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A project collective of video and music by Chris Howarth.

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Check out this cartoon I made for BASHO & friends, a children’s program to help kids learn different languages. Fun times ;-)

For more information on BASHO & friends, check out www.bashoandfriends.com.

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If you have Facebook, you should check out this link —> https://www.facebook.com/htcusa/app_383113661745785

It’s a Fan Favorite contest where you can watch all of finalists of the 24 Hour Film Race and vote for your favorite. When you vote, you’re also entered for a chance to win a new HTC One X smartphone! Cool beansio!

Check it out, and put in a good word for “The One That Fell Off the Wall” ;-)

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The One That Fell Off the Wall from Howarth Creative on Vimeo.

UPDATE: For the time being, I have been asked to take down my video until after the final September 15th contest. Sorry.

On May 18 - May 19 I participated in a 24 hour film competition hosted by 24 Hour Film Racing. Having sold the old camera to help pay for my recent move to Boulder, I decided to try my hand at animating in lieu of my lack of equipment. The rules of the competition were that you had to make the film within a 24 hour window and follow these specific guidelines: Theme: One Prop: The number one Action: Listening to music It took me about 17 straight hours of sitting at the computer using Photoshop, After Effects, Sound Booth, and Premiere Pro to make my animation in its entirety, from conception, creating graphics, animating, recording the voice over, editing, and rendering.

A few weeks later I was excited to receive an email notifying me that I had been selected amongst 10 other Colorado filmmakers to have my entry screened at a premiere in Denver on June 28 at the awesome Mayan Theatre. Whilst attending and watching all the great entries, I was fortunate to make some connections with other local filmmakers (my main goal of entering the contest in the first place), as I never imagined I would even place in the top 3. Crazily enough, when the top films were being announced at the Denver after-party, I was amazed to hear that my animation had been voted into 1st place! I ended up winning a $50 gift certificate for the bar we were at (that I tried to share with everyone at the bar), a bucket full of random apparel, and my entry moves on to the next round of the competition in New York City. Here’s to some good times and supporting local artists!  

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I recently finished editing this video for my friend Alex Pinto of a performance he did way back in November at Viracocha in San Francisco. With the help of Tim Howarth and Tim Finn, we filmed Alex’s set with two Canon 7D’s for close ups and a Canon XH-A1 for the wide, as well as a Zoom Hn4 for the sound. Although the main goal of this shoot was to film the show, the challenge was that we ultimately wanted to edit one of the songs into a music video — we just didn’t know what song. This was a little tricky because our 7D’s have limited space in the amount of continuous footage we could capture on the cards.

Essentially, short of purchasing several larger CFs, we opted for capturing a bunch of “generic” close ups throughout each song of the set in hopes that we could use the footage regardless of what song we ended up featuring in the end. For unique shots, we tried to rotate the 7D’s on the fly for filming solos and whatnot for each song. Tricky stuff for filming within a small space with low light where the only communication we could use between cameramen was with hand gestures, but I think the end result came out alright! Be sure to check out Alex Pinto’s website and listen to his music. It’s cool beans!

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Here’s a video I made for funzo of the drive from the San Francisco Bay Area to Boulder via I-80 in an old school Volvo 240 DL. Twas good times! Equipment: Canon 7D