Friday, 5 December 2008
Onedotzero Adventures in Motion
It's been a while since it took place but I thought it's worth posting some pictures of the 2008 onedotzero Festival at the BFI in London. I didn't see all the screenings but everything I saw was definately worth the trip. I once again saw Musicotherapie Film which I'd seen in the past at the Pictoplasma Character Animation Festival in 2007, and I'm still wondering why it wasn't on the final DVD collection... one of the funniest animations ever! Worth mention was the work by David O'Reilly, Tokyoplastic (who premiered the first of three animated shorts, "The Praying Machine"), a superb collage animation by Run Wrake, and many other great works by artists from around the globe. Also worth a mention is John Raskin's fantastic "I Met The Walrus"; a continual flow of surreal visualisation, illustrating every word spoken by John Lennon in an impromteu interview with 14 year old Beatle fanatic Jerry Levitan in 1969.
The film Choking Man was also a sweet story with nice little animations by Marina Zurkow. There was a post screening Q&A with director Steve Barron as well as Octavio Gómez who played the film's chronically shy protagonist.
Doodle earth was one of the fun interactive installations. Selected Illustrators have created an animated city film, upon which the public was invited to take a pen and add to the evolution of the city!