Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hooray for xerox!

I been trying to figure out what this film is going to look like. Will it look like Torrey Pines, or my other experiment with the ferry riot (puppets?) Will it be drawn in Flash or on paper.... claymation?


As you may know, there will be a zine released with the film and I want the zine to LOOK LIKE A ZINE! Like as much black toner ink as possible. Then talking with my buddy, I suddenly I get the idea.... the film should look like a zine too! You know that black and white xerox look? YES! So now my plan is to collect local zines and show flyers/ posters and animate them. Repurposed and totally LOCAL. 

I'll go ahead and promise not to get too HOT TOPIC with the "punk rockness" of it all.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thee Infamous Kitsap Ferry Riot News!

This Saturday we'll be hanging out at the old Josephine space in Ballard, now called the Woodland Theatre. Kenneth Piekarski has his newly built Weird Sounds studio in there, and that's where we'll be conducting interviews for my animated short documentary. I'll be posting photos of the shenanigans soon. Members of The Accused, Dehumanizers will share stories about how the TDO changed the Seattle scene and led to several riots between police and teenagers.... including THE INFAMOUS KITSAP FERRY RIOT!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Infamous Kitsap Ferry Riot

"The Infamous Kitsap Ferry Riot" animated documentary and graphic novel.

The focus of this project, right now, is to add more context to the Teen Dance Ordinance as it affected the all ages scene from it's inception through to the ferry riot in 1987. I got a copy of the TDO from the City of Seattle and noticed that some of the very first words in the ordinance talks about police power. I've talked to people who witnessed brutality by police right after the TDO of 1985 went into effect at The Circle Jerks Riot at Gorilla Gardens in Nov 1985. The Monastery was in the news for it's reputation as a haven for teen sex and drugs, but Gorilla Gardens had similar problems as well. Right after the TDO was in effect, the police went in and shut it down forcefully by inciting a riot. There were a couple other incidents between police and punks at various locations in Seattle before the all ages scene totally dried up. All ages shows moved to Tacoma, Bremerton, Bellevue and Everett, and they also had problems after awhile. By the time the Kitsap Ferry Riot happened, kids had experience dealing with cops. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Full Tilt Ice Cream Ad showing at SIFF 2017

 Awhile back I made an animated ad for Full Tilt Ice Cream. Looks like it'll be playing before selected films at SIFF 2017.

click here to see the ad.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"Cutter" music video by R.Ring out now!

I love this song. It was a blast making the video. Fuck yes. And the CD cover and LP gatefold looks amazing. Much love to Mike and Kelley.

"Clyde and Chris’ imagery captures perfectly those feelings of shame, isolation and aggressive carelessness that the lyrics evoke.”

Click here to see R.Ring's video for "Cutter."

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Squid Knuckle

"Squid Knuckle" lives in the suburban housing development of May's Pond during the mid 1980's when latchkey kids were the norm. Tweens and teens are left to their own devices, experimenting with drugs and alcohol unwittingly provided by their own parents. It's about sneaking out late at night, discovering porn mags, shoplifting, running from the cops, and dodging creeps in the woods."

This is my long term film project. I'm still fleshing out the story. Actually, the story is complete, there is just no ending. I don't know if there needs to be an ending. If there is no ending, and the story just drops off, will it matter to the audience? I guess I'm feeling a bit experimental about the storyline itself, and the film may simply be a series of vignettes.

I'm hoping to have a vignette finished by Summer 2017, so I can pitch it for some funding. I don't need a lot of money, just enough to afford paper and paint and maybe pay some bills along the way. I don't feel confident about a kickstarter or gofundme at this time, but I'm hoping I can find some grant money to get started.