Sunday, 21 October 2007

Emmanuel Ho "The Owl"

Emmanuel Ho was only 20 when he made the music video for Austin band, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness. His 2006 animation The Owl has arresting use of black and white contrast, particularly in the birds' feathers. There are actually two birds here, one black with piecing orange eyes overlooked by a rather ominous and marvellously rendered owl. The opening sets the scene with the bird tied by a line to a claw, frantically attempting to break away towards the light. The menace of the music is beautifully captured by the animation. Emmanuel studied graphic design in Vancouver, Canada. The design here is first rate. Visit his website ( to see more of his work.

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