“Tribocycle” was created by using raw footage from my previous film “Triboluminescence” and is designed as a looping movie for large scale projections and installations.
I had a blast working on this collaboration with Michael Garfield. We mutually agreed that our work was on the same wavelength and could merge into something amazing. I proposed doing an animation collaboration using a collection of our drawings and paintings as the base. Michael’s music and a beautiful rant on evolution set the tone for the animation…
Music by Michael Garfield - michaelgarfield.net
“International Club (feat. Tourmaline Todd)” | “Evolution and Improvisation”
Animation by Ben Ridgway - benridgway.com
Art by Michael Garfield and Ben Ridgway
Available in 4k (2160p), 1080p, 720p
“Evolution and improvisation: we talk about them as if they’re two different things, but really, “everyone knows” that evolution is a blind process that relies upon the generation of variation.
In the sense that we can call it a computer or a learning process, or a dynamic living system, the evolutionary process itself adjusts in its expression to changing environments and changing relationships between the so-called products of the evolutionary process, which – really, you can’t separate the process from the products because we are evolution, in the sense that evolution is understood as the full body of life over time.
So at any given moment we are performing it, it is expressing itself through us, but we shouldn’t understand any of the things that life does as separate from what we are. What we do and what we are are, at least as I understand it, philosophically identical. “
I am very pleased to announce that my film “Ad Infinitum” will be playing at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) as part of the Avant-Garde Animation program!
DETROIT FILM THEATRE
Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2013 – 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 05, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Sunday, January 05, 2014 – 2:00 PM
This is a style frame from a commercial I worked on with Mirari & Co over the summer. I was responsible for modeling, animation, and design/conceptual work.
More info: http://www.mirari.tv/Cartier-Odyssee
The part I worked on in the movie is at about :48 where the camera flys up into the domed ceiling.
Project Name: Cartier Odyssée
Production Company: Passion Paris
Design & production company: Mirari & Co
Director: Jimmy Yuan
Producer : Michelle Xie
Senior 3D generalist:
Andrew Sanderson , Wayne Osborne
Compositor/lighter: (Lead ) Wayne Osborne, Matt Grainger, Chris Norris
Modelling/animation : Zarvan Kotwal , Andrew Sanderson, Ben Ridgway (designer)
Ray Kristianto (initial frames)
Storyboard: Alexandre Belbari
This week and weekend my film “Cosmic Flower Unfolding” will be playing at the CINETORO Film Festival in Colombia, South America.
CINETORO FILM FESTIVAL is an international festival of film and media arts that encourages experimentation in all aspects of film production up, bringing new images of the world and ways of creating new audiences, promoting cultural exchange and ideas through various educational activities involving people of all ages and nationalities, in a region with multiple potential eco and agro-tourism, the municipality of Toro , Roldanillo ( Rayo Museum ) and Carthage ( Santiago Square ) Norte del Valle del Cauca – Colombia.