Thursday, February 26, 2009

Earth Hour 2009 - Paul Griswold

I interviewed Paul Griswold, a director / animator 3D artist who has been collaborating with animator Syd Garon and graphic artist Shephard Fairey on several projects, including the N.A.S.A. video for the song Money and the Earth Hour 2009 spot, below. Check out the interview here.

Earth Hour 2009 again uses the work of Fairey, who is most known for his Obama Hope poster. What is Earth Hour 2009?

On March 28 you can VOTE EARTH by switching off your lights for one hour. Or you can vote global warming by leaving your lights on.

The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. We want one billion votes for Earth, to tell world leaders that we have to take action against global warming.

The Earth Hour 2009 spot has some really cool transitions and I love the illustrated style of the video. Paul had posted to his Twitter account that someone had said he would be famous someday with his high quality and creative work. I completely agree!

Now, I go around switching off lights all the time - my husband and kid are always leaving them on - and I'm a fanatic about recycling and composting, but I never seem to remember the Earth Hour thing. Maybe this year, I will remember!


MGFest releases NASA'S "MONEY"!

See "Money" Co-director discuss the project at the Chicago Motion Design Conference.

Director/animators Syd Garon and Paul Griswold, recently co-directed a music video for the band NASA (North America South America). The song, titled Money, features Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe winning singer/songwriter David Byrne and Chuck D, leader of the rap group Public Enemy. The music video features artwork by contemporary artist and designer Shepard Fairey, who recently gained national notoriety for his design of the Barack Obama “Hope” campaign poster.
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