ASIFA-San Francisco will be hosting 2006 Oscar nominee Anthony Lucas and producer Julia Lucas of the film, THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO, at De Anza College - Advanced Technology Center Theatre (Room #120) at 7:00 pm.
Inspired by the works of Jules Verne and Edgar Allen Poe, Australian animator Anthony Lucas has created a gothic horror mystery with exceptionally strong design. Set in an airborne world of iron dirigibles and steam-powered computers, THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO tells the story of a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. Lucas combines classic shadow puppets with 3D digital models rendered as silhouettes to forge one of the most innovative animation techniques seen in recent years.
Visiting the Bay Area in the week between the BAFTAs and the Oscars, Anthony Lucas will screen his early films, explain his novel compositing of 2D silhouette cutouts with 3D models, display production materials and discuss the evolution of his style. To download a glimpse of his work, go to www.jaspermorello.com/gazette/.
De Anza is located at 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino, directly adjacent to Route 85. Take Route 280 south to Route 85 south (direction: Gilroy). Exit 85 immediately at Stevens Creek Blvd. Turn left back over the freeway, then turn right into the campus at the second signal (Mary Avenue). To reach the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) after entering the campus, immediately turn left to continue on the campus perimeter road. You will see a large building on your right, called "Student and Community Services." The ATC is the first large building behind that. The theater, room 120, is located on the lower floor.