But if you’d like more information about the video/ film and photography programs in the area,
check out The Art Association of Jackson Hole, The Central Wyoming College Film/ Video and Radio Broadcast offerings and also the cool digital media opportunities at the Teton County Library.
Recently I came by an article titled, The Everlasting GIF by Clive Thompson –
Thompson discusses the popularity of and the simplicity of the GIF. GIF stands for Graphic Interchange Format, Thompson was talking about animated GIFs – which comprises a number of frames that are displayed in succession. Thompson goes on to compare the GIF with Muybridge’s ‘galloping horse’ and searches for what it is that attracts us to such a simple moving format. On his blog, The Popular Uncanny, Michael Arnzen talks about this same phenomenon and the idea of bringing a dead, still image to ‘life’ through simple movement. That is what film / video is about for me – the presence or non-presence of images in motion. This is such a sweeping generalization but it is true – the magic of moving images is incredible emotive and impactful even distilled into it’s simplest format. I love how both these writers traced this new and trending format – the animated gif – and brought its ‘power’ back to the beginnings of cinema.
read Arnzen’s post: The Popular Uncanny
and try to read the WIRED article by Clive Thompson at this link – it is called the Everlasting Gif, but I cannot find it online, sadly.
This TreeFight trailer, created by Jackson Hole High School Freshman Peter Prestrud, is for a web series they’ll be creating with Peter’s company, Alarm Clock Films. Peter is a freshman and Jackson Hole High School and has been into filmmaking for awhile – his web series is sure to give Treefight some added punch and seems like a rad idea.
You can watch the trailer for the Treefight web series here – on alarmclockfilms’ website.
To find out more about Treefight, click here.
Or watch the trailer directly below. Peter shot this Treefight trailer on 12/12/12 for the One Day on Earth / One Day in Jackson Hole community film projects. If you don’t know about that – google it, right quick! Nice work Peter and David (another filmmaker turned tree savior here in town.)
The TreeFighters – 1/1/2013 trailer from TreeFight on Vimeo.
This blows me away! “What creative genius pulled this off?” you ask…
Friedrich von Schoor is who.
You must watch this video!
spider projection from Friedrich van Schoor on Vimeo.