Preview of Doug Fox’s Kinetic Cinema Program on Dance and Animation Feb. 11th

Human Skateboard still

Human Skateboard still

I’m really excited to share with you a preview of Doug Fox’s up-coming screening program at Kinetic Cinema. Doug Fox is a blogger and publishes the dance blog, Great Dance (where Move the Frame started!). This past summer he began studying all forms of animation, especially as they relate to dance and movement. For his screening on Wednesday February 11th at Chez Bushwick he’ll be showing over fifteen clips from video and film animations, that show how directors, artists, choreographers and dancers have used different animation and video editing techniques to capture, illustrate and transform human movement.

Below is an excellent multi-media guide to his program that Doug posted on Great Dance last week. Date, time, location, and ticket info is at the bottom of this post.


From: Multimedia Guide to My February Dance and Animation Screening Program

by Doug Fox

The following videos will be screened during this dance and animation program (final program subject to change).

Much thanks to the artists, animators, directors, choreographers, dancers and producers of the following videos for their help and time. I’ve interviewed many of the artists whose work will be shown. And I appreciate their taking the time to share their backgrounds, insights and creative process with me.

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“EN TUS BRAZOS” (2006)  5:20 minutes

En Tus Brazos still

En Tus Brazos still

A 3D narrative-based animation about a tragic accident that befalls a great Tango dancer of the 1920s. Direction and animation: François-Xavier Goby, Matthieu Landour and Edouard Jouret.

Links: En Tus Brazos website and videoGreat Dance post and video.

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“CHANDON – AFTER PARTY” (2007)  34 seconds

Chandon - After Party still

Chandon - After Party still

A combination of live action and computer graphics were used in this TV commercial featuring a Tango-dancing wireframe couple constructed from a champagne bottle cap. Produced by advertising agency Dentsu America.

Links: Domaine ChandonDentsu AmericaGreat Dance post and video.

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“THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE” (2003)  2:36 minute excerpt

The Triplets of Belleville still

The Triplets of Belleville still

In a scene from this Academy Award-nominated animated feature, Madame Souza, while searching for her kidnapped grandson in a big metropolis, engages the Belleville Triplets in a song and dance number. Released in US by Sony Pictures Classics. Courtesy of New Yorker Films.

Links: Official film site in FrenchSony’s Triplets of BellevilleNew Yorker Films.

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“FEET OF SONG” (1988)  5:27 minutes

Feet of Song still

Feet of Song still

Inspired by African music and art, UK-based 2D animator and dancer Erica Russell, who grew-up in South Africa, explores rhythms, colors and moving forms.

Links: Video on 4mationsGreat Dance post and video.

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“BALLET DANCER WARM-UPS” (2007)  1:13 minutes

Ballet Dancer Warm-Ups still

Ballet Dancer Warm-Ups still

2D animator Susan Chien, for a life-drawing class at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, created a hand-drawn animation with a stop-motion feel that captures the movements of a human model.

Links: Susan Chien blogGreat Dance post and video.

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“HUMAN SKATEBOARD” (2007)  32 seconds

Human Skateboard still

Human Skateboard still

A stop-motion TV commercial created for Sneaux Shoes by director PES. Sneaux fans are encouraged to create and share their own stop-motion skateboarding adventures.

Links: Sneaux Shoes Human SkateboardPES Human SkateboardGreat Dance post and video.

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“REMINISCENCE” (2008)  3:30 minutes

Reminiscence still

Reminiscence still

Video artist Morgan Beringer used a variety of rotoscoping styles (tracing over live-action video footage) to capture the unique movement patterns of jugglers and movement artists.

Links: Reminiscence video on VimeoGreat Dance post and video.

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“GHOSTCATCHING” (1999)  7:10 minutes

Ghostcatching still

Ghostcatching still

Digital artists Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar composed this 3D animation based on the captured movement and sound phrases of choreographer Bill T. Jones. This art installation premiered at The Cooper Union School of Art.

Links: The OpenEnded Group article and video excerptBill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance CompanyGreat Dance post.

