Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dia de los Muertos

Hey everyone my senior film, that I worked on with my 2 partners, is finally online check it out!!!



Dia de los Muertos from Whoo Kazoo on Vimeo.

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations Ashley! Our post about it: http://jsanchezcarrero.blogspot.com.es/2013/08/el-dia-de-los-muertos-gana-en-los.html

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  2. That good work congratulations ..! I found the short film and it's great ..! Very good art and the subject matter very well made.

    Greetings ..!

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  3. Thank you for liking the film and sharing it with others. It makes my group partners and I very happy to see that people enjoy it :)

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  4. Neither you or your partners are Latin@ and part of this culture. The art is great, but ultimately you are profiting off Latin@ culture, telling a story that isn't yours to tell, and silencing the voices of many people who actually practice this. It is unfortunate to see our traditions are just stepping stones for your career. Nicely made, horrible ethics.

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    1. I'm sorry that you feel that way about our film, but I am Mexican. Just because my last name is Graham doesn't not mean that I am not of the Mexican culture. I was the one who brought up that idea of doing a story of the holiday. And all three of us wanted to make sure that we were as respectful and as true to Dia de los Muertos as much as we could. Again sorry that you feel that way towards our film.

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    2. If you are, I think it would make the film more powerful if you would state your ethnicity and the origins of the idea. The Latin@ community would be far more receptive.

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  5. Wow thank you thank you, for creating this animation.. I'm weeping.. It's so touching and feelings are so strong.. I'm living far from my family, so missing my mom, dad, and everyone i love.. very beautiful work..

    I found your video on youtube and thought that writing comment on youtube is isn't enough, so i came here to congratulate and appreciate your work.. Keep up good things, i'll be wait for your next animation.. Thank you and good luck..

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  6. I reblogged this on tumblr!

    http://sparou.tumblr.com/post/60427091427/i-cried-a-bit-wowie-this-is-getting-a-lot-of

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    1. man. it's really popular. it's gotten like...22,000 notes and is continuing to spiral in a note-splosion.

      the notes for it are drowning out my ability to see notes on my other posts. darn you guys for making such a good short!

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  7. LOVE THE FILM!!!!

    I am of Mexican American heritage and I think that you did an Amazing job of telling the story of Dia de Los Muertos. I thought the film was soo Lovely, Energetic and Heartwarming!

    I Loved how you included every detail, Mariachi, Flowers, Pan de Muertos, Piñata, traditional foods, face painting, dancing and beautiful costumes.. and all in a way that is easy to understand for small children.

    This film is by far the best teaching tool to date, for explaining the Tradition of Day of the Dead .. Huge THANK YOU for making this film<3

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  8. Felicidades!!!! Increible trabajo!!!

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    1. Ya empezó a circular por la Ciudad de México

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  9. Me encanta!!!!!!!!!! Hiciste que llorara, literal. En verdad muchísimas felicidades, percibiste de una hermosa manera el día de muertos, felicidades!

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  10. I was trying to draw a rhino and found your page. I am writing to say that your project was really a heartwarming short. I know you will do well in life you are very talented.

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