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I Have a Question Michael Langan

In which Chris Robinson asks animation professionals profoundly inane questions about the inner workings of their existence. Today's guest is American indie filmmaker Michael Langan ('Doxology', 'Chronos').

"Shaman' by Michael Langan (Starring Brett Gelman)

Michael Langan is an American filmmaker known for his fusion of experimental animation, visual effects, music videos and otherwise bizarre and beautiful experiences.

He agreed to meet me on a sparse cloud overlooking the seas of worlds now gone. It was a Sunday; the weather was bearable. The time was early. I was late.

I get the greatest pleasure from a penny in my pocket, tied with saying the letter “L.”

The name of my autobiography would be Look At These Nice Rainbows: The Autobiography of Michael Langan

My most beloved possession is my artistic license, c/o Lee Dejasu (RISD Freshman Foundation), scrawled on a little piece of paper.

A (non-family member) person I have high respect for is Sean Buckelew. That guy has the most refreshing conviction and clarity of thought.

I recently read an article which named him as an outlier in the indie animation world because he focuses on subject matter more than formal experimentation. Making meaning is underrated!

The song that makes me tingle is….

Jacob Collier’s cover of “Fascinating Rhythm”

“Hocus Pocus" by Animal Collective

“No Children” by The Mountain Goats

“Someone Great” by LCD Soundsystem

The funniest thing that happened to me this one time when I spent 12 years in Alabama…

I’d like to be remembered as the father of a wonderful person.

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A well-known figure in the world of independent animation, writer, author & curator Chris Robinson is the Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.