Four masters of the arts come together to invite you into the heart of New York City. In this truly unique short film, the worlds of music and art, classical training and street styles collide, forming a brilliant explosion of sight and sound.
Featuring the atmospheric urban art of JUSTIN BUA and a soundtrack by legendary turntablist DJ QBERT and world renown cellist DANA LEONG. Director JULIE GRATZ weaves a rhythmic surreality where the audience can escape into moments in the streets that are filled with artistic expression from the hip hop culture of a vibrant metropolis. Animated and produced by KALEIDA VISION.
We're honored to be be premiered and featured with a wonderful article by the amazing people over at Tribeca Film, and we hope you enjoy the journey!
https://tribecafilm.com/stories/rhythm-of-the-city-justin-bua-julie-gratz-hip-hop-music-video-animation-animated-short-film-new-yorkAnimation, Character Design, Painting2015
Industrial sludge meets raw energy. Alkaline is a piece about the ability to evolve and transcend. It is a collaboration driven by the transformative power of movement, art, music, and relationships.
This is a passion project by Julie Gratz, which was started purely as an excuse to get a bunch of talented friends together. It quickly became much more personal, solely incorporating footage from two of her favorite places; Brooklyn and Martha's Vineyard. Over the 2.5 years it took to complete, the idea evolved and eventually settled on this organic style of animation that transports us between worlds.
We're very thankful to have this piece featured on The Creator's Project.
Directed & Edited by Julie Gratz
Produced by KALEIDA
Choreographed by Adrian Causing
Performed by Leslie Hubilla and Michael Esteban
Music by David Hoon Newman
Cinematography by Justin Nunnink and Julie Gratz
Animation by Julie Gratz, Kevin Ryan and Jake Wincek
Color Correction by Fletcher Wolfe
Compositing by Ivo Stoop
Additional Sound by Cory Choy
Production Assistance by Erinn ClancyAnimation, Film, Motion Graphics2015
Morebarn "Silver Screen" Music Video
The Album artwork for "Made by Hand" and the video for "Silver Screen" were collaboration projects between KALEIDA and Gary Waldman that began at the beginning of 2013. Both pieces were truly "Made by Hand" in the spirit of the album, as all of the artwork and landscapes were hand-painted with oils, and the animation is hand-drawn frame by frame.
43 feet of painting, and 13,000 frames later, we're proud to share this piece with you.Animation, Fine Arts, Music2014
Album Artwork for Morebarn's album "Made By Hand." By Julie Gratz, 2013. Oil on canvas, and pen on paper.Drawing, Fine Arts, Painting2015
Official Music Video for Only a Circle by Morebarn
Directed & Animated by Julie Gratz
Additional Animation by Annalise Murphy
Music produced, engineered and mixed by Jeff Hill
Gary Waldman: Vocal & Portuguese guitar
Hannah Cohen: Harmony vocal
Jeff Hill: Bass & pocket piano
Ethan Eubanks: Drums & percussion
Jon Graboff: Pedal steelAnimation, Computer Animation, Music2014
Brand New Day by Morebarn
Words & Music by Gary Waldman
Video by KALEIDA
Creative directors Julie Gratz & Inna Shnayder
Shot & Edited by Julie Gratz
Music Produced and Recorded by Jeff Hill
Mixed by Jim Scott
Gary Waldman: Vocals / Taropatch Ukulele
Jeff Hill: Bass, Toy Piano, Backing Vocals
Jon Graboff: Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Ethan Eubanks: Drums and Percussion
Hannah Cohen: Harmony VocalArt Direction, Film, Music2014
Photography by Inna Shnayder from client shoots and performances.Branding, Digital Photography, Photography2015
An animated Save the Date video for my sister's wedding, set to the music of "I Want You" by Rachael Yamagata. The design is inspired by art nouveau jewelry, and includes textures from photographs taken near our family's second home in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard.Animation, Drawing, Illustration2013
A short film/animation showing the creation of a 6 foot by 6 foot painting that unites 100 mini canvases. Each of the mini canvases were made for the friends and family of my sister and her new husband.Animation, Film, Painting2013
An animation created for projection behind the band on Citizen Cope's fall 2012 tour. It is simply what the song "One Lovely Day" sounded like, and what the music created for me. Incredibly thankful for the opportunity and the chance to explore music, movement, and symmetry in this way.Computer Animation, Illustration, Music2012
In preparation for an ambitious music video that I am animating, I figured I'd quickly play around with a different style of animation that I've been drooling over for a few years...
Here is Walter. I drew him in my sketchbook two years ago and he has finally come to life. Say hello.Animation, Character Design, Drawing2013