Monday, September 8, 2008

A Gathering Of Elephants

This film was made by Eames Demetrious, the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, to commemorate Charles Eames 100th birthday, June 17th (2007)

It is delightful!

To view more amazing short films please visit Eames Demetrios' Das FilmFest, where he posts his short films on (mostly) Design, Architecture and Sustainablity!


Debra said...

I love you tube!

Just wanted to let you know I gave you and your blog an award. Please check out my blog for details.

Happy Sunday!

shells said...

Hey :) I found your blog through Hey Harriet's blog and wanted to check it out simply because of your name - Silly Boo Dilly! It's too cute. And I like :) I wanted to watch that video but my computer won't let me right now so I'll have to visit you again later. Hope you're having a great start to the week!

Cicada Studio said...

I adore elephants, so this seems a perfect combo for me. Unfortunately, it takes so ^*&%?! long to get some videos to load I have to throw my arms up in frustration. I'll try later when the web traffic has died down.

Anonymous said...

How cute!! I think I like the red elephant best! :) Thanks for sharing such a fun video! :)

Sandra Ree said...

12 years to make?! Eames Demetrious said making this film was very time consuming, I guess so! I so enjoyed this Victoria, from the elephant noises as they herded into the stores and up the stairs, with the little ones hopping stair by stair. And there was one scary part when they were trying to cross a busy street and the little ones hopped on the bigger elephant's back, too cute! Did I hear right, those cost about hundred dollars apiece to make?

On your previous post about your Daddy, I was touched Capt Steven Solomon took the time to comment about your grandfather, how wonderful. :)

I hope your Monday is a happy one! :D

Sandra Evertson said...

Love it!
Sandra Evertson

please sir said...

Thanks for sharing - love it!

Victoria said...

Thanks Debra for the award!

Shells and Cicada hope you can view it later, sorry for the trouble you are having.

Blaze, I love the red ones, too!

Sandra, I know, 12 years what a labor of love. I held my breath as they crossed the busy street, and I loved that the crossing light showed elephants and not people! As for Capt. Solomon contacting me.
about my grandfather, I was so surprised and honored by his thoughtfulness, and have been in touch with him since to thank him.

Thanks Sandra and Please Sir, so happy you enjoyed it, too!

Bascom said...

This is sweet little movie. Thanks for posting it. Do you know if Charles Eames and Russell Wright knew each other? Charles Eames is probably as highly regarded in design circles as Diego Giacometti. The furniture of both men is inventive and stylish. Anyway, Victoria, this is a good post.

Hey Harriet said...

I also have trouble viewing film clips. Tried yesterday & it didn't work. Tried now & it didn't work. Ugh! I'm sure it will work next time. Have you visited the Eames website. It's so much fun! Problem is that I want to purchase EVERYTHING on it!

Victoria said...

Bascom, I wonder how the various designers of that time interacted with each other, and what type of relationships/influence they had with one another. When I think of other creative artistic movements, such as post-impressionism, modern art, etc. I can easily identify relationships between many of the artists. However I really don't know much about the same when it comes to the mid-century modern designers. My limited knowledge is only on them individually. I would be interested in learning more though of their interactions with one another.

Harriet, so sorry you have had trouble viewing this film as well. Hope it works for you later. And yes, the Eames website is terrific!