Optimized!

Shot loads of video and made idents for this film in NY/NJ that documents just some of what went on at freeform radio station WFMU in Jersey City, USA from 6-10 June 2016 when Vicki Bennett and John Kilduff were Artists in Residence.

This residency consisted of “Optimized!” – a week-long online a/v radio station which experimented with ideas of what radio might be in the world of high speed internet broadcasting.

The content included 26 new a/v artist commissions selected and programmed by Vicki Bennett, where people were invited to respond to the word “optimized”, John Kilduff’s live “Let’s Paint TV” daily video show which combines, painting, cooking and exercise, and an evening at the station with an in-house studio audience.

This documents just some of what went on. The rest is archived at http://wfmu.org/playlists/up

Channel 4 TV – Short Films for Random Acts and Animate Projects

I did the animation on these two films commissioned by Animate Projects for Random Acts on Channel 4 TV in collaboration with Vicki Bennett and Ergo Phizmiz.

Title of film: We Are Not Amused
Director: Vicki Bennett

Synopsis of film: Who knows where ideas come from? You or me? Or THEM? The Muses are angry and they want their ideas back! This is a story of thieving and reappropriation, staged on a mythological platform.

Title of film: The Golem, An Inanimate Matter
Name of filmmaker(s): Vicki Bennett

Synopsis of film: The Golem, a monstrous being of inanimate matter from Jewish folklore, is accidentally summoned from a book wreaks havoc through a library.

Link to stills from The Golem: http://peoplelikeus.org/2013/the-golem-on-channel-4-tv/

Random Acts/Channel 4 website

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