No False Note
NO FALSE NOTE
September 29th AT 7PM
Music and visuals have always been important for each other, and especially so in animation. It's only natural that animation has become a sought-after medium for music videos, and that music often plays a crucial role in independent animated shorts. This program shows off some of the most intriguing and inventive music-based films to come out of the Pacific Northwest.
2009 - 4 min
Marbles illustrate the subtle math of a relationship in this video made for Lusine's song 'Two Dots.'
2008 - 4 min
An owl rounds up musicians and leads them to daylight in this music video for Stephen Hedley.
Emeralds and Angels
2014 - 4 min
Devin Ensz manages to strike a nice balance between color and black and white, and elegant and messy in this electrifying video for Real Don Music.
Empress of the North
2010 - 4 min
Animated by local artist Drew Christie, this video for "Empress of the North" for the band Moondoggies, shows us the powerful magnetism of desire as one lonely man tries in vain to rescue a still-beating heart from the ocean floor.
And She Was
1985 - 3.5 min
Symbolism and a cheeky wit populate this xerographic music video for Talking Heads, and it would lead Jim Blashfield to work with the likes of Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Michael Jackson.
2010 - 6 min
Abstract interpretation of a jazz duet between pianist Paul Plimley and bassist Barry. This film, animated straight ahead without the aid of storyboards, affirms Kandinsky's claim, that every shape and sound have an equal vibration in the soul.
Harsh Tokes and Bong Jokes
2013 - 4 min
Hand drawn for his band Your Heart Breaks, Harsh Tokes and Bong Jokes is a drug-fueled teenage ride through the grunge rock streets of Seattle, Washington in the 1990's. Climb into a car with a bunch of queer teenagers as they take bong hits, rock out to mix tapes and play guitar on the beach.
King Kong Kitchie-Kitchie-Kim-E-O
2012 - 3 min
The strange courtship of a frog and a mouse - an animated music video made with watercolors for Laura Veirs' song King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki- Me- O, featuring Bela Fleck on the banjo.
The Shrine/An Argument
2011 - 8 min
An elk and his rider must part at the beginning of this atmospheric and entrancing video for Fleet Foxes. What follows is a lonely, mystical and turbulent journey that you will not forget.
2014 - 3 min
This 8-bit video for Joe Hawley's project, (pronounced
Miracle Musical), is paired with a video game that you can download to continue the adventure.
Not Like Any Other Feeling
2010 - 4 min
This charmingly lo-fi video for The Thermals re-imagines the first moon landing with the aid of chalk and a giant wall in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park.
2006 - 5 min
Using a mix of animation, live action video and post-production manipulation Chel White confronts us with some of the biggest challenges facing our society in this video for Thom Yorke.
Choreography for Copy Machine (Photocopy Cha-Cha)
1991 - 4 min
Humorous and sublime, the ultimate Xerox fetish film. All of the film's images were created solely by using the photographic capabilities of a photocopying machine to generate sequential pictures of hands, faces, and other body parts.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122