The Japanese Independent animation site called tampen.jp interviewed me with lots of questions. Due to the volume, it ended up splitting into two parts.
The 2nd part was just released online. Sorry, this is only for Japanese readers.
For those who have not read PART ONE
Thank you Amica Kubo for the interview!
Thank you to Heiner Stiller from Maxon Cinema 4D for interviewing us and writing an article about “Between Times”.
You can read the article HERE
I met Amica during the SEA Concept master workshop in Denmark last winter. She is the chief editor for the Japanese Independent animation site called tampen.jp.
Here is part 1 of the interview from Amica/ Tampen.jp! (Sorry, only for Japanese readers)
Baltimore City Paper wrote a really touching article about our work displayed at Sondheim Semi-Finalist exhibition.
The whole article can be read HERE .
Excerpt- written by Baynard Wood
Tiny Inventions (the name of a collaboration between Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter) offer a couple different mixed-media animations that are featured in the actual miniature bakery and the characters that people ‘Between Times,’ their video based on the temporal ruminations of Alan Lightman’s book “Einstein’s Dream.” The short trailer, coming in at just over a minute, is gorgeous, as each of the characters who enter the bakery has a different sense of time. It shows, as all art in some way should, the wonder that we all exist on the same plane at all, causing the viewer to marvel at her own consciousness. And yet, the figures and sets that populate these stop-motion films are also cloyingly cute. They are somehow reminiscent of early HBO shows such as “Fraggle Rock” and recent offerings such as “Hugo,” while being wholly original. Another film, ‘Something Left, Something Taken,’ uses similar figures to create a moment of true menace.
From CG Society:
Meet our Artists-in-Residence for May, Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata from Tiny Inventions. They’ll be holding a live Q & A web session on Tuesday 3rd June at 7pm PDT. It’s free – (registration essential). Log in from anywhere in the world! Click here to register: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8680456643367164673
Places are limited so please register only if you’re planning on attending. The session will be recorded and the link put in the CGSociety forum thread here: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7823075#post7823075
Hope to see you there!
Thanks CutOut Fest / CutOut TV!
The interview was conducted during our visit to CutOut Fest in Mexico.
Here’s our blog post.
So, this interview was done 10minutes before Max ran into a tree and was brought to a doctor’s office to get 3 stitches. Good memories…
When you have a chance, check out CG Society’s article about us.
Last month, Meleah Maynard contacted us to interview about how we created “Between Times”. The article is recently published via CG Society!
Between Two Worlds, The Hybrid Animation of Tiny Inventions from lynda.com on Vimeo.
Back in September, lynda.com documentary team came to Baltimore to film us. Well, that’s out! Thanks to the team for coordinating the release date to match our trailer release date. They made us look cooler than who we are…:)