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Monday, October 1, 2007

Oh Ottawa

So last weekend, (over a week ago, I know I'm late on posting) I went to the Ottawa Animation Film festival. It was amazing, except for me having a little cold and riding a bus for 9 hours. I met so many incredible people there and saw amazing films. My favorite was the music video "Umo" by OOIOO, a japanese girl band that conects to nature through their music. The stop motion animation was by Shoji Goto, he was so nice, my friend Hilary and I talked to him for awhile at the animators picnic.
Scene from "Umo" by OOIOO

There was also this movie "Madame Tutli Putli" by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski which was an incredible stop motion. It was beautiful and so well done. The filming of it was incredible and how they achieved the look just baffles me. I'm still trying to grasp the metaphysical meaning behind it.
Scene from "Madame Tutli Putli"

Another favorite I had was "Milk Teeth" by Tibor Banoczki. It was a mix between paper and 3-D.
Scene from "Milk Teeth"

Also "L'eau Life" by Jeff Scher was pure visual enjoyment. It's a short made for the internet (look it up and view!), it's rotoscoped watercolor animation, which he did 2,141 paintings for... It's gorgeous.
Scene from "L'eau Life"

The Animators picnic was crazy, there were so many people there and I got so many business cards, now I need to start sorting through them and getting in touch with people. Everyone was so pleasent there. I'm so excited to get into contact with the people I met and just build up a relationship and get their opinions on my art.

I loved Ottawa, it's such a beautiful city, and I loved the movies. I don't know what else to say. Other than wonderful weekend, I wouldn't give it up for anything.

Pretty Ottawa

1 comment:

Dave Chow Illustrations said...

You did wipe your feet before entering my country, right?