INTERVIEW - Lee Stringle (Odonis Odonis - Order in the Court)

Director: Lee Stringle
Odonis Odonis - Order in the Court 

Lee Stringle - Short Bio
Lee Stringle is a Toronto-based visual artist whose work includes video, fine art painting and design. He has been working for the past 12 years as a fine artist. Was senior artist at Brushstrokes Fine Art publishers for 8yrs and is now currently working at Redblend Fine Art Inc.

What was your reaction when you heard that your video was shortlisted for The Prism Prize?
I was surprised and honored.

If your video wins the $5000 grand prize… where will the money go?
I'll most likely put the money toward a new art project.

How would you describe your artistic style?
I change up my style often, not really on purpose, I just get bored doing the same thing.

How did you become the animation director for this video?
This was my first go at animation and I wanted to learn After Effects.  I used this project as a learning tool.  I asked my friend Dean Tzenos of Odonis Odonis if I could use one of his songs for this purpose, thankfully he said yes.  I had no idea what the out come would be.

How was the visual narrative and style created for the music video?
The song instantly called for Bosch paintings to move.  It was a quick decision, seemed perfect.  I also wanted there to be a sort of 3 act narrative structure, so it would be easy for the viewer to follow.

What was the most challenging and gratifying part of creating this animation?
Finishing it and learning the software.  I also got a real kick out of watching Bosch's world come to life.

What animation software was used for the animation?
Adobe After Effects.

Who is one of your favourite Canadian animators?
What is one of your favourite art books? 
The Art Spirit by Robert Henri.

Who is an up-and-coming or relatively unknown Canadian animator that everyone should check out? 

Jesse Yules (Ewles) Show Reel 2012.