Allison Schulnik – Grizzly Bear “Ready, Able”

Allison Schulnik‘s video for Grizzly Bear is an unabashedly handmade stop motion piece. The colorful smears of lumpy clay are put through Bruce Bickford-esque transformations, and the imagery is manipulated well to match the haunting tone of the music. Schulnik is a graduate of the experimental program at CalArts.

(Thanks, Max Porter)


  • Yay_For_Kari

    Wow. Wow. This piece jumps into my brain and plays crazy with my subconscious. Great job, Allison.

  • http://christopherjpianka.blogspot.com Christopher Pianka

    Her work is currently being displayed in the main gallery at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA along with some of her sculptural pieces. Worth checking out if you are in the area

  • Phil

    I don’t know what I was looking at, but I couldn’t look away!

  • http://www.mexopolis.com Jorge R. Gutierrez

    That was gorgeous! While her paintings are amazing, it’s great to see her return to film art. Go Allison!!!

  • http://deleted OtherDan

    Cool Ally! I love how she translates her painting sensibility to playdo-it’s really remarkable. Glad to see classmates producing great stuff!

  • http://www.microcinema.com Microcinema International

    I truly enjoyed watching this, especially the intro. This short was amazing and impressive! If you enjoyed Allison’s video, then you’ll also love Bruce Bickford’s “Prometheus’ Garden” or “Monster Road.”

    Monster Road is a feature length documentary exploring the wildly fantastic worlds of legendary animator Bruce Bickford. Prometheus’ Garden (28 minutes, 1988) is the only film over which Bickford maintained complete creative control. Inspired by the Greek myth of Prometheus, a Titan who created the first mortals from clay and stole fire from the gods, Prometheus’ Garden immerses viewers in a cinematic universe unlike any other. The dark and magical images of this haunting film unfold in a dreamlike stream of consciousness revealing an unlikely cast of clay characters engaged in a violent struggle for survival.

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  • http://blakejcartoons.blogspot.com BlakeJ

    Huh, I wonder why there aren’t any more comments. I saw this when it was posted, and it stuck with me. I’m glad I was able to find it again – the visuals and music are stunning.