April 30-May 15, 2013
Curated by the students of EMF 330W: Writing Media Criticism
School of Communication, Northern Arizona University
Copy Editor: Jon Torn, Ph.D.
Read the articles . . . watch the films . . . leave your comments, thanks!
A selection of award-winning shorts that demonstrate how independent animation and digital effect houses and artists are transforming the medium with fresh takes on traditional animation, 3-D imagery, and CGI effects.
"Heart": a Battle for Love - essay by Chance Boultinghouse
The Light of Learning in The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - essay by Elizabeth Nelson
We Are Watching You: Surveillance Society in Mato Atom's "Seagulls" - essay by Chance St. George
Live Action Program
Live action shorts from yesterday and today that rethink conventional narrative in original and interesting ways.
Pies Are Never Free: Taking a Slice of Caleb's Slain's "Free Pie" - essay by Cristina Salguero-Perez
A Spiritual Quest in Black and White: Maya Deren's "At Land" (1944) - essay by Kandis Toney
Re-visualizing an American Myth in "John Henry and the Railroad: the True Tall Tale" - essay by Gregg Ensminger
Watch this film at http://vimeo.com/59767453
Music Video Program
A selection of provocative and transgressive music videos that challenge social boundaries.
WARNING: These videos contain strong language, explicit violence and sexual material. Please use discretion before viewing. NSFW.