Monday, March 2, 2015

Hail to the King!

On March 2nd 1933, there was one movie that took America by storm (not to mention getting their minds off the Great Depression).  King Kong was the name and it's wonder gained its fame.  There was a sequel, two high-profile remakes and a ton in imitations in all forms of media (e.g. comic books, other films, TV shows and cartoons).  It has been over 80 years and it holds the test of time.  Also, Kong's animator, Willis O'Brien was born on March 2nd 1886 (he died in November 8th 1962).   This movie had a grand effect on many other people at a young age.  Including me.  If it wasn't for this flick, there would be no love for stop-motion animation, dinosaurs, apes and voyaging into the world of obscure and bizarre cinema (in the words of Carl Denham, "Something no one has ever seen or heard of").
Happy Birthday Kong and Obie (short for O'Brien) and to pay tribute to the great timeless classic, here is my senior thesis film, Hail to the King - A King named Kong.

Hail to the King - A King named Kong (Teaser Trailer) from Matthew B. Lamont on Vimeo.

Hail to the King - A King named Kong (Trailer) from Matthew B. Lamont on Vimeo.

Hail to the King - A King named Kong by matthew-lamont-9237

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Love is in the air.

You know, with severe weather going around Boston, snowing things up, there is nothing to keep us warm than the power of love!  Valentines Day is coming around the corner, so what is the best way to spice it all up by having a nice music video.  From 1979, here is "Funky Disco Princess" by Spinach Power.  So bring out the kids and the family.  You are in for a ride.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Believe it You're Nuts!

Ah yes, here is my final assignment for Digital Toolbox III.  It is a funny one that takes a good lampooning on futuristic science and technology.  Even though I graduated, I continue taking extra courses just to boost my portfolio.

Believe It You're Nuts from Matthew B. Lamont on Vimeo.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Rabbit The Squirrel and The UFO

Rabbits, Squirrels and Flying Saucers. Oh my!
This assignment was a fun challenge.  It took two weeks to complete.
My first attempt on the squirrel looked awful.  I found out where I went wrong.
It looked like the program, Maya, cannot accept altered shapes, so I decided to use shapes that it is familiar with.  What you are about to see, will be explained (in rhyme).

The Rabbit The Squirrel and the UFO from Matthew B. Lamont on Vimeo.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Music Video! What is a Youth.

Hi folks, I forgot to update.  Sorry about that.  Anyway, I made a new music video, that you can see.  It is called "What is a Youth?/A Time for Us?"  This song is from Frank Zeffirelli's 1968 production of Romeo and Juliet.  I hope you'll enjoy it.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Action - Reaction.

The first one you see, is for an assignment where I was given a rotoscoped animation of a person dancing.  The dance was split into various segments, which were given to the students for the senior show where the dancing character changes into various ones.  We were given the creative freedom to animate whatever character we want to make.  Inspired by the the special, Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed, I decided to do this not because of the special, but I want to pay tribute to the eighties.

The last four ones were for an animated dramatization for my graduate senior thesis film, Hail to the King - A King named Kong.   The dramatization was showing children in a kiddie matinee watching and reacting to the film, King Kong Escapes.  However that scene was scrapped off and ended up at the cutting room floor.  Not literally, but they got saved in a file. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014