"It's an honor and a thrill to have my work included in what is sure to be an amazing festival event," said filmmaker/musician Jeff Boller.
Boller is currently creating Smitten 3D (www.smitten3d.com)
Three of the music videos from Smitten 3D - 'Smitten,' 'Everything That Grownups Know,' and 'Tornado' - will be screened at 3DFF.
Boller is also the songwriter and primary musician behind The Simple Carnival (www.simplecarnival.com)
About Smitten 3D:
Jeff Boller, songwriter and primary musician behind The Simple Carnival, is creating a 40-minute animated movie in 3D.
And yes, you'll have to wear those funny glasses to watch.
It's called Smitten 3D, which Boller calls a 'music video movie'. "It's like listening to an album from beginning to end, but with a 3D music video to accompany every song."
Smitten 3D is a work in progress. Boller regularly posts songs and videos on The Simple Carnival's site, www.simplecarnival.com. Songs can be purchased on iTunes or downloaded for free with a Twitter or Facebook post.
The finished movie will eventually be released on a 3D blu-ray disc. "The completion date is...whenever it's done," Boller says.
Smitten 3D is a series of vignettes about being infatuated - and what happens afterward. "A good pop song touches the same part of your brain as infatuation,"
Smitten 3D's charming, minimalistic cardboard cutout visuals are reminiscent of the Beatles' 1968 animated feature, Yellow Submarine. "I don't have the resources that Dreamworks or Pixar has," says Boller. "I decided that a slightly ragged, hand-crafted visual style with high production values was more achievable than Shrek or Toy Story-style 3D animation."
The Simple Carnival has released four CDs since 2005, with Boller performing all vocals and 30+ instruments in his basement studio. Critics declared his 2008 album, Girls Aliens Food, "a soft pop masterpiece"