Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunset Animation

Last week, on our fun little trip around the South Island of New Zealand, we found a peaceful campground with access to a beautiful sunset. We ate our pasta on the porch of the Lake Kaniere yacht club and Thom started taking timelapse of the sunset. Then I had to jump in and ruin it all!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

10/10/10 Animating away the climate crisis

In a few days, people in 187 countries will gather at 6,391 individual events to make the world a better place. 10/10/10 has been designated a Global Work Party towards climate solutions. The event is spearheaded by the growing movement. Read this to find out why 350 is the most important number on the planet.

Thom and I got a head start on our own little project – some plein air (i.e. out in the fresh air) animation right in our backyard. Here is the result of a pleasant afternoon on the banks of the mighty Clutha River, which flows from Lake Wanaka and holds the largest catchment in New Zealand. We decided to bring the sea to the mountains, by using shells we collected on our trip to Port Chalmers and combining them with natural elements we found on the river bank at spring flood. As the sea rises to the river, so the river will bring our material back to the sea. It took 3 hours to create the 450 photographs which make the animation!

A challenge to all musicians and sound artists out there: Join the party on 10/10/10 by recording a soundtrack for this little film! Send us your 54 second sound clip and we’ll match it to the video and repost. More details here...