NYC countdown – Seattle animations invade!

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Jul 142011

Only 4 days until the first screening in NYC of Inter-Action: Shorts by SEAT, Seattle Experimental Animation Team.
The first is at 92YTribeca, Mon July 18th, 8PM (tickets online, $12). The second is at the Anthology Film Archives (part of the NewFilmmakers series), Wed, July 20th, 6PM (tickets at the door, $6).

I will be there for both screenings and there will even be a merch table selling drawings and small clay figures by Bruce Bickford, as well as DVDs of my short film Plain Face and some t-shirts by Stefan Gruber!

Inter-Action: Shorts by SEAT!

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Jun 142011

Inter-Action is in two days! This Thursday, June 16th, 8PM, NW Film Forum (1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA). Buy tickets here, or RSVP to our Facebook event.

This is the official line up for Seattle’s screening. Includes live narration and music by Stefan Gruber!



Animator Tess Martin presents a collection of short animations that explore inter-actions – action between each frame of motion as well as between each subject on screen. Made individually by twelve members of SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) these thought-provoking films reflect on love, insanity, faith and murder.


1. Britta Johnson, Two Dots, 4:39 (2009)
Marbles illustrate the subtle math of a relationship in this video made for Lusine’s song ‘Two Dots.’ Marbles, dental floss and wax animated frame by frame.

2. Drew Christie, The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Lincoln, 5:15 (2010)
is an animated interpretation of the strange and bizarre life of Boston Corbett, the man who killed John Wilkes Booth.  Animated on the pages of 12 books with charcoal, pastel and crayon. Contains one instance of nudity and violence not suitable for a young audience.

3. Aaron Wendel, Dwellings, 3:53 (2010)
Over time, two houses slowly destroy each other.
Hand drawn on paper.

4. Tess Martin, Plain Face, 10:42 (2011)
In a fantastical land, a stranger arrives and is the subject of prejudice, violence and love. We follow her journey through memory as she decides whether to give up her heart. Paper and plastic cut-outs animated on a light-box.
Contains one scary moment that may not be suitable for a young audience.

5. Amanda Moore, Bridging Wounds, 5:00 (2009)
A whimsical exploration of the lives of strangers told through silhouette puppet animation.

6. Davis Limbach, Loopforms, 5:03 (2010)
is a dance of energy or spirit expressed in ‘maximized loops’. A traditional narrative is omitted in favor of a sensual, emotionally affecting experience. Ink and pencil on paper.

7. Sarah Jane Lapp, Chronicles of a Professional Eulogist, 6:30 (from 26min film, 2009)
A eulogist in training interviews his mentor on the eve of war.
India ink, wax and gouache on paper.


8. Stefan Gruber, Both Worlds, 10:17 (2011)
In an Eden like garden, cartoon
deities sit upon mountaintops ready to trade gardening tips about their mountainside utopias. Hand-animated in Flash.

9. Clyde Petersen, The Dirty Street, 4:44, (2010)
A found footage film, recut, projected and rephotographed using the “Hipstamatic” app for IPhone one frame at a time. Music by Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death. Footage: “Jealousy” – a Prelinger Archives film from the Series, Marriage for Moderns. (1954)

10. Webster Crowell, Parasol, 8:30 (2008)
Parasol is a short, quick revenge film about bicycles, dancing and speed; animated with pastels across the surface of a few thousand paper parasols.

11. Salise Hughes, Somewhere, 4:00 (2010)
Somewhere between a 1950s sock hop and the Wild West, a Technicolor and Black and White pair of lovers meet to belt out a tune from “West Side Story.” Found footage manipulated frame by frame.

12. Bruce Bickford, The Comic That Frenches Your Mind, 5:28 (2008)
Bruce Bickford’s latest complete pencil animation is a trip – this is your mind on eggs.
Contains nudity and drug use.

Inter-Action coming to NYC!

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May 312011

Inter-Action: A Collection of Shorts by SEAT, Seattle Experimental Animation Team.

