Demo reel includes the opening sequence to the Found Footage Show, digital sets for the Found Footage Show, animatic for Abraham Ninja, opening sequence for Mark Malkoff's 101 Other Things to do in Holland, visual effects & digital sets for mockumentary Glue Man, and Twilight of the Gods.
Andrew Boysen, Jr.
Found Footage Show (web series)
Erik A. Evensen / screen graphics, backgrounds, design
Johnny Ryan / illustration
Jacy Catlin / music
Special Entertainment / animation + post-production
Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher / hosts+curators
The Found Footage Festival's comedic web series, produced through The Onion's avclub.com, is an abbreviated version of the live show specially edited for short-format web viewing. Episodes were bi-weekly, and featured found clips and supporting skits put together by the hosts.
In addition to screen graphics used in the animation, a digital set was created for the host segments. The concept is that Nick and Joe are hosting this show from an imaginary "found footage vault," and giving the audience a glimpse into their secret lair, where they watch terrible videos in order to share them with the audience. The set was designed to look like a basement rec room lined with shelves of VHS tapes, and furnished with old TV sets and sofas. The show's general aesthetic is highbrow-meets-lowbrow, in line with the Found Footage Festival brand. Red velvet theater curtains and gilded frames are paired with cheap wood paneling and worn futon covers, breathing life into the idea that the grimy, embarrassing, and mundane has been put on display.
Twilight of the Gods (multimedia composition)
Andrew Boysen, Jr. / Composer
Erik A. Evensen / Visual Artist
Twilight of the Gods is a collaboration with composer Andrew Boysen, Jr. It depicts the story of the Ragnarok myth from Norse mythology. Twilight of the Gods was commissioned by a consortium of universities, community colleges, high schools, and community bands and premiered at the College Band Directors National Conference, W/NW Division, in Reno, NV in March, 2010.
While similar works have had visual elements produced for the music, or music written based on visual art, Twilight of the Gods is different. The creative process behind the piece was truly collaborative, with both artists working together to interpret the narrative from translations of the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda. Visual and musical sketches were storyboarded concurrently from the narrative, similar to an animated movie.
In addition to its performances, Twilight of the Gods has been incorporated as a teaching tool in the Norse Religion class at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, and as a multimedia art piece in exhibition.
Press for Twilight of the Gods
[link] Read about Twilight of the Gods in BSU Horizons Magazine
[link] Read about Twilight of the Gods on John Kovaleski's blog
[link] Read about Twilight of the Gods in the Bemidji Pioneer
[link] Read about Twilight of the Gods in the Columbus State Update
[link] Read about Twilight of the Gods in the Bowdoin Orient
[link] Read the Concord Band's press release about Twilight of the Gods
[link] Watch Concordia College perform Twilight of the Gods (at 47:00)
[link] Watch Chanhassen High School perform Twilight of the Gods