty and anguish trapped within each track of the 7 tracks on Matthew Wilcock’s debut EP, FMK / Floating Metal Key.”
Art Direction Concept
Tony Zagoraios / twitter.com
Penicillin Films 2014
‘A Tooth For An Eye’ from The Knife’s forthcoming album ‘Shaking The Habitual’ released on 8/9 April. Available to pre order here: theknife.net
‘A Tooth For An Eye’ deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership. Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior? In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography. Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; There is no prestige in their performance. The child is powerful, tough and sweet all at once, roaring “I’m telling you stories, trust me”. There is no shame in her girliness, rather she possesses knowledge that the men lost a long time ago.
Music: ‘A Tooth For An Eye’ by The Knife taken from the album ‘Shaking The Habitual’
Dir. Roxy Farhat & Kakan Hermansson
DOP: Aida Chehrehgosha
Editing: Roxy Farhat
Louis & McCourt
Art Direction by
Animators - Jonathan Djob Nkondo, James Duveen, Sam Taylor, Wesley Louis, Tim McCourt
Backgrounds and Layouts : Bjorn Aschim, Mike Shorten
Compositing : Sam Taylor, Jonathan Topf, Max Taylor, Dave Hunt
Graphic Design by
Produced by Bullion
I’m posting this partly because I need to test our SoundCloud integration since they changed their code, and also because it’s a quirky, funky, stripped down, freaking great record, and how cool is it that you can stream the whole thing through SoundCloud?
You should buy it - I did: Songs for Imaginative People.
My favorite song might be “Moonlit.”
A great little fun-stupid-retro-tech tribute to video games with all the electronic boops and bleeps you might expect, artfully mixed with state of the art CGI.