ANIMATION
EXPERIMENTAL & PUBLIC TELEVISION
 
PRIMARY COLORS1:30 minutes -
for Sesame Street, 2010 -
Music and lyrics by OK Go.
Well, one way of looking at the spectrum. Here it's red, yellow, and blue which is true for paint and not so in other media. The stop motion video stirred up this controversy in YouTube comments.

(with over 70 million views)
OK Go
ASSYMETRIC CYCLES:
the work of Al Jarnow -
A 30 minute documentary with assorted interviews, clips, stills, etc. as part of a DVD compilation of my work produced by Michael Slaboch and the Numero Group.
The DVD is available from
the Numero Group
Al in the yard

AUTOSONG1976. 10 minutes.
Music by Brenda Murphy - "AUTOSONG'S remarkable spatial dimensional uses cartoon freedom to abolish the laws of physics inventing long, impossible tracking shots.
- J. Hoberman, Village Voice


Autosong

CUBITS1978. 4 minutes.
Music composed by Brenda Murphy,
performed by Joshua Pierce.
". . . through visual analogies to Bach's fugal patterns, the screen fills with geometrically multiplying variations on the cube. The artist's hands flash by, flipping the drawings which are producing the intoxicating visual fugue . . ."
- Thelma Schenkel, Trickfilm
cubits
   

BLOCK CITY
a three minute cruise through a history of archictecture using building blocks and stop motion - for Sesame Street.

Architecture
   

HERCULES
Jesse Jarnow and I made this three minute stop motion video for Guster. We spent a few days on the deck at BenBow improvising with found and assembled debris and then a few more days putting the pieces together in an edit.
Hercules
   

FACIAL RECOGNITION
Making Abe's face with painted styrofoam balls on the floor of a stage at Adelphi with the camera mounted on the light bridge - and a crew of great kids who followed my "coded" directions like a computer program.
Photographed by Lenny Wong.
- for 3-2-1 Contact

Abe

 

 

COSMIC CLOCK
1979 - for 3-2-1 Contact, 1979
music: Tom Perri
A billion years go by
with the click of a stopwatch . . .
Cosmic Clock

 

 

SESAME STREET compilation 1
11:57
1 - Letter Z , 2- Storm's A-Comin' , 3- Box City (Recycle Rap) , 4- Earthworks , 5- Ocean , 6- R Words , 7- Spanish numbers , 8- Six Rap , 9- Portrait #1, 10- Apple Scale, 11- Classifying: Beaded Jacket , 12- Zoo Story
Sesame 1
   

SESAME STREET compilation 2
14:23
1- Litter Rap , 2- Letter M,
3- Floor Tiles - 1:57, 4- 1000 Faces - 2:49,
5- Imagination Landscape, 6- Nine Rap ,
7- Rocks and Roll, 8- Island,
9- Forward Backward,
10- Sweet Feet - 8:47,
11-Shell Life - 10:01,
12- At School - 12:33

faces
   

WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
Sesame Street 1992
or some observations about planning ahead.

 

railroad

 

 

REAL CATS DRINK MILK
Sesame Street 1982
It took a trail of catfood to lure Banana
into the scene.
music: Jonathan Larson

Real Cats
   

THE YAK
Sesame Street 1970
The first animation I made for CTW - a yakkity, yakkity, yak. In the first version, my friend Nick Petron did the voice over - and the "research" department declared that Yaks don't have English accents.
Yak

 

 

MORE . . . (mostly unlinked)

 

MAKING MANHATTAN
Taking NYC back in time -
from Times Square to the "beginning" in speeds accelerating by powers of ten.

A three minute segment from PBS / Creation of the Universe written by Timothy Ferris and produced by Geoff Haines-Styles

 

CANYON
a billion years in the making,
only a few months in
the making of the film.

for 3-2-1 Contact, Childens's Television Workshop.

Producer -Sam Gibbon

THE RIVER
or three ways to get across.
for Sesame Street
CUBES
3-2-1 Contact
conservation of mass with sugra, cardboard, plexiglass and wood frames.
   

NUMBER RAPS - 17
Sesame Street 1988

Let's count the ways . . .
Part of a series of odd numbers, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 . . .

AKE
Sesame Street 1991

Shake 'n bake . . .

LETTER P
Sesame Street 1992
LETTER R
Sesame Street 1992

STREET LETTERS
D, F, H
Sesame Street 1994
Panning view of a street composite assembled with buildings from Northport, Babylon, Bay Shore & Islip.

 
 

ORANGE
Sesame Street 1982

Some ways to slice it.

music: Jonathan Larson

CAT BLOCKS
Sesame Street 1982

music: Jonathan Larson

PEGBOARD
Sesame Street 1980

music: Tom Perri

PAPER
Sesame Street 1995

music: Elliot Sokolov

   
   

Ring of Truth  

RING OF TRUTH by Phil & Phylis Morrison
Great teachers who tought me how to do the animations for this 6 part amazing series

The Ring of Truth - 1 Lookinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ4Oz2Xk2Ws

The Ring of Truth - 2 Changehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk8CQNThbc0

The Ring of Truth - 3 Mappinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRY2SkMTafc

The Ring of Truth - 4 Clueshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUW8cqpik8Q

The Ring of Truth - 5 Atomshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ3mjb9BSaU

The Ring of Truth - 6 Doubthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhfUfxeh9Lg