Friday, March 20, 2009

Keith Loutit's 'Little Sydney' short films

I just discovered this guy the other day on Boing-Boing. At first i thought this piece "Bathtub IV" was some kind of incredible claymation, reminded me of the old Gumby (maybe because of the weird use of depth of field?) I was not sure, I just couldn't figure it out. But according to his web page he's shooting real life "combining a variety of techniques including tilt-shift and time-lapse photography" - really cool. check him out below and go to his Vimeo page to see other cool clips, all worth watching.

Funny thing, as I was watching this short film, without knowing, it looked vaguely familiar, then there were tell tale signs that indeed the location was somewhere i had been... In fact it was Sydney, Australia where I hung out for a few weeks when i had my Fuck You All exhibit and one of my first ever public speaking engagements back in 1998. My show and talk were there on the beach at the Bondi Pavillion, and a cool photo from that trip of an empty, mossy, swimming pool is in my book The Idealist (the same pool, seeing better days is in Loutit's short "Helpless"). I eventually clicked through to Keith's website and indeed found out he's based in Sydney and all his work is based in or around the area. Nice stuff.

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