David Bowes is the President at Bowes Productions Inc. and Jibber Jabber Entertainment, and an alumnus of the Camosun College Visual Arts program (1985-1987). An experienced producer, director, creator and writer, Bowes is skilled in stop motion,...
Show moreDavid Bowes is the President at Bowes Productions Inc. and Jibber Jabber Entertainment, and an alumnus of the Camosun College Visual Arts program (1985-1987). An experienced producer, director, creator and writer, Bowes is skilled in stop motion, clay, and computer animation, visual effects, mixed media and live-action productions. He has worked in a variety of formats including television and internet series, features, and commercials, with companies such as Telefilm Canada, CBC, Nickelodeon, YTV of Canada, MTV, Hasbro, Mattel, Shavick Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment, Disney Asia, Knowledge Network, among others. Bowes is the recipient of a Leo Award in 2007 for “Jibber Jabber” (Best Animation Program or Series), which also won Best Computer Animation (Foreign) at the 2007 International Family Film Festival. Bowes has been nominated for three additional Leo Awards as well as a Gemini award for his screenwriting, directing, and storyboard work on “Jibber Jabber”. ARTIST INFO: LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-bowes-bb79061b (Accessed December 11, 2016)
NOTE: Chapter three (pages 51-60) of Ken A. Priebe’s 2007 book, “The Art of Stop-Motion Animation” (Thomson Course Technology, publishers) features an interview with David Bowes in which Bowes describes various aspects of his career beginning with his decision to attend the Visual Arts Program at Camoun College in 1985, and the creation of “The Talking Rainforest” animation. “The Talking Rainforest” was created by Bowes as a commercial demo tape to show companies and agencies. Bowes selected the Vancouver Island’s Carmanah Valley Rainforest as inspiration for the commercial as it was heavily featured in the media at that time. After over eight-months production time and in collaboration with the not-for-profit, anti-consumerist, and pro-environment magazine “Adbusters,” “The Talking Rainforest” aired on BCTV as a 30-second commercial to raise awareness about the vanishing rainforests. A related add, entitled “Talking Forest” also produced by Adbusters can be viewed on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49mUeTWGWBE (Accessed December 23, 2016). Information about environmentalist protests at how the Carmanah Valley, and how it came to be recognized as a significant ecosystem of unique cultural, spiritual, ecological values rather than a renewable commercial resource, can be found in the Martlet article by James Davey, “The turbulent history of Carmanah Valley”, published March 12, 2015 (http://www.martlet.ca/the-turbulent-history-of-carmanah-valley/ Accessed December 23, 2016). DESCRIPTION: Two colour Cibachromes (also known as Ilfochromes) are presented one-on-top of the other in a black-matted frame. Each Cibachrome features a Claymation forest landscape focused on the trunks of three evergreen trees. The tree’s trunks feature anthropomorphic faces seemingly forged out of the tree’s bark. The trees appear to be interacting with each other through facial expressions and speech. Fallen trees, leaves, and pine needs, along with ferns and moss, blanket the forest floor. Cibachrome is a positive-to-positive photographic process known for its archival stability and rich, true colour.
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- Art, Canadian--20th century--Art, Modern--20th century--Environment (Art)--Art--Political aspects--Trees in art--Environmental art--Clay animation films--Temperate rain forests--Rainforest--Television commercials--Consumer movements--Clay animation films--Animation (Cinematography)--British Columbia--Politics and government
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