Implosion of Light and Sound 1: I'll be at the Bottom of the Ocean

Implosion of Light and Sound 1: I'll be at the Bottom of the Ocean
Huckleberry Lain
3'38'' · cgi · colour
2010 | Los Angeles·CA, USA
Punto y Raya Festival 2011


The impetus for this project came from studying traditional mosaics while an artist in residency in Florence, Italy. I was moved by the abstract and repetitive design of the non-representational mosaics.
I continued the rest of my residency to develop a CG animation technique using similar concepts of patterns created from simple shapes. The result was a style based in a somewhat forgotten method that can be further advanced by modern technologies of stereoscopic 3-D and computer generated animation.
This film can be presented in 3-D.

Soundtrack was developed as a collaborative effort by Languis (Alejandro Cohen). We have collaborated on many previous projects and this is the first in a series that we are in the middle of developing.

Huckleberry Lain
Huckleberry Lain

1981 | Montara·CA, USA

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Huckleberry obtained his Master in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in Animation and Digital Arts.
He studied under leaders in the field of experimental filmmaking both inside and outside of academia - Mike Kuchar, Bradley Eros, Kathy Smith, Christine Panushka, Maasaki Tanabe and many other esteemed filmmakers.
Recently he founded a gallery in downtown Los Angeles, piXel (+) freQuency. As a board member of the art organization Newtown, based in and an employee of the iotaCenter (a non-profit organization that promotes experimental film), he curates exhibitions and events around the greater Los Angeles area.

Huckleberry has made over a dozen films that have shown across the world including a documentary, traces of A city (2008), that became a finalist in the 2009 Damah Film Festival in Hiroshima (Japan).
He spent time as a visiting professor in Florence (Italy), teaching students studying abroad at Studio Art Centers International. His films were featured in many programs and film festivals in New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Chicago and other parts of the world.

Lives in Los Angeles·CA, USA.   +info