Monday, May 14, 2007


Finally, at long last, a poster....

Matt Dara Tosses His Hat Into The Broth

Fortunately for us, Matt Dara woke up one morning several months ago and realized he was an animator! Another world premiere for the POV festival, it is called "Obscure Objects," and a tiny preview can be seen right ch'ere!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Show Update

The festival is indeed still happening!!! On Thursday May 24th, at 9:15 at the El Ceritto theater.
IMPORTANT: the show is at El Ceritto, NOT the Parkway.
They've informed me that is it more "UPSCALE" so clearly we have them fooled.
More info is available @ and it is very close to a BART station.
In the meantime, here is a still from my piece:

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Widening Eye

Ri is completing a music video- a music video for The Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. It Plainly goes to Obscuredly show you that Vivid dreams in the afternoon really do come true, Betty.
Widening Eye is music written by Michael Mellender, performed by SGM, and visualized by Ri.
Here is a magic demonstration:
adversarial magic tricks

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in the Nick of time

Nick Fox Geig couldn't escape our grasp so easily this year, in spite of hiding across the ocean. In Populous Odoriffic Valleyshag ("ridiculous!") Nick's pieces The Foxhole Manifesto and I Wanna Be Famous are confirmed, signed, sealed, delivered and partitioned. Yowza!


Kristine Barrett is showing her epic Islanded by fields. Beautiful is too weak a word to describe it. Breath-taking. Pristinely Oceanic Visions.

The Return of the Jedi

Michael Trigillio has been at it again- and such a wonderful Philistine Orgiastic Voyage IT is.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, this much is certain. Take a peek:

The Norman Conquest

Norman Teale delivers the goods with his short One Second Line Day demanding answers to such universal questions as "Why is animation?" "When is music?" "Is there a dog in heaven below?"
I can say with Plutocratic Obstinate Veracity, "We'll find out."
Thank dog!

the Plaintif Objects Vicariously

The press release for our little soirée in the afternoon reads as follows:

The second installment of the POV Bay Area Animation Festival returns anew this spring and not a moment too soon. The offerings this time include some doings by a few familiar artists as well as new works by some abject strangers to POV- all united in their endeavors to create animations instead of indulgence in "extreme sports or massive drugs." What could be more exciting? The gorgeous spread this time serves up some mighty delicious flavors ranging from stop-motion to hand drawn movies; computer generated sonatas to wtf?! monstrosities. Co-conspirators include Sarah Klein, Scott Kimball, Michael Trigillio, Sean Clute, Kristine Barrett, Nick fox-Gieg, Tim Scott, The Norman Conquest, Ri Crawford, and some known unknowns that we still can't consider as known but we certainly know who they are. Intriguing. This year is a matinée, Sunday, March 25th @ 2:00 pm at the Parkway Theater (1834 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94606. and costs a mere $5.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

More from Sarah Klein- Hooray!

Party girl indeed! Sarah Klein is improving on her 100% participation grade by contributing her hilarious satire... Party Girl- to this year's collection.
Let's all indulge in some Pristinely Obscured Valuer! I for one can't wait!

Scott Kimball enters the room!

In Pointillistic Orange Vegetarianism, Scott Kimball has added his stop motion epic, "The Magic Show" to our festivities.
Look:The artist says of himself: "Scott Kimball is a Bay Area native with many creative outlets: stop-motion animation, graphic design, illustration, bronze casting, photography and others. He lives in Berkeley with a girl, a cat, two snakes and a whole bunch of Micronauts..."
More about Scott at-

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Timmy becomes the animator he always was

This is just Plainly Obvious Verisimilitude. Tim Scott is contributing, and oh is he ever contributing! SEE for yourselves:


If you or anyone you know in the SF Bay Area would like to submit a short film for this year's festival, please be sure to do so by Tues, March 20th. There is a new moon the night before so you are sure not to forget!
Email Ri Crawford with any specific questions.
Films should be either on a pre-encoded dvd playable in dvd players, or as hi-resoltion dv or quicktime files written to a data dvd. Include a short biography of yourself (s), contact info (preferably email) and a SASE if you'd like your disc returned to you.
mail submissions to:
Ri Crawford
c/o POV Animation Festival
3608 Kingsley St apt A
Oakland, CA 94610


Thursday, January 18, 2007

It's Happening