Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kinetic Cinema with Doug Fox @ Chez Bushwick

So i know you don't have plans for next Wednesday yet (not because you're not cool, but just because it's Wednesday, and it's still a week away) so allow me to suggest a fun after school activity: Doug Fox's go at Kinetic Cinema at Chez Bushwick.

If you're not yet hip to the Kinetic Cinema series (or even if you are), i highly suggest you come check it out. The program, designed and curated by Anna Brady Nuse (director of Movement Media at Pentacle, "Move the Frame" blog creator, and a dancefilm maker herself) is described as "the intersection of dance and the moving image". Every third Wednesday, she invites someone new to put together a program of dancefilms and other media that have inspired them. One of the things that i love about this series is the acknowladgement that talking about dancefilm naturally involves talking about film that isn't dance, dances that aren't on screen, and all types of media that falls somewhere in between. The result is programs that are as diverse as the are interesting - and every month it's a whole new perspective.

This month, Doug Fox (creator of Great Dance) is going to present a bunch of dance-related animations. Here's part of the press release:
The program will feature over fifteen clips from video and film animations, theatrical movie releases, TV commercials, music videos, performances and installations, and student projects. Among the highlighted animation techniques will include hand-drawn 2D animation, 3D animation, live-action and computer graphics, stop-motion, rotoscoping, motion graphics, real-time performance animation, machinima and other animation styles.

This program builds on Fox's online guide to "50 Dance and Movement Animations," which he published in January 2009 on Great Dance. He has interviewed many of the artists, animators, directors, choreographers and dancers who participated in the production of the videos which will be screened and he will share insights from these conversations during the Q & A section of the program.
Doug has a preview of what he'll be screening available on his blog - i started watching, but then decided to save it for Wednesday so it will be more of a surprise. I'm excited for all of them, particularly this one - technology i'd pretty much trade my soul for. It holds the ability to capture that best impossible moment in movement that goes by too quickly to capture or hold on to. Maybe I love it because it's where the ephemeral and i meet back up post hypermedia, or maybe it's just my undying love of the matrix trilogy.

Anyway. Hope to see you there!


Date/Time: February 11, 2009 7-9pm

Tickets: $10 at the door, no reservations.

Location: Chez Bushwick, 304 Boerum St., Buzzer #11, Brooklyn, NY 11206.

Phone: 718.418.4405


Trains: L to Morgan Street


jpheiffer said...

Cool video. Reminds me of the stuff we do in Tony's class.

Doug Fox said...

Hi Sarah,

Much thanks for the write-up. I look forward to seeing you there.

Doug Fox