Tuesday, January 17, 2012
To This New Location at my new website drewchristie.com. I started this blog on July 13th, 2006 while I was living in Olympia, WA and attending The Evergreen State College. I had just figured out how to make animations by hand and paint them individually and shoot them under the camera. This image I posted of the fish was the first on my blog. It was from my animation "How to Bring Democracy to the Fish". It shall now be the last post. Come check out my new website for more art and animations.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Done on an antique album of empty frames given to me by my Godmother. Made the night before the last lunar eclipse until 2014. Sadly, the cloud and fog cover was too thick when I looked this morning. But I could see the faintest of amber glows coming from one sector of the western sky.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
I did this animated commercial for the 2011 Seattle Folk Festival presented by Hearth Music. It features the music of Bryan John Appleby. The amazing song is called the Lake and I used the last 40 some seconds of it. I love the Cello!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
My New animation based around a story told to me by John Cohen when I interviewed him with Greg Vandy. From wikipedia: Harry Everett Smith (May 29 , 1923, Portland, Oregon – November 27, 1991, New York City) was an American archivist, ethnomusicologist, student of anthropology, record collector, experimental filmmaker, artist, bohemian and mystic. People who know his work as a filmmaker are often unfamiliar with his 1952 Anthology of American Folk Music, while folk music enthusiasts often do not know he was acclaimed as being "the greatest living magician" according to filmmaker, Kenneth Anger.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Come on Down tot he Columbia City Theater at 8:00 pm. I will also be playing some music with my Cousin Kevin Murphy. Get tickets here in advance.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
So Listen in to KEXP 90.3 at 7:30 and you'll hear me playing banjo and guitar with my cousin Kevin Murphy of the Moondoggies! We will be co hosting the second half of the show (The Roadhouse) with Greg and playing tunes from the Anthology of American Folk Music. All in honor of the great Harry Smith. In addition to that, Friday night we will also be playing at the Harry Smith Tribute concert at Columbia City Theater where I will also be screening my newest animation pertaining to Harry. Get advance tickets here.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Tonight we must say goodbye to Bert Jansch, the man who got me interested in British Isle folk. I just played Blackwaterside on the guitar in his honor. Probably the best guitarist I have ever heard on record. Highly recommend LA Turnaround. Produced by Michael Nesmith with great pedal steel by him. Sad day indeed.
My friends in the Bay area have gotten a whizbang website together pertaining to their Michael Hurley documentary Elwood Snock & The Land of Lo-Fi, which I created many an animated scene for. Before you can all see the movie, they are raising money to pay for the rights to music in the film, so head on over there and sponsor a song!
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Commissioned by Electric Literature for their one sentence animation series. The story is called The Reader by Nathan Englander. Michael Guggino did the music.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
I was deeply inspired by the Quay Brothers film Insitute Benjamenta or This Dream People Call Human Life. It was based on the 1909 book Jakob Von Gunten by the Swiss author Robert Walser. From Wikipedia: A characteristic of Walser's texts is a playful serenity behind which hide existential fears. Today, Walser's texts, completely re-edited since the 1970s, are regarded as among the most important writings of literary modernism. Walser was only rediscovered in the 1970s, even though very famous German writers such as Christian Morgenstern, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, and Hermann Hesse were among his great admirers. Since then, almost all his writings have become accessible through an extensive republication of his entire body of work. He lived in a mental institution for many years and on the 25th of December 1956 he was found, dead of a heart attack, in a field of snow near the asylum.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I first came across David Grisman when I heard Old & In The Way (Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, and David Grisman's early 70's bluegrass band) my senior year in high school. I especially loved his mandolin playing on Wild Horses.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
I directed this video and interview with the legendary musicologist, photographer, filmmaker and musician, John Cohen for American Standard Time. There are two nice big posts up on him over there, so check em' out. Produced by Greg Vandy and shot by Kent Colony. Kent and I wanted the look of it to be visually reminiscent of John's films, in particular, The End Of An Old Song and The High Lonesome Sound, so we made it black and white. Within the next couple of months there will be a follow up to it in animation form!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
It already played at Anthology Film Archives on July 3rd- but its coming back again! If you cant make it to New York I have posted the entire movie here.
Wednesday, July 20th 2011
City: New York
Venue: NewFilmmakers @ Anthology Film Archives
Address: 32 Second Avenue
more info here: http://www.filmandscissors.com/