Skip to main content

"Cicada Princess" & "Sasquatch Rides!"

I'd like to say first of all, this is SMG's 200th post!  So happy 200th everyone!  I'd share my celebration cake with you but it doesn't share, Google +, post, or another type of virtual sharing very well...

My first [short flick] internet find is this really awesome music video entitled Cicada Princess.  It has a Short of The Week award [http://www.shortoftheweek.com].  Which you can find the webpage here: http://www.shortoftheweek.com/2014/01/22/cicada-princess/.  The film's composition was by Jesse Solomon Clark.  Fantastic soundtrack!  I will say with the utmost certainty, Clark's performance has a certain brilliance in the music, it just speaks to your heart in a weird way.  Cicada Princess, and I'm just going to say it straight: is a beautiful epic.  Also, it's not Stop Motion!  It's puppetry!  Some of the most beautiful puppetry I've seen since Jim Henson passed anyway.  The film has a very beautiful and poetic narration, which is by Stephen Fry.  Princess includes magnificent lines like:


"Most folks, spend a lifetime looking for something.  Cicadas have but two days... two nights..."

Link: http://vimeo.com/84058031

Cicada Princess from Jesse Solomon Clark on Vimeo.
For a list of the full credit's go to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2474128/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt.


Next short film pick is Sasquatch Rides!  Now this short is actually Stop Motion, and has some of the best charter animation I've seen in a music video.  It would seem that every two years or so we will get a great, interesting, slightly obscure video for slightly obscure music.  Stop Motion is... appropriate, in the case of this film's storytelling aspect.  I also think that the harry eyeball with eyes is one of the coolest puppets with fur that I've seen in a while.  The puppets were made, and the film was directed by Lars C Larsen.  Dragon frame blog reports:

"Lars was a set-builder for Coraline and is currently a rigger on Boxtrolls."

Which I find to be very intriguing and, promising.  Lars just might be the next Phil Tippett!

Music video: http://vimeo.com/83991375
Sepia Tones website: http://sepiatones.bandcamp.com

Sasquatch Rides! from Lars C Larsen
Music and Production Design By: Tobin Robinson
Animated By: Suzanne Twining
Directed by: Lars C Larsen
Produced by: nanofarm.tv
Scenic elements: Charles Daniels
Puppets: Tobin Robinson and Lars C Larsen
Compositing: Suzanne Twining, Lars C Larsen
Drums and Track: Andrew Hodgson at the Shire
Mix: Antreo Pukay at Tell Tail Recording, Portland, Oregon
Super Big Thanks to: DOA, Anne Mueller, Mighty Pug, Heather Henson, Mark Mueller, Morgan Hay, The Achiever's Board, Rob Shaw, Molly Grebens, Omphemetse Olesitse

Popular posts from this blog

Peter and the Wolf

I was incredibly impressed with  Peter and the Wolf which is a 2006 Stop Motion short film,










Another Post about armatures

I know that I have a lot of posts concerning armatures, well here's another.

Frankenweenie armatures

These are armatures and puppets from the Tim Burton film "Frankenweenie."

Sweet Dreams & Storyboard pro!

Lets go back into time about four years ago, in 2009 we had probably the best year for stopmo ever;  I mean it, there's Fantastic Mr. Fox, Coraline, and A town Called panic, all were