Devon Damonte’s Marchaloops Series

Devon Damonte’s Marchaloops Series
March 22, 2012

Devon Damonte has long been a filmmaker that I hoped to one day see any substantial piece of work from, online or via a pristine film print.

Lucky for me and any other nerd with an internet connection, Damonte has decided to cast away throughout the month of March on a voyage of daily direct animation amazement, which he is sharing with the world via his Vimeo.

Damonte, a mysterious American filmmaker who specializes specifically in direct or cameraless animation is spending the month of March making a short film loop every day. By applying some sort of material directly to a film strip (presumably 16mm), he has begun and now has nearly completed an honourable quest that he dubs “the Marchaloops series”.

I would highly recommend checking out Demonte’s recent quest on his Vimeo. Hopefully one day some of us will get to see some of the back-catalogue illustrated on his website, which is undoubtedly impressive.

“#1 in the Marchaloops series – I’m setting myself a challenge to put a loop a day online, all month long. In like a lion, out like a lamb, and beware the ides in between. Made with crazy Japanese sticky tape stuck onto clear 16mm leader. Said tape was procured at the magical convenience store that Dory and I found at the entrance to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park last summer. “Hurricane Plaid” is dedicated to Jodie “Rad Plaid” Mack, plaid to know ya!” writes Damonte in his Vimeo description for the above film.

Check out the rest of Damonte’s Marchaloops series on his Vimeo!! Also check out this great article by Damonte on direct animation on the Other Cinema website.


~ by cineflyer on March 22, 2012.

2 Responses to “Devon Damonte’s Marchaloops Series”

  1. […] has a short interview with Sara Ludy, a Vancouver-based multimedia artist.Cineflyer raves about the direct cinema experiment Marchaloops by filmmaker Devon Damonte. I gotta go watch those myself now.Jesse McLean has posted up some of her students’ reactions […]

  2. […] raves about the direct cinema experiment Marchaloops by filmmaker Devon Damonte. I gotta go watch those myself […]

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