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Poetry in Motion > a series of animated poems by Billy Collins

Untitled from design:related on Vimeo.

Noted for their intelligent humor, accessibility and observations on daily life, CBilly ollins’ popular poems come alive in a series of animated poems produced by JWT-NY commissioned by the Sundance Channel. Below, Collin’s describes how the project came about.

Sundance Poetry: The Dead, Budapest, Forgetfulness

Art Director Toby Barlow
Copywriter Billy Collins
Creative Director Toby Barlow
Designer Julian Grey, Isaac King, Philippe Blanchard
Director Julian Grey, Juan Delcan
Producer Anthony Garetti, Sue Riedl, Graciela Del Toro
Production Company Headgear, Spontaneous
Editor Julian Grey
Studio/Design Firm JWT/Lodge 212
Client Sundance Channel
Country United States


I Spy > Martha McCollough

A love poem in the voice of a surveillance satellite.
Built in Aftereffects/sound design in Logic.


Metamorphosis > Hunter S. Thompson

It is not very often that we have the opportunity to create a graphic equivalent of a drug fueled rant bringing all of our collective skills to bear. And it is almost unfathomable that we could actually do something like this and benefit a good cause.

The Buck team dug deep, channeling our inner gonzo, to direct and produce this homage promoting Good Books, the online bookseller that passes all its profits through to Oxfam. A big thanks to String Theory in NZ for bringing us this script, Antfood for their amazing audio stylings, to Thor for giving his voice and to all the artists who made this something we are proud of.

Visit: usegoodbooks.com

DISCLAIMER:
What you will see is an entirely fictional and completely unendorsed representation. [Though we humbly suggest Hunter S Thompson might have liked it.] We are devoted fans paying homage. No disrespect is intended.

CREDITS

Concept by String Theory
Directed by Buck
Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Producers: Nick Terzich, Alyssa Evans, Emily Rickard
Coordinator: Ben Tucker
Associate Creative Director: Joshua Harvey
CG Supervisor: Doug Wilkinson
Animation Director: Steve Day
Art Director: Joe Mullen
Designers: Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jenny Ko, Jon Gorman
2D Animators: Joe Mullen, Harry Teitelman, John MacFarlane, Jamal Otolorin, Joshua Harvey, William Trebutien, Matt Everton, Taik Lee, Tristan Balos, Regis Camargo, Kendra Ryan, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jahmad Rollins, Matthew Wade
3D Artists: Jens Lindgren, Timm Wagener, Kai Wang, Joao Rema, Albert Omoss, Joshua Harvey, Christine Li, Kelsey Charlton, Ana Luisa Santos
Compositors: Nick Forshee, Alex Perry, Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, Moses Journey, Matt Lavoy, Jenny Ko, Helen Hsu, Elizabeth Steinberg, Adam Smith

Music and Sound Design: Antfood
Voiceover Artist: Thor Erickson

Software: Flash, After Effects, Maya

Client: Good Books
Agency: String Theory


Art Of Drowning > Billy Collins

Poem by Billy Collins.

Directed by Diego Maclean.


Heliotropes > Brian Christian

Heliotropes / 2010 / 3 min / HD / Stereo

HELIOTROPES documents the parallel goals of man and nature, through the most primitive and sophisticated means, to simply stay in the light.

Based on the poem by Brian Christian.

“Heliotropes” premiered at SXSW in March 2011.

langanfilms.com


How To Be Alone > Tanya Davis

A video by fiilmaker, Andrea Dorfman, and poet/singer/songwriter, Tanya Davis.

Davis wrote the beautiful poem and performed in the video which Dorfman directed, shot, animated by hand and edited. The video was shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was produced by Bravo!FACT http://www.bravofact.com/

For more information on Tanya, go to http://www.tanyadavis.ca

For more information on Andrea Dorfman http://www.andreadorfman.com


Seasalt > David Mason

Motionpoem by Amy Schmitt, Kelly Pieklo and Emily J. Snyder.

Read by Vera Mariner.

http://www.motionpoems.com


The Beginning of Infinity > Jason Silva

THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY from Jason Silva on Vimeo.

“The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself.” – Steven Johnson

http://thisisjasonsilva.com/


Forgetfulness > Billy Collins

Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate and one of America’s best-selling poets, reads his poem “Forgetfulness” with animation by Julian Grey of Headgear.

Noted for their intelligent humor, accessibility and observations on daily life, Collins’ popular poems come alive further in a series of animated poems produced by JWT-NY.

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The Poem – The name of the author is the first to go followed obediently by the title, the plot, the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of, as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain, to a little fishing village where there are no phones. Long ago you kissed the names of the nine Muses goodbye and watched the quadratic equation pack its bag, and even now as you memorize the order of the planets, something else is slipping away, a state flower perhaps, the address of an uncle, the capital of Paraguay. Whatever it is you are struggling to remember, it is not poised on the tip of your tongue, not even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen. It has floated away down a dark mythological river whose name begins with an L as far as you can recall, well on your own way to oblivion where you will join those who have even forgotten how to swim and how to ride a bicycle. No wonder you rise in the middle of the night to look up the date of a famous battle in a book on war. No wonder the moon in the window seems to have drifted out of a love poem that you used to know by heart.


