Geronimo Getty - “Greyhound Blues”

Director: Dave Merson Hess
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Running Time:
4:04

Screening Info:
Wednesday, November 11
9:00 PM
Ziggy's

Made entirely by hand and animated without digital effects, "Greyhound Blues" explores themes of traveling and childhood while drawing from the visual mythology of 1950s roadside America -- especially where it overlaps with the American Southwest -- and the washed out, photocopied look of early science fiction zines. This impressionistic short by David Merson Hess combines pen-and-ink, watercolor, paint-on-glass direct animation, and completely abstract experimental animation with stop-motion animated paper collage featuring hundreds of cut-outs from vintage magazines, encyclopedias, and repair manuals, creating the feeling of looking at a scrap book that’s proverbial pages turn as the Geronimo Getty guitars twang.