Final Film Research Ideas

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Len Lye

Kelly Sears

THE DRIFT from Kelly Sears on Vimeo.

Chel White

"Choreography for Copy Machine (Photocopy Cha Cha)" [excerpt] from Chel White on Vimeo.

Lilli Carre

Pout Melody (Excerpt) from Lilli Carre on Vimeo.

Ishu Patel

Bead Game by Ishu Patel, National Film Board of Canada

Anouk Préfontaine

System Error by

Arthur Lipsett

Very Nice, Very Nice by Arthur Lipsett, National Film Board of Canada

Thomas Edison's "Anna Belle Serpentine Dance"

Joanna Priestley

Final Film Ideas - Inspiration

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Jonathan Hodgson - Feeling My Way

Jonathan Hodgson - Nightclub

A History of the Sky - Ken Murphy

More information -

Jordan Greenhalgh

Chris Marker, La Jetee - ( The full film is in the library)

Martha Colburn

Visit her website -

Music video for Snorri Helgason's song Mockingbird
Directed By: Elisa Vendramin, Claudio Gasparollo, and Tim L Schafe

For more videos -

Final Film - Research Resources

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Reading Assignment - Due Nov. 25

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You will have two reading/writing assignments due on Nov. 25. I will put the books and dvds on reserve in the Library for you. There will be a 4hr checkout, so make sure not to wait until the day before they are due to check out the dvds/books.

Reading/Writing #1

Maya Deren's Meshes of the Afternoon
PN 1997.A1D474 2002 DVD

General reaction to the film? What did you find interesting with this film? What surprised you? What made the narrative effective?

** There is not a reading required for this. I do suggest for further information you read the notes that are included on the DVD.

Reading/Wrting #2

Bill Plympton's Dog days a collection of short films, 2004-2008 (You may choose what film to watch)
PN1997 .D6392 2009 DVD

Independently Animated Bill Plympton - Chapter 8
PN 6727.P59Z46 2011

A response to the reading. What did you find interesting about what he said? Do you agree with his advice?

More Mouth and Compositing Info

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Digital Compositing/ Animating the Face

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Mouth Shapes - Helpful Source

Buildings and Vampires - Directed by: Sebastian Baptista & Nico Casavecchia

Buildings & Vampires from Nico Casavecchia on Vimeo.

Kristen Lepore - Guess Who

Guess Who from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.

Check out her website -

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On - Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp

Terry Gilliam's Dancing Teeth

JibJab Animation

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Find more of their animations here:

Gabriel Möhring

IOA (english subtitle) from Gabriel Möhring on Vimeo.

Conor Finnegan

NI AUTO TRADER- FINGERS AD from conorfinnegan on Vimeo.

Spike Jonze - I'm Here

Ryan Trecartin - Due Oct. 14

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Watch and respond to:


You need to do a writing response on your reaction to the video and then something that you took away from the interview. Make sure to include both. I suggest watching the video then reading the interview and then revisit the video.

Title your paper: What you would write if you commented on this video on YouTube

Additional interview:

More Videos

A couple more videos that use green screen

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Ok Go, WTF Music Video

Making of:

Yeah Right! Directed by - Ty Evans and Spike Jonze (clip selected from film)

Snorri Helgason - Mockingbird

Snorri Helgason - Mockingbird from TLS on Vimeo.

Chroma Key / Video Mattes

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Three Transitions, Peter Campus, 1973

Tango, Zbigniew Rybczynski, 1981

Tango from cronopio on Vimeo.

Steps (excerpt), Zbigniew Rybczynski

More about the film:

The Chemical Brothers - Swoon

Jamala - Smile

Behind the scenes photos.

Stan Brakhage

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Opening paragraph of Stan Brakhage's first book, Metaphors on Vision:

"Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, and eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception. How many colors are there in a field of grass to the crawling baby unaware of 'Green'? How many rainbows can light create for the untutored eye? How aware of variations in heat waves can that eye be? Imagine a world alive with incomprehensible objects and shimmering with an endless variety of movement and innumerable gradations of color. Imagine a world before the 'beginning was the word."

- Stan Brakhage

Books and DVDs on Brakhage in the Library:

By Brakhage an Anthology
PN1997.B735 B9 2003 DVD

Philip Taaffe : Composite Nature
ND237.T28 A4 1998 (Tweed Library)

A great website with stills from Brakhages films.

An introduction to Brakhage.

Reading/Writing Assignment: Due Sept. 16 (You should have at least half a page typed single spaced.)
Watch: Mothlight and another film of your choice from the dvd By Brakhage an Anthology, which is on reserve in the library.

Read: Mothlight and Beyound by Fred Camper

Writing Response: After watching and reading the article on Brakhage what do you think he was trying to do with his films? How was he using film in a new way both technically and conceptually? You may reference Fred Camper's article in your response.

Mothlight by cinefalo