ZDA, 2014, hd, 0:53
The Rocketmen are the last surviving remnant of a WPA jobs program; their hardware, uniforms and budget haven’t changed since the great depression; generations of men employed atop rooftops and radio towers, waiting to save us from the threats of tomorrow. An adventure serial about what to do until the robots arrive, seven thrilling episodes written and directed by animator Webster Crowell.
ZDA, 2012, hd, 3:46
A fisherman experiences a moment of connection with a female humpback whale in the waters off of San Francisco. Is this an example of inter-species communication or a mysterious fluke? This true story is retold in paint on a 16 foot high wall with the help of the passing public in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park.
ZDA, 2011, hd, 4:03
A man and whale argue about who is smarter and finally come to something of an understanding.
Animated in Flash and drawn by hand with tablet.
ZDA, 2010, hd, 6:53
In this film, featuring a combination of stop-motion animation and time lapse photography, two shipwreck victims spend their days on a deserted shore, making the sun rise, the tides move in and out, etc. Are they gods, or have they been driven mad by their predicament?
In this animated Op-Doc for the New York Times, an invasive rodent asks how long it takes to become a native. Animated and colored in Photoshop with scanned ink drawings.
ZDA, 2013, hd, 3:46
Hand drawn for his band Your Heart Breaks, Harsh Tokes and Bong Jokes is a drug-fuelled 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.
ZDA, 2000, hd, 5:24
Bruce Bickford, known for his claymation videos for Frank Zappa from the 1970s, continues to animate every day. Working primarily now in fine-pencilled drawn animation, this is a five minute excerpt from one of his work-in-progress films, Dream of a Beatnick Poet.
ZDA, 2012, hd, 3:02
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.
ZDA, Nizozemska, 2014, hd, 2:54
In Italian playgrounds a song is chanted that dates back to World War I. This paint on glass animation tells this dark tale of a soldier who returns home from war to find his girlfriend has left him.
Nizozemska, 2014, hd, 5:45
The Lost Mariner is an animated interpretation of Dr. Oliver Sacks’ case study found in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. It uses photographs to visualize the rare memory condition of patient Jimmie G.