Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

thanksgiving break

...and not a moment too soon!

it's already late tonight, but I couldn't help but spend a little time on transferring the ogre mermaid shot list over to google docs to make it accessible to the crew to update on their own.

looking forward to time devoted to the film over the next few days.

Monday, November 25, 2013

a walk in the woods

a film karl and I made a couple of years ago, tearing up leaves and playing with rocks out in the wissahickon. it's supposed to be a little scary. unfortunately so far, no one has told us that they've been scared. not even a little perturbed.

o.k. maybe a little perturbed.

this piece slipped noiselessly into cinematic oblivion right out of the cradle, which is one reason I am resuscitating it here. I hadn't made a karl film before, and my apparent lack of midas touch (although I do like it) makes it plausible we may not do another one (though I hope that's not the case), and only confirms my suspicion that great art goes unpunished.

A Walk in the Woods from karl staven on Vimeo.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

tissue aminals

and this is very wunnerful:

paper tissue animation

cosi morning

...and some of these people were actually sitting there.

and yesterday in Chestnut Hill...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

quay brothers at uarts

the Quay Brothers screened their new film "[UN]MISTAKEN HANDS: EX-VOTO F. H.," at UArts this evening, along with their adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's "Maska."

they were in good form, with quick wit and revealingly unrevealing answers during the question and answer session afterwards. I especially liked the comment one of them made about their films having a spine, but with maybe six arms, all on one side.

and I thought, "better get back home and work on the film."