So Much To Give

Wind from Sophie Loloi on Vimeo.

An exploration of longing for my homeland’s landscape. This video is a juxtaposition of shots and sounds of wind in both Northern Iran’s Caspian Sea Shore alongside the desert dunes and sounds of White Sands New Mexico.

Another from Sean Buckelew on Vimeo.

A family’s idyllic life is interrupted when the father is killed while defending the family from an intruding bear. Asserting victory, the bear moves into the house and assumes the role of father for himself. Once his foot is in the door, however, he finds himself implicated in a family dynamic he did not expect.

Official Selection New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2014
Official Selection Northwest Animation Festival 2014
Slamdance on the Road, Los Angeles 2014
Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection GIRAF Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection Sommets du cinĂ©ma d’animation 2013

Another started as a senior thesis at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 and was completed at the California Institute of the Arts, where I’m currently studying in the Experimental Animation department. All animation is colored pencil on paper, scanned into Photoshop and composited in After Effects. I currently have a giant box full of colored-pencil ends that I hope MoMA will consider taking for their permanent collection.

Directed, Animated and Edited by Sean Buckelew
Written by Sean Buckelew, Kevin Buckelew and Michelle Yu
Sound by Corey Fogel
Bear vocals by Ian McDuffie
Color Assist by Sam Ancona, Jason Benson, Clara Kim and Ernest Kim
Composite Assist by Clara Kim
Original Music by Kevin Buckelew

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