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“TIMESCULPTURE” (2008)  1:01 minutes

Timesculpture still

Timesculpture still

Toshiba’s TV ad builds on the bullet-time technique made famous by The Matrix. 200 HD camcorders captured a series of moving snapshots, which were then composited into a sequence of overlapping loops . Production Company: Hungry Man LTD, director: Mitch Stratten.

Links: Timesculpture video on Hungry ManToshiba upscaling technologyGreat Dance post and video.

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“JOINVILLE DANCE FESTIVAL PROMOTION” (2008)  30 seconds

Joinville Dance Festival trailer still

Joinville Dance Festival trailer still

3D animated video promotion for dance festival in Brazil. Design and characters inspired by illustrations of dance steps in teaching magazines. Director: Frederico Freire, animators: Frederico Freire and Magno Borgo.

Links: — Joinville video on VimeoFrederico FreireJoinville Dance FestivalGreat Dance post and video.

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“KINETICS” (2008)  2:53 minutes

Kinetics still

Kinetics still

Chicago-based visual designer Nicholas Schrunk produced this video that features the interplay of motion graphics and the breakdancing of Damion “Daylight” Day, recorded with a high-speed video camera.

Links: Kinetics video on VimeoNicholas SchrunkGreat Dance post and video.

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“TRASH DANCE” (2008)  1:03 minutes

Trash Dance still

Trash Dance still

Oliver Fergusson-Taylor, then pursuing a Masters in Digital Effects at Bournemouth University, created this mixed live-action and computer graphics animation featuring a 3D model constructed of discarded materials and the breakdancing of Exlis Staddon.

Links: Trash Dance video on VimeoProduction blogGreat Dance post and video.

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“CSI: NY SECOND LIFE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE” (2007) — 1:47 minutes

NY Second Life still

CSI: NY Second Life still

Nightclub dancing scene from CSI: NY. Machinima pioneers ILL Clan produced the in-world animations for CBS where a killer is tracked in the Second Life virtual world.

Links: CSI: NY Second Life video on YouTubeILL Clan Animation StudiosGreat Dance post and video.

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“ILLUMINATED” (2007)  4:13 minutes

Illuminated still

Illuminated still

Animator Kevin Abbott modeled a 3D metallic character that moves to the motion-captured sequence of dancer David Curwen. Created and performed at Western Michigan University (WMU).

Links: Illuminated video on VimeoDigital Media in the Performing Arts at WMUGreat Dance post and video.

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“BODY NAVIGATION” (2008)  8:08 minutes

Body Navigation still

Body Navigation still

Recoil Performance Group’s dance installation with real-time, interactive graphics, premiered in Copenhagen as part of Danish Dance Theatre’s “Labyrinth.” Choreography by Tina Tarpgaard, and visual and interaction design by Ole Kristensen and Jonas Jongejan.

Links: Body Navigation video on VimeoRecoil Performance GroupTechnical overviewGreat Dance post and video.

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“MR. FORTUNE” – (2006)  2:14 seconds

Mr. Fortune still

Mr. Fortune still

Tel-Aviv-based animator Eric Lerner created this live action/CG animation that features the rhythmic ambulations of the stretchy Mr. Fortune as part of his graduation project at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem.

Links: Eric LernerMr. Fortune videoGreat Dance post and video.

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“WANDERLUST” (2008)  7:38 minutes

Wanderlust still

Wanderlust still

Björk’s award-winning music video, which was created with puppets, live action video and computer graphics, can be viewed in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D. Directed by Encyclopedia Pictura, produced by Ghost Robot, choreographed by Chris Elam.

Links: Official Björk Wanderlust siteWanderlust 2D and 3D videosGhost RobotMisnomer Dance TheaterGreat Dance post and video.

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DATE, LOCATION AND TICKET DETAILS

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Time: 7:00 PM

Tickets: $10 (Purchased at the door)

Location:

Chez Bushwick
304 Boerum St. #23
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Directions
Google Map

Film, Video, Media, and Interdisciplinary Programs at Chez Bushwick are made possible through a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
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