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Descriptions.

I watched your movie and all of a sudden I felt like everything that I was writing became a description of something I had never seen. There were no emotions; my words all fell flat like clumps of dirt.”

Michael Osman

I just watched this short film of yours… Let me say that I find it terrifying. I’m serious. It is brilliant in its awful nihilism. This is how I read it. Truly scary. So well-done in its dead tone and technique as to be upsetting… In short: this may be the new wave of the horror genre. I’m seriously creeped out.”

Jason Payne

Descriptions” is an ongoing project looking at film production company logo animations – also known as “bumpers” – with visual descriptions provided by Deluxe Digital Studios, the Described Media Team at the National Captioning Institute, the Media Access Group at WGBH, and the respective film companies. The project is interested in the translation from cinematic image to textual description.

  1. Descriptions” was presented in as part of the The Architectural League Prize 2015 lecture series, hosted by the The Architectural League of New York and Parsons The New School for Design.
  2. Descriptions” was presented in as part of the Out There Doing It (OTDI) series, hosted by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design curated by Mimi Zeiger, and moderated by Sarah Lorenzen.