Untitled 544 is my first major project for USC’s animation program.
“Untitled 544” is an experimental film that comments on how our society watches too much media. In the film, a man sits in his chair all day with his eyes glued to the television. The vast number of mixed media images overloads the man’s senses and completely destroys him.
The video features stop motion, scratch on 16mm film, and digital manipulation in After Effects.
About the film:
I made this film a year ago. Looking back, I didn’t know any animation technique, I fought a cold with Robitussin and DayQuil, drunk a couple of beers, watched Breaking Bad for the first time, cursed at things not working when I was on the down shooter, cursed for my clumsiness, messed up my sleep cycle, slept in the cubicles for no apparent reason, stressed out on a number of occasions, I was full of grumpiness, and I didn’t know how this thing was going to turn out.
In the end, WTF I was thinking?