Apr 142011
 

vimeo feature

Well you’d never guess it. April 1st, 2011 brought an interesting surprise to SEAT members as the Thermals video produced on the wall at Cal Anderson as part 1 of Wallrus ended up as a featured video on the new iPhone Vimeo app screenshots. The play count went through the roof and director Clyde Petersen wondered if it was an April Fools joke from Vimeo. But two weeks later, it’s still there. It’s everywhere. How nice. If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out now!

Sep 252010
 

I’m up in Bellingham today to meet up with the Thermals as they embark on their tour of North America. Hopefully, we will be able to meet up for a few hours between the end of soundcheck, and their set to shoot some footage for the Wallrus animation project, a music video I am making for their song, Not Like Any Other Feeling.  More info at http://www.notlikeanyotherfeeling.com.

Sep 132010
 

The WALLRUS project is underway on a wall in Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill. Come back here or visit Clyde Petersen’s personal website for updates on the next shoot in the park.  Below is the press release for the kick-off that happened Sept 9th 2010.

Wallrus, an animated wall project lasting four years and involving 8 animators, kicks off at 6PM on Thursday , September 9th, 2010 in Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park. Local artist/musician Clyde Petersen will create a large scale animation destined for a music video. Check out the cool logo on the left and postcard at the bottom designed by Amanda Moore!

ABOUT WALLRUS:
SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) in conjunction with Sound Transit, and with support from the NW Film Forum and Art Work Fine Art Services presents:   Wallrus – The slow moving, ungainly giant movie, an eight part collaborative mural/animation created over four years on the surface of a construction barrier in Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park. Seven animators and one school group collaborating over time will take over part of the huge plywood wall around the Capitol Hill Light Rail construction – specifically a section by ’the Philosopher’s Tree’ near the 10th Ave and Denny park entrance.  Beginning Thursday September 9th this wall will become an animated mural, with a new animator arriving
every six months to transform the wall entirely , culminating in evening screenings of ‘wall’ animation and selected films curated by the artist of the season.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Initial artist Clyde Petersen begins his animation at 6PM during the Capitol Hill art walk on September 9th, 2010. The spectacle is free and open to the public.  He will be working on a music video for Portland based band, The Thermals. The project will  celebrate the wonders of travel in outer space.

ABOUT THE ANIMATORS:

Clyde Petersen runs the Seattle-based production company Do It For the Girls Productions.  He divides time between producing live action and animated music videos, touring with  and managing local bands, and teaching youth film making camps. His most recent feature  film, The Unspeakable, premiered in July 2010.

Forthcoming animators include:

Webster Crowell

Britta Johnson

Sarah Jane Lapp

Tess Martin

Amanda Moore

and Coyote central.

All named animators are part of SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team), a loose  coalition of animator/filmmakers based in Seattle whose mission is to be a nurturing force  for the creation and dissemination of experimental animation.

ABOUT WALLRUS:SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) in conjunction with Sound Transit, and with support from the NW Film Forum and Art Work Fine Art Services presents:   Wallrus – The slow moving, ungainly giant movie, an eight part collaborative mural/animation created over four years on the surface of a construction barrier in Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park. Seven animators and one school group collaborating over time will take over part of the huge plywood wall around the Capitol Hill Light Rail construction – specifically a section by ’the Philosopher’s Tree’ near the 10th Ave and Denny park entrance.  Beginning Thursday September 9th this wall will become an animated mural, with a new animator arrivingevery six months to transform the wall entirely , culminating in evening screenings of ‘wall’ animation and selected films curated by the artist of the season.ABOUT THE EVENT:Initial artist Clyde Petersen begins his animation at 6PM during the Capitol Hill art walk on September 9th, 2010. The spectacle is free and open to the public.  He will be working on a music video for Portland based band, The Thermals. The project will  celebrate the wonders of travel in outer space.