LISTEN > Pataphysics

Mixed and Produced by Pataphysics.
Mastered by Joe @ Crystal Mastering.
Video by Project NRt
Web by Justin Schmidt

%100 of the money from this song goes CASA House.
http://vibedeck.com/listen

CASA House provides 24 hour support to victims/survivors of sexual assault. CASA are committed to ensuring that the silence which surrounds sexual assault continues to be broken and that victim/survivors are provided with necessary support.


Speech > Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle Speech from Jeremy Pfeiffer on Vimeo.

Cymatic transposition of Chief Seattle’s visionary speech…


Advertising Lullaby > George Carlin

Week 10 Kinetic Poem – George Carlin “Advertising Lullaby” from Jenny Lien on Vimeo.

The mantra of the market…

Words: George Carlin
Video: Jenny Lien


Nicholas Was > Neil Gaiman

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39 Degrees incredible adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2010 Christmas fable…

Awards: Bronze medal at the Hong Kong Designers Association awards.

39 Degrees North is a Beijing based motion design studio.
39degreesnorth.tv


HOWL > Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL, animated excerpt from the feature length film.

http://www.allenginsberg.org/

http://howlthemovie.com/


Valentines Day > Joe Black/Enrico Lambiase

Surrealistic vision of how love can be a Valentine’s day present.

Director, Concept, VFX Artist and Designer: Enrico Lambiase
Music and sound design: Cesare Ranucci Rascel.
Voice over: Joe Black.

Related Art Gallery:
enricolambiase.com/art-gallery/valentines-day.html

Enrico Lambiase – Freelance Filmmaker
enricolambiase.com


FIAT LUX > Hugo

Epic conscious rap and video which follows the beginning of the universe from big bang to evolution of life and the creative instinct that sparks eternal.

FIAT LUX is an ode to the creative muses and the evolution of consciousness performed by HUGO (lyricist behind the RAP NEWS), with beat by TREATS (musicfromspeakers.com) and video collage by filmmaker TIM PARISH aka VERB STUDIOS as an Undergrowth Magazine collaborative project in samplology.

FIAT LUX is from the album ‘The Enlightenment Age’ available online through Reverb Nation here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/hugo1

This video is dedicated to the brilliant artists and creative minds that have inspired and evolved the human experience into manifesting a visionary society.

We want to also respectfully acknowledge the work of the filmmakers and painters whose work has been sampled in this video essay of evolution.

FILMMAKERS:
Stanley Kubrick (2001:Space Odyssey)
Jan Kounen (Blueberry/Renegade)
Frank Reggio (Naqoyqaatsi)
Ron Fricke (Baraka)
David Attenborough (LIFE)
Darren Oronofsky (The Fountain)
Alex Grey (TOOL: Lateralus)

Flight 404

MUSIC MAKERS:
Electric Light Orchestra – Tightrope
Telephon Tel Aviv – Sound In A Dark Room
Sebastian – H.A.L.
The Black Ghosts – Any Way You Choose To Give It (Boy 8-Bit Dub)
2562 – Kameleon
Rhianna ft. Jay-Z – Umbrella
Rage Against The Machine – Township Rebellion

VISIONARY PAINTERS:
Aboriginal Australian, Mayan, Huichol, Native American and Egyptian Artists, Michaelangelo, Botticelli, Brueghel, Pablo Picasso, Vassily Kandinsky, Salvador Dali, MC Escher, Amanda Sage, Alex Grey, Martina Hoffmann, Robert Venosa, Pablo Amaringo and many more…

{ ART IS MAGIC }

Here is another version of the same poem, recited by Hugo live to fellow poet Si in an anonymous cafe. The riddle of life immersed in the mundane…


Yelp > with apologies to Allen Ginsberg

Technology can be addictive. In a tribute to Allen Ginsberg’s classic 1956 poem, we created a short film lampooning the addictions of our generation. It’s narrated by Peter Coyote.

The filmmaking team behind “Yelp: With Aplogies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl,” also made the 2011 Sundance documentary “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology.”

Credits:
written by tiffany shlain & ken goldberg
directed by tiffany shlain
edited by tiffany shlain & dalan mcnabola
original animations by stefan nadelman
narrated by peter coyote
produced by carlton evans

You can learn more about both films at:
connectedthefilm.com


“Blokes” Matt Lloyd

Words / Mat Lloyd

http://www.matlloyd.com/

Animation / Matt Frodsham

*Winner of Shortcuts Film Festival 2009*
cliffproductions.co.uk/shortcuts.htm


Randall Stephens: I Statements

I Statements by Alex Scott & Randall Stephen

Words: Randall Stevens

Kinetic Animation: Alex Scott

Winner of the 2011 Queensland Poetry Festival Filmmakers Challenge

For more work by this artist, go to:

http://www.randallstephens.blogspot.com.au/



“Stories by Starlight” Candy Royalle

Words: Candy Royalle

Animation: Maria Ă…kesson.

Music by Susanne Lambert.

http://candyroyalle.com/