onedotzero festival 2011: wow+flutter 11 review

wow+flutter has always served as a showcase for new styles. This year was of course no different in showcasing some of the freshest and inspiring ways to make video graphics an artform.

Compared to some of the other screening programmes, this is probably the most diverse in content – the others stick to their certain themes but wow+flutter has no boundaries in that regard – it is governed only by innovation and creativity.

Running Order:

Jimmy Yuan: Shift
Australia
2011

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Ahmet Serif Yildirim: Cutters
Turkey
2011

The creation of paper cutouts designing new worlds whilst destroying others.

Luis Carone: 3D No Glasses
Brazil
2011

A popular internet clip and a definite crowd pleaser.

Climent Canal + Sebastian Baptista: Make it Better
Spain
2011

A stunning use of the animation of typography. A joy to watch.

Julien Regnard: Jump
France
2011

A very stylised animation about a young drug dealer.

Alexander Gellner: One Minute Puberty
Germany
2011

A true cross culture work!

Richard Swarbrick: El Clasico
UK
2011

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This was for me one of the highlights of the entire festival. This clip doesn’t really do it justice as the compression seems to have not come out quite correct. Originally commissioned by Sky Sports. Beautiful!

Hankins, Nieterau. van Kooten + Pujik: Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Netherlands
2011

Like a sort of crazy game of IT.

Johnny Kelly: Back to the Start
UK
2011

A nice cute and fluffy piece of work with a deeper meaning about farming practices.

Patrick Clair: Stuxnet: Anantomy of a Computer Virus
Australia
2011

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A disturbing piece about the first weapon to be made entirely on computer code.

Celine Desrumaux: Countdown
France
2011

The preparation of a rocket launch, based on the music of Apparat.

Kevin Manach: Vesuves
France
2011

This was a strange piece, forcing you to think! A standout illustration style with a subject you would not expect.

Joan Masoliver: Krak
Spain
2011

A representation of an unstable mind through the use of what were essentially headbanging tripods.

Emil Goodman: Henry Waltz
Hungary
2011

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This is actually a short teaser of a feature film that is currently in development. Evocative, atmospheric, a super animated version of an updated Blade Runner style future.

Rupert Cresswell: When I First Saw Jupiter
UK
2011

What happens when another Earth appears in the atmosphere? This was originally commissioned to promote the score of the newly released film – Another Earth.

Jonathan Monaghan: Dauphin 007
USA
2011

A lion loses his crown… and his head. Heavy us of symbolism but a little bit pointless?

Avner Geller + Stevie Lewis: Defective Detective
USA
2011

Animation from your more traditional Pixar style, this should be a movie.

Nando Costa: Tactile Waveforms
USA
2011

Exploring the connections between science, mathematics and music.

Tadas Svilainis: 140db
Lithuania
2011

How the human mind can be mentally abused by sound. Experimental and mental.

Ioannis Christoforou: Toylife
Greece
2010

Combination of live action and motion graphics – people are encouraged to give away/recycle their old toys to people in more need.

Rocco Pezella: Dreamcall Nightmare
Italy
2011

A glitchy Freudian trip into the deeper reaches of our common consciousness.

Superbrothers, Capy + Jim Guthrie: Audience Calibration Procedure
Canada
2011

A meandering mythopoetic advernture regarding an audiovisual experiment.

Brandon Voges + Tim Wilson: Breakfast Interrupted
USA
2011

Nice new work, could watch this all day.

Erik Jansson: WakYak
Sweden
2011

An experiment in architectural visualisation.

Haowei Hu: Seasons
USA
2011

Motion graphics based animation telling the story of the four seasons.

bif: Elements
UK
2011

Radical happenings and unique visions of the four elements – earth, water, air and fire.

Florian Baumann: How the Wild Things Are
Switzerland
2011

Short, colourful, great animation.

Daniel Schmid + Cedric Nehaus: Secret Island / Monophon
Switzerland
2011

A journey between the dream world and reality yet remaining in the here and now.

Neal Coghlan: Tasty Visuals / Kraak + Smaak
UK
2010

Originally starting as a doodle, this project turned into an animation, then 3 loops then a comission then a full blown VJ set. Coghlan was a shining star at this years Mapping Festival in Geneva. Watch out for this guy!

Pablo Gostanian [2Veinte}: Let’s Face Symmetry
Argentina
2011

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The beauty of symmetry!

Olivier Barre and Elise Garcette: Cours Toujours
France
2010

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Nomint: Mahalula the Giant Rodent of Happiness
Greece
2011

As part of the introduction to the screening, the guys from Nomint said how the name of the project was based on a woman who worked with their mother, whose name she could not pronounce. The title says the rest. Still confused? Watch the video.

Travis Hopkins: Superstars Don’t Love / Buck 65
Canada
2011

This was a masterclass in all manner of styles. Animation, hand drawings, creativity. The work speaks for itself. Genius.

Daniels: Dogboarding
USA
2011

An interesting idea… if dogs were skateboards. Possibly conceived when highly stoned, should have stayed there.

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Pete Thornton
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Pete graduated from University in 2003 with a degree in Digital Art. With a real interest in all the creative arts, he then went on to set up his own digital design agency, Elastic Eye - specialising in all forms of graphic design, web design, photography and MoreEyes VJ collective - specialising in VJ'ing, projection mapping and audio-visual performance.

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