TRLLM (K8Howl & JakRitger) Music Videos - 2013 - 2019
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Oration - Gaps and Spaces

"Oration" by Gaps and Spaces
Greg Ward & Caleb Willitz
From the Record: Synoptic Optiks

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This project is partially supported by an individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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/// Sculpture by
Shannon Wallack:

/// Directed by
Jak Ritger and K8 Howl:

About the Process:
Shannon Wallack, created a set of 125 ceramic "Brixels." The surface of each brick was sculpted to create animated designs when photographed sequentially. Once Wallack created the set, animators Jak Ritger and K8 Howl, set on the task of bringing the Brixels to life. Working in Wallack's studio, the duo performed a range of stop-motion experiments to test the limits of the material. Using the song as inspiration, scenes where constructed with specific digital transformations in mind. The film is a playful dance between genres, moods, and film techniques.

Music Video Premiere on The Creators Project:

Record Review on Something Else! Reviews:

This film is a continuation of the collaborative effort between Shannon and Jak that began with a short film for a song by Makaya McCraven, "Diversion of Form" was released in 2013: