A weekend of adventures in motion
November 28, 2011
It was a fantastic experience spending the weekend at onedotzero_adventures in motion festival at BFI, watching more than 70+ animations and short films last Friday and Saturday. A true celebration of 15 years of championing the progression of global digital culture and innovation in motion – thank you onedotzero, well done!
These were my favourite shorts from the 4 screenings I attended:
1 – future cities
An eclectic selection of short films, animations and motion graphics presenting evocative visions of future cities and our urban destinies. Juxtaposing utopian fantasies with nightmarish dystopias, future cities highlights the possible metropolis of tomorrow with sci-fi architectural visions, near future worlds and even touches the warped frontier of space.
Joshua Frankel: Plan of the City / USA 2011 / 13:18
Simon Russell Nothing to fear / UK 2010 / 2:36
Paul Nicholls: Golden Age / Somewhere / UK 2011 / 6:00
2 – wow and flutter
Discovering pioneering creatives producing forward thinking motion graphics, animation and experimental short-form work defining the look of tomorrow.
Alexander Gellner: One Minute Puberty / Germany 2011 / 1:41
Jonathan Monaghan: Dauphin 007 / USA 2011 / 3:11
Travis Hopkins: superstars Don’t Love / Buck 65 / Canada 2011 / 1:28
3 – extended play
Extending beyond the boundaries of traditional storytelling and style, this eclectic and engrossing range of shorts demonstrate how visual narrative can be used powerfully to create dramatic effect.
Julia Pott: Belly / UK 2011 / 7:29
Natalie Bettelheim & Sharon Michaeli: Howl / Israel 2011 / 6:45
4 – j-star
The annual serving of Japanese moving image magic is back with a bang this year with some of the most surprising and inspiring music videos, motion graphics and animated shorts. A rare chance to overdose on contemporary motion culture rarely seen outside of Japan.