This program is premiering at the NW Film Forum in Seattle, WA on June 16th, 8:00PM, but it is also screening at 92YTribeca in New York City on July 18th at 8:00PM. Please spread the word to your New York friends! Buy tickets here. This program includes a recent short by cult animator Bruce Bickford, and the Seattle screening will include live narration and music for Stefan Gruber’s new short Both Worlds!

Inter-Action: A collection of shorts by SEAT, Seattle Experimental Animation Team

Animator Tess Martin presents a collection of short animations that explore inter-actions – action between each frame of motion as well as between each subject on screen. Made individually by twelve members of SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) these thought-provoking films reflect on love, insanity, faith and murder. Includes films by: BRITTA JOHNSON, DREW CHRISTIE, AARON WENDEL, TESS MARTIN, AMANDA MOORE, DAVIS LIMBACH, SARAH JANE LAPP, CLYDE PETERSEN, WEBSTER CROWELL, STEFAN GRUBER, SALISE HUGHES and BRUCE BICKFORD.

WALLRUS 2.0 Underway

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Mar 162011

Check out this nice write up in the KOMO Capitol Hill blog about SEAT-er Amanda Moore’s new animated work on the big red wall:

“Moore said she and her friends were able to install the entire backdrop, a mock Seattle Times front page, in one day. She said the wind was howling and the rain was coming down sideways for most of the work, but everything went as planned.”

Darn right the rain was sideways! My umbrella was shredded.

WALLRUS is coming to get you!

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Mar 052011

Check out the new poster designed by Amanda Moore for the kick-off event on March 10th at the Wallrus wall! It’s going to be awesome!

Also, be sure to check out the recent KOMO news article/blog about our Wallrus project, including animator Clyde Petersen’s video that was partially animated on the wall in chalk:

“Unlike a mural, which is painted and then remains static, the animation project is constantly changing. The first artist to take a crack at Wallrus was Clyde Petersen, who used the space to create a giant chalkboard animation. The animation came together slowly, frame by frame, until Petersen had an entire film completed, which he recently released as a music video for the Portland band The Thermals.

Amanda Moore will take over the space next week to create an animated title sequence for her own ambitious project, “The Open Town.” Using characters such as a contortionist, a disgraced police chief and a vaudeville tycoon, Moore will create her own story about the city’s turbulent past.”

And finally, keep an eye on Amanda’s website, where she posts updates on her Wallrus stint, including this picture of a giant cut-out puppet that will be animated on the 10th!

Wallrus Take 2

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Feb 272011

The SEAT wall in Cal Anderson Park is about to get animated! Check out the press release below. You’ll notice that the kick off coincides with animator Tess Martin’s Gallery reception at ArtsWest in West Seattle (of course the West Seattle and Capitol Hill art walks have to be on the same Thursday!), but whatever you choose to do the gallery show will be up until April 26th, and there will be periodic opportunities to watch animation on the wall as well:

Wallrus, an animated wall project lasting four years and involving 8 animators, continues in its second installment, on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 in Seattle’s Cal Anderson Park. Local animator and SEAT member Amanda Moore will create large scale animations detailing Seattle’s storied and turbulent history destined for a short film titled ‘The Open Town’.

SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team) in conjunction with Sound Transit, and with support from the NW Film Forum presents: Wallrus – 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.

Amanda Moore will begin her work on the wall at 6PM during the Capitol Hill art walk on March 10th, 2011. The spectacle is free and open to the public and will include a vaudeville showman, old time music and a Seattle artist at work. During her 6 month tenure on the wall, Amanda will be re-imagining flamboyant characters from Seattle’s turbulent past. A
contortionist, a disgraced police chief, and a vaudeville tycoon will be just a few of the characters appearing in the bigger than life spectacle.

Amanda Moore has lived in many different places but she finds the most inspiration in Seattle. Her fascination with local history informs much of the artwork Amanda has created over the past five years. She divides her time between graphic design, animation, and working at a board game invention studio.
Forthcoming and previous animators include: Webster Crowell, Britta Johnson, Sarah Jane Lapp, Tess Martin, Clyde Petersen and Coyote central.