Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Squeaky Wheel’s Outdoor Animation Festival in Days Park!
Squeaky Wheel’s Outdoor Animation Festival is a free event in Days Park that brings out close to 300 people to enjoy animations underneath a blanket of stars. Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of Squeaky Wheel’s Outdoor Animation Festival! Bring your own lawn chair (or blanket) and gather round to watch funfetti-tastic animations that illuminate the night with dreamy technicolor eye-cake. Stop by around 8:30pm, before the sun goes down, to get a front row seat and interact with Squeaky Wheel’s Stop Motion Animation Station! See the full list of featured artists for the Animation Festival below, artists can easily be found online if you are interested in a sneak preview.
This festival will also showcase two recent animations (Flying Bird & One Speck in the Universe), produced by local youth artist, Maria Ziaja (Age 12, City Honors High School), in Squeaky Wheel’s Tech Arts for Girls Workshop, a youth workshop recently named the Best Youth Workshop in Western New York by Buffalo Spree Magazine! You can view Maria's Flying Bird video here: http://vimeo.com/64841325
Following this event, Squeaky Wheel is teaming up with Hardware on Allen Street to bring an after-party celebration. This after-party event will take place in the backroom of Hardware on Allen Street, with an exclusive screening that features animations too lewd, too wild and too crazy for the main screen!!!! The screening will include animations by infamous animation bandits such as David Shrigley, Don Hertzfeldt.....and MORE! Join us in the back room of Allen Street Hardware around 10:30, FIVE BONE$ and a special ‘shave and a haircut’ knock will get you in the back door!
Below is the list of featured artists and animations to screen during the Outdoor Animation Festival. Artists can easily be found online if you are interested in a sneak preview. If you would like any information from Squeaky Wheel, such as hi-res images, contact Jax Deluca at email@example.com.
Secret Bee (2011) | 2:30 | Gina Kamentsky
Secret Bee ventures toward the sweet honey- spot where representation and surface push and pull each other like a two-headed lama. Film footage was produced frame by frame, painting and drawing directly on found film stock resulting in a cavalcade of color and image. Secret Bee features a super twisted piece of music “A Drink on Spike Jones” by Sonic de/constructor extraordinaire Dave Phillips.
Ants That Count | 4:30 | NPR
Desert ants have a nifty way of finding their way back home after a foray out of the nest to find food -- they count their steps. To prove it, some scientists devised a creative experiment that showed just how the little guys do it. NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd explain. Produced by Jason Orfanon.
Procrastination | 4:15 | Johnny Kelly
An investigative and exploratory hands–on, gloves-off study into the practice of putting things ‘off’. Sometimes the only way to get something done is to do two dozen other things first.
The Seed | 2:10 | Johnny Kelly
An epic voyage through nature's life cycle following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed. Through his commercial practice at Nexus Productions, he has worked with clients such as Adobe, BMW, the International Olympic Committee and Vitra, in addition to multiple cross-platform projects with Google.
Two Chips | 1:45 | Adam Patch
The wife of animator Adam Patch attempted to tell him a joke one day… while drunk. He recorded the joke and then animated it. This is the hilarious result.
Coversong | 1:46 | Eric Dyer
Motion hidden underfoot. Manhole covers are transformed into a crazy rush of kinetic mandalas. Dyer is now working on large-scale animated installations and live visual performances of his zoetrope-like sculptures: http://www.ericdyer.com
Sick Leave | 1:15 | Jake Fried
Hand-drawn animation with ink and white-out. More at inkwood.net
Bohemian Town | 2:42 | Helen Hill
An animated cut-out puppet farewell to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Music by Piggy, The Calypso Orchestra of the Maritimes.
Tequila Horse | 01:18 | Brandon Ray
Raul Rivas submitted the joke, "Tequila Horse," a family favorite passed down from his mom. Now it's everyone else's turn! Your jokes + my animation = Paper People Jokes! Submit your jokes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Beauty in Danger | 2:02 | Brian Alfred
Collaborative short film with artist Brian Alfred and musician Ian Williams.
What’s Invisible? More than you think. | 08:48 | John Lloyd
Gravity. The stars in day. Thoughts. The human genome. Time. Atoms. So much of what really matters in the world is impossible to see. A stunning animation of John Lloyd's classic TEDTalk from 2009, which will make you question what you actually know. Produced by Cognitive Media.
Shugo Tokumaru "Katachi" | 03:05 | Kijek/Adamski
”Katachi" means "shape". The video is made with approx. 2000 silhouettes extracted from PVC plates using computer-controlled cutter. Making of: kijekadamski.blogspot.com/2013/03/making-of-katachi.html
A Brief History of John Baldessari | 05:55 | Supermarché, Inc
The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits. Commissioned by LACMA for their first annual "Art + Film Gala" honoring John Baldessari and Clint Eastwood. Produced by Mandy Yaeger & Erin Wright.
Flying Bird | 01:04 | Maria Ziaja
A young bird enjoys a flight, until............. Produced in Squeaky Wheel’s Tech Arts for Girls workshop. Video and sound by Maria Ziaja, age 12.
*You can view this video here: http://vimeo.com/64841325
One Speck in The Universe | 00:45 | Maria Ziaja
Life is what we are. Written & Produced in Squeaky Wheel’s Tech Arts for Girls workshop. Video and sound by Maria Ziaja, age 12.
*You can view this video here, at the 2:16 mark: http://vimeo.com/68166983
Lego Dance | 00:29 | Annette Jung
You know who is doing the Lego dance. Lego animation by Annette Jung of Talking Animals, a young and fresh animation studio in Berlin, Germany.
I Chi | 02:30 | Ewan Jones Morris
Animation and collages by Ewan Jones Morris (Cardiff, UK). "I Chi" is from Pinkunoizu EP "Second Amendment", released by indie label, Everybodys Stalking. http://ewanjonesmorris.tumblr.com
Illustrated Aliens: Planets 1-4 | Andy Martin
These animations are from Andy’s ongoing illustration project 'Handymartian's Illustrated Aliens'. Andy is an animator, illustrator and music maker, originally from Sheffield but now based in London. Website: www.andymartin.info |Blog: www.andymartin.info/blog Tumblr: | http://handymartian.tumblr.com/