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Australian animator Darcy Prendergast’s music video Lucky has been short listed for an opportunity to screen at the world famous Guggenhein Museum in New York City as part of a new exhibition run in conjunction with YouTube.

Whittled down from 23,000 entries, Lucky is among the 125 films in the running for a spot in the new exhibition.  Already earning 380,000 on-line hits, Darcy’s animated piece was produced in collaboration with the Melbourne band “All India Radio”.

Lucky was created using a long exposure technique where Prendergast and his team drew in the sky with glow sticks or colored torches, similar to writing your name in the sky with sparklers.  One 25 second exposure gives you one image.  The process was repeated hundreds of times to form a sequence.

Lucky has already won awards worldwide.  At home In Australia the film won best animated video at St. Kilda Film Festival and three separate nominations at the ATOM awards.

Until this  film Darcy has been working in claymation.  I have been watching his work ever since his name caught my eye in the credits for Mary & Max and with this move into a totally different he has proved that he is not only a talented young animator but very versatile as well.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Lucky on the big screen you can watch it at:

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