Lumen Animae teamed up with audience members at The Quest Gallery, Venice Beach, and BIL conference 2013, Long Beach, to make a short animated film 'Sharing the Planet'. The technique used is referred to as light animation. Each member of the audience gets a little colored light to 'draw' with. We have a storyboard that is introduced to the people in the audience, and direct the shoot, using slow exposure on our cameras to capture the trajectory of light movement, shot after shot, scene after scene, until we have the footage. At BIL conference we had a shoot in the morning, used the day to edit it, and had a screening for the same audience in the evening.
Most of us have heard of TED or watched the talks online, but do you know about BIL? BIL features a wild mix of technologists, scientists, artists, and those with a passion for community awareness. Join LUMEN ANIMAE at BIL on March 2-3, 2013 in Long Beach, California.
BIL emerged from a community of people who aspire to change the world for the better. The BIL Conference 2013 speaker lists include brilliant emerging and established forward thinkers at the top of their fields. Our attending guests are involved thinkers and doers who are helping to create the future - this year’s topics focused on innovation, life extension, space, robotics, startups, DIY, social change, interpersonal relationships, community, education, and art.
Quest Gallery, Venice Beach, California
Light Animation Workshop
Paint with light to create your very own animated short!
Join us at The Quest Gallery in Venice Beach and experience a show of art and animation, followed by an integrative workshop. The event will be presented by two filmmakers Ruah Edelstein and Masha Vasilkovsky, co-founders of Lumen Animae. You will learn to paint with light, it will be shot into animation, made into a short and uploaded online for you to share with all your friends.
A wholesome and artistic expression for groups of all ages and levels of experience.
Theater Production: 'I SEE YOU'
Fusion of Shadow Theater, Dance, Film, Music, Character and Experimental Animation
Merima Ključo's composition Couperin visiting the Balkans based on François Couperin's Les Rozeaux (The Reeds)". Audio recording by Miroslav Tadić in Sylmar, California. Ruah Edelstein's animation is an adaptation from her earlier film 'Died 100 Times'. The project is a creative partnership between the two artists within Lumen Animae amity that promotes socio centric philosophy and collaborative fusion of different art forms.
"Merima Ključo's playing speaks of things human – it tells, elaborates, contemplates things which need to be told, things observed, things imagined, things believed" - TAMARA BROOKS - Conductor
Internationally renowned accordionist Merima Ključo performs as a recitalist and has been guest soloist with orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Holland Symphonia and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. As soloist she has participated in a number of renowned festivals including the St. Magnus Festival, the City of London Festival, the Gaudeamus Festival and the Gubaidulina Festival.
Ključo's involvement with world music is an enriching musical experience that brings a new dimension of interest to her work.
As the producer, composer and arranger for her highly rated album Zumra, she has created a multi-layered dynamic interpretation of a musical tradition she treasures. Zumra was voted byThe Sunday Times (UK) as one of the "Top 100" albums of 2010 (number 4 of the top 10 world music albums).
Ključo has taught workshops and master classes in many conservatories and universities, including the Guildhall School of Music (England), the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and Syracuse and Georgetown universities (USA). She was a faculty member at Yellow Barn (Putney, VT) during the 2011 Summer season.
Animation is a replica of a Solar System's stars, traised over a map and shot with slow shutter reliese exposure using light animation.
Animation Projection Mapping on Buildings in Karskrona, Sweden
with support from Karlskrona Municipality cultural Department
The project is a collaboration between distinguished watercolor artist Irina Novokrescionova, who lives and works in Karlskrona, and Los Angeles based animator and cinematographer Ruah Edelstein. The installation is of lost boundaries, where paintings gain another dimension. It is a timeline that lets viewers live in the moment of presented reality. Edelstein's films are known to have a painterly quality; and for the filmmaker the collaboration with Irina Novokrescionova, a painter of distinctive style and vibrant colors, is a playful process of turning still imagery into media art. By presenting this installation in downtown Karlskrona within the context of the local community the project team hopes to inspire a dialogue supporting the community through art, sowing the seeds of trusting human relationships through creativity, regardless of age or cultural background. The installation implied interactive elements provided by a programmer Fedir Hallenius and two composers Charlie Hale, and Alina Kozlovskaja.
Yuri Norstein is the highly esteemed Russian animator whose critical acclaim in the international animation community matches that of Walt Disney, John Lasseter, and Hayao Miyazaki. Known as “the Pushkin of animation”, Norstein’s films have won countless awards at prestigious film festivals around the world. At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival, Norstein’s Tale of Tales was voted the “Greatest Animated Film of All Time” by an international jury.
&NOW Conference for Authors of Innovative Literature, San Diego
presenting Oah & Harlam Episodes with screening, reading and Q&A