BB Video: "Godel ????? Film School," excerpt from the PSST! 3 Animation Project

Derek Bledsoe, Boing Boing Video producer, is blogging daily Boing Boing Video episodes while Xeni's on the road in Africa.

Today we present "Godel ????? Film School," an animated short from the PSST! 3 Film series. Like the other shorts in the PSST! project, this one's the result of a collaboration between three teams of animators. Those teams worked together to express a single story with a uniquely animated and separately produced beginning, middle, and end.

"Godel" begins with a colorful family of ink blots digitally morphed onto a gothic landscape of kittens and disembodied Walt Disney heads. Their nightmarish adventure ends as they land in the sedative seats of a dreary film class. This delightful short was animated in part by David O'Reilly, whose work we've featured previously on Boing Boing Video.

About the PSST! 3 project, curator Bran Dougherty-Johnson tells Boing Boing,

The main creative challenge is really self-initiated. It's to create original and inspired work on no budget and in collaboration with other teams. That in itself is a challenge, but the reward is unfettered creativity and self-expression with no restraints. You can see in the films that the artists involved took this idea to heart.

Art is a form of reality creation. With PSST! we are opening a space for Motion Graphic Design and Animation to do something other than commercials and endtags, to build community and to create our own work.

PSST! 3 will be screening in New York City on Wed. March 25th at the Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. A limited number of DVDs with all 17 animations from the film project are available for purchase here.


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  1. Wow, this video has rendered BoingBoingers speechless, or er, textless. That has to be a first.
    Floating, screaming cat head ftw!

  2. I can’t watch this right now because I’m in a city in Africa where internet sucks. But I saw it at the PSST! screening with Derek, and we both thought it was possibly the most Boing Boing and most awesome of all 17 shorts. I cannot express how much I love this.

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