Joaquín "Kino" Gil
4'56'' · cgi · colour
2007 | Los Angeles·CA, USA
Punto y Raya Festival 2007

Mecanismo is an extreme experiment in the use of very simple sound and images on a loop to produce complex -and yet abstract- combinations, playing with the brain's difficulties in recognizing patterns.

It's an exploration of abstract images and sounds, as well as a follow-up of the associations -planned or not- which the composition/animation process conveys to the creator; so it's method and result at the same time, an artistic piece as well as social comment.

The soundtrack was created by the author with sound loops, as part of the animation/compositon process.

Joaquín "Kino" Gil _Kino

1952 | San José, Costa Rica

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Graduated from CalArts with a formal education spanning biology, sciences, music, art and computers.
His professional film background includes Bob Zemeckis' “Contact”, Roland Emmerich's “Godzilla” , Verhoeven's “Starship Troopers”, “Stuart Little”, “Sphere” and “City of Angels”.

Today, Kino works from a boutique studio in Marina Del Rey, California, focused on digital films and animation-rich productions. His shorts “Sfereti” and “Tanz” were premiered at the Kodak Theater and are in the Renderyard Permanent Exhibition.
“Mecanismo” is a “Punto y Raya Festival 2007” finalist. His feature film “THE OUTSIDER” has won awards in the US and Europe.

Lives in Los Angeles·CA, USA.   +info