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The City of Saba > Rumi

The City of SABA was written in the 13th century by the Sufi mystic poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi and translated and recited in our film by Coleman Barks. What is so striking about this poem is it’s relevance to what is happening in our SABA – Washington, D.C.

One of 21 video poems in Four Seasons Productions newly released Moving Poetry Series – Three innovative new films – RANT * RAVE * RIFF.

http://www.4spFilm.com

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My Confessions (pt 1-4) > Joel McKerrow

“My Confessions” by Joel McKerrow is an epic poem series that explores the taboos of being white male Christian dominance and the guilt that comes with being the most privileged ‘minority’ in a globalised world.

It is a heartfelt, honest and exposing piece of work that deserves to be seen in it’s entirety so SLAM TV presents all four poems and the epilogue here:

My Confessions pt 1 – The White Part of Me

My Confessions pt 2- The Rich Part of Me

My Confessions pt 3 – The Christian Part of Me

My Confessions pt 4 – The masculine part + The Epilogue

For more work by this poet go to:  www.joelmckerrow.com


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


Oh The Places You’ll Go > Dr Seuss

Based on Dr. Seuss’s final book before his death, this is a story about life’s ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011.

For new video updates Like Tedshots: http://facebook.com/tedshots

Captions now translatable to any language.

Directed by:
Teddy Saunders – tedshots.com
Parker Howell – parkerhowell.com
William Walsh – wbwalsh.com
Produced and Edited by Teddy Saunders
Digital FX and Color by Parker Howell
Original Score by Darius Holbert – dariusholbert.com
Sound Mix by Tyler Payne

Shot on Canon 7D’s with various lenses, a Glidecam and a Zoom H4N.

All proceeds from advertising go towards next years project.
This video is our gift to you. If you wish to donate $20 or more for next years film then we will put your name in the credits. Your support keeps us going!
To donate: http://bit.ly/zrfPwB

Watch the trailer for this film on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/29033100

Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 1991 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.


HOWL > Allen Ginsberg

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

http://www.allenginsberg.org/

http://howlthemovie.com/


Who Says These Words With My Mouth > Rumi

Who Says Words with My Mouth was written in the 13th century by the Sufi mystic poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi and translated and recited in our film by Coleman Barks.

One of 21 video poems in Four Seasons Productions newly released Moving Poetry Series – Three innovative new films – RANT * RAVE * RIFF.

To learn more about this series, visit www.4spFilm.com


9th & Hennepin > Tom Waits

Footage from a train through Gary, Indiana and downtown Chicago set to Tom Waits’ spoken word piece, “9th & Hennepin”.

http://www.jacobmendel.com