Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 8.24

It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up!

Lots more after the jump!


I’m not sure when we’re going to be over this man’s passing,
but he left us beautiful moments. Here’s one.
David Rakoff: The Invisible Made Visible


Allison Schulnik in her studio

from the page
The queen of lush and juicy paint Allison Schulnik opened up her studio to Beautiful/Decay and Visual Creatures to give our readers insight into the world of sad hobo clowns and her painting and animation process. Allison discusses how her paintings inform her animations and vice versa, the long history of artists in her family, and how Los Angeles allows artists to have quiet time in the studio yet have a community.


A stop-motion music video made from 15,000 stills
Dream Music: Part 2

Found at Colossal.

from the page
Dream Music: Part II is a musical voyage into the depths of the subconscious. This lyrical narrative reflects on the perception of time within dreams and waking life. Filmed on location in 2 states over the course of 6 months, we explored our new production technique of what we call ‘lyric-lapsing’, to achieve the surrealistic feeling of movement. We built upon the foundation of Part 1 with ambitious ideas that usually took around 6-8 hours of work for 3-4 seconds of footage. Our goal was to pioneer a new film genre by telling a story through art and music. Part 2 was made to transport the viewer from their own reality into a world of dreams and at the end, they awake to wonder how we were able to take them there. Each scene was born from the symbolic meaning of the lyrics and overall message of the film; Time is the illusion within the dream of life.

Credits and links at the page.


Get Kraken!

{via Madfishmonger}


Featured image is a still from the Allison Schulnik interview by Beautiful Decay.



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  1. I don’t know where you find the time to gather all of this awesome in one place, but I’m so glad that you do! I relinquish my Friday to the linkage.

  2. re: Phyllis Diller, Ms. Barr sayeth, “I imagine her shock right about now, when G-d opens the gates and places a crown upon her head. She’ll be pleasantly surprised if it turns out that all of her atheist ideas were wrong.”

    I don’t know many atheists who would be pleasantly surprised by that.

    Must check video links now… 😉

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