Lately I have been feeling that there is no thought involved in our political discourse. So I drew a couple of thinking caps to help solve the problem.
A two channel animated loop exploring a period prior to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
I have been working on an idea involving short animated works that could be treated and viewed on hand held devices in the same manner as trading cards. This is a sample piece I developed to explore this format. It has no sound. Houdini Charles River Jump 1908 from Joel Jonientz on Vimeo.
I found these and thought I would post them. I don’t believe I still have any of this work in my possession. This is the zoetrope I built while in graduate school and a couple of the painted strips I created for it.
I am always interested in exploring new avenues of collaboration. The audio was composed and performed by Michael Wittgraf and was given to me at a time when I was discovering minimalist films and the structural film movement of the 1960′s. I combined the principals (as I understood them) of structuralist film with the techniques of [...]
This piece is a part of a series of work examining sibling relationships. Mostly mine. I have tried to highlight in the execution of the work the importance of drawing in the process of animation and explore my interest in serial and genre based narratives. The Better Brother Battle from Joel Jonientz on Vimeo.
This piece is from a series dealing with Assassination. Channel 2 is a one minute loop of Booth readying himself for his appointment. When viewed in tandem the channels have moments of synchronization. 04-14-65 Channel 2 from Joel Jonientz on Vimeo.
This piece is from a series dealing with Assassination. Channel 1 is a one minute loop of Lincoln enjoying himself at the Ford Theater unaware of violence that surrounds him. 04-14-65 Channel 1 from Joel Jonientz on Vimeo.
It is my plan to post quite a bit more of my animation in the next few weeks. I thought that I would start with a couple works that loop. Untitled from Joel Jonientz on Vimeo.
I am currently working to complete a grant I received last fall, which involved the creation of several animated adaptations of traditional and contemporary Mayan folklore. Here is the first that I have completed. Ku’uko’ob from tsikbal ich maya on Vimeo.