Bill Barminski animation: “Drive-In”

Today on Boing Boing tv, ambient animation from the prolific artist and filmmaker Bill Barminski. Drive-In is part of an ongoing series of immersive experiments by Barminski that re-create childhood memories of night skies, thunderstorms, and fireflies, as he remembers them. Link to previous BBtv episodes featuring Barminksi — and coming soon on BBtv, interviews with the artist about the technical and creative process behind his work.

Music in this episode by Residential Sails.

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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5 Responses to Bill Barminski animation: “Drive-In”

  1. Doc Tourneau says:

    Absolutely lovely! It puts me in mind of my own idealized summertime memories of a boyhood in Illinois.

    I gotta say, it was jarring to go from this beautiful, contemplative work of art to a Verizon commercial starring… Michael Bay! (Whose work, needless to say, is the complete antithesis of what Mr. Barminski has created here.)

  2. Scixual says:

    Lovely. Ambient animation — just lovely.

    Reminds me a bit of Graveyard (I may even have seen it here first), the “game” that is just a walk through a graveyard on a summer afternoon.

  3. JPW says:

    Can anyone make out if the Drive-In marquee’s name is “Buffalo” Drive-In? It sure appears to be . . . and if so, was modeled after a real place here in western NY state that was demolished just last year.

    I thought the artist was from Chicago but somehow the childhood memories he stirred were my own. That sign was a few miles down the street from my grade school in suburban Buffalo. That’s one interesting use of CGI.

  4. Clay says:

    Wow, he does his own music too? I’m really looking forward to the interviews.

  5. gnosis says:

    Simple and beautiful. Thank you.

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