LunchBox Animation Reel


"Essays in Self-Discovery"


Marco Farren-Dai

This animated clip was created under unexpected and improbable circumstances during 4 days on site at the National Archives of Canada during the October 2003 Ottawa International Student Animation Festival (SAFO '03). The auteur, 11-year old Marco Farren-Dai, was attending the "Career Day" session of the Festival when he spied -- and was allowed to "play with" -- the LunchBox Sync, at the interactive display of the College of Creative Studies. Marco's unforeseen encounter with the LunchBox was a love-at-first-site experience in self-discovery. During the next 3 days Marco kept returning to the LunchBox, and in a burst of virtual non-stop animation-making frenzy had clocked four to five minutes of footage by Festival's end. SAFO screened a clip of Marco's opus at the Festival closing night ceremony. AWN reviewer for SAFO '03 referred to the Festival's newest animator as follows: "Listen Bud,He's got Radioactive Blood."

[webmaster's note: only a small portion of that screening is contained here. The complete screening, we are told, roused a standing ovation for Marco.]


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