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Sarah and I have just finished our first documentary, Booth Babes: A Short Documentary. It's a short film exploring the Booth Babes phenomenon at E3. We've been going to E3 for the past three years, since I started working with GamesFirst! It's always a blast, and we've always been struck (as has everybody else in attendance, I'm sure) with the women game companies hire to help promote their wares. Why are they there? Where do they come from? What to they want from us? These are just some of the questions on our minds. We got some answers, and we got them on film so we could share our new insight with you. Featuring a great theme song by DJ Funken Wagnalls, some killer stills by Al Wildey, and the interviewing skills of Matt Blackburn, this one should give you a good chuckle. Click here to check out Booth Babes: A Short Documentary.
Check out L'Ecrivain (the writer), a short film I did for an image and text art course during the fall of 1999. The film is 58 seconds long, and composed of stop-motion photography and animated backgrounds. I've been researching Japanese manga and anime for my MA thesis, and this film is strongly influenced by the Japanese aesthetic. Sarah took the initial photos with a digital camera, and they were then processed into the animation. I removed the backgrounds from many of the frames, and replaced them with expressionistic patterns to reinforce the story of a writer doing what he does -- writing.
Booth Babes: A Short Documentary (Click this link for the
Click here to view the Booth Babes Trailer
here to watch L'Ecrivain in Real Video.
It's finally available! Bad Neighbor: An Urban Legend can be seen on Ifilm.com in RealPlayer format, or in Windows Media Player format. It looks great, and it downloads nicely over the 56K modem. Dig those stills.
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