The iloobia guide to the perfect ‘Tokyo Run’ Zoetrope experience

 

Do you own a Tokyo Run vinyl zoetrope LP? If so this guide from iloobia (he who created zoetrope out of the film) will help you experience its full potential…. [Read more…]

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Films to Break Projectors

This award-winning short film by Illoobia (who recently built the Tokyo Run zoetrope vinyl image) repurposes old 16/8mm film reels to impose on the viewer ‘ambiguous narratives’.  However the film has the unnerving effect of projecting on the audience an arthropod like transformation, now crawling through the dusty, neglected splices from cutting room floors of past times now forgotten.

 

Max and Harvey – Silk (trailer)

That’s Harvey on the left!

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Death of….

Tim Grabham AKA iloobia and also an ex-Woob collaborator (Woob 4495) has recently finished work, along with myself, on the Max and Harvey animated feature film – SILK and separately a full length documentary (more of which to come). Now, with an obsessive desire to continually create without pause he has embarked alone on a series of Death of.. shorts. The Death of Biro is above but be warned the unpleasant Death of Phonebook below should not be watched by those opposed to a bit of gore… it gets bloody in there somewhere around the K’s…

Fear not, for medication will be administered to Mr. Grabham after the series is complete.

Season 10.

Wow that was quick, a year 367 days of Season 9 already.

Here’s my top 5 favourite posts so far (not including interviews)

No.5 Build your own DeLorean

No.4 Light Stage 5

No.3 Woob Repurpose / Available Now

No.2 Voice Coder

No.1 The last v8

Special mention goes out to the post Russian tea which is second only to Woob posts to bring people to the site by way of google search.

Interviews are a recent addition heres the list so far.

Mat Jarvis – Gas/High Skies

Martin Jung – Kritzelmusic

Iloobia – Cinema Iloobia

There’s a part 2 of the interview with Mat Jarvis coming up later this week.

Max and Harvey – Thieves / Iloobia Interview.

This is a short film for the Max & Harvey track Thieves. The concept behind the music was one of diamond theft in a cat burglary fashion hence the title. its seems however Iloobia did not receive this memo and independently conceived and directed a film with Thieves as its soundtrack. The result is a beautifully crafted, visually arresting piece with a somewhat macabre slant. Iloobia, a long time friend and collaborator has featured on Season 9 before with his experimenting Clawboy. I spoke to him recently and asked him to explain the thinking and process behind the film, we also talk film-making and the future of Clawboy is revealed!

S9: You describe the Thieves film as ‘a re-imagining of the Frankenstein story’ could you elaborate on this.

Iloobia: ‘Thieves’ is constructed from fragments of material slowly collected over a year from England, Holland and Hungary. There were no parameters imposed on what that material should be, primarily as I was working in quite a demanding commercial TV realm at the time where the parameters and briefs were extremely strict. So Thieves was to be the antithesis of that way of working.Weirdly, the edit of Thieves began after a fairly major burnout in that part of my commercial career leaving me pretty much abandoning the medium of film and video altogether. But as a process of self imposed therapy I began to assemble this random material to see if there was any form or sense to be forged out of it instead of throwing the edit suite out of the window. This began to evoke some kind of Dr. Frankenstein process, especially as I began to see themes of death and rebirth suggested within the material, which was strangely coincidental as I was trying to restore my interest in the medium again after it being killed off.
So these themes infused into the film, which I came to see as a kind of Dr. Frankenstein story without the Frankenstein character ever on screen.

S9: Explain the technical creation process behind the film.

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