new JULY 2019:
the something else
animated short (12:03)
here's the trailer
for much more.
a sequel of sorts to 2016's award-winning short, The Something is here.
As the Dalai Lama once said, "Sometimes, not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck."
"The Something Else" picks up the main characters in the first story and finds Mylo working through another of life's little challenges... namely, "Who am I?"
Mylo thinks (like many of us) that he'd like to be "something else" - someone else - anything but himself. But life is "course-correcting" - upstream being upstream and downstream being down. Going down the upstream, one encounters tremendous resistance. So, he's dragged kicking and screaming towards what he really longs for...
Drawn, animated, edited, voiced and scored by TB.
"The Something Else" has just been accepted into the Kid's First Film Festival, along with a nice review:
"Oh I was so looking forward to watching this, as I have see Tom Babbitt's other film, The Something. I love his sense of style and wit. This animation of this [sic] is quite lovely; the characters are charming and have such human qualities. Poor little Mylo has quite the identity crisis, which we see played out in this sweet short film. And, the resolution at the end is quite satisfying. I give this 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18. It is a sure hit for family-friendly programming." Julie S., Kid's First! juror.
Tom hires some smokin' players from Berklee to perform Eight original Songs for birthday show - on film in front of a studio audience.
Live show filmed in September 2018, featuring 8 original songs and an extended version of ZZ Top's "Blue Jean Blues." The concert took place at SPACE 320 in Newton, MA with a studio audience - and features musicians Marciani from Argentina (guitar and vocals); Pietro Gennenzi from Italy (bass); Juan Mejia from Colombia (drums): and Santiago Galeano from Argentina (Keyboards and vocals). Each of these monster players (and wonderful guys) are Berklee School of Music grads and accomplished composers, arrangers and bandleaders in their own right. Tom's animations, as well his films with Francine Zaslow were projected during the live show as well as integrated into the finished film.
Directed, Produced, Edited & Mixed by Tom Babbitt. Produced and Co-Directed by Francine Zaslow.
Filmed at SPACE 320, Francine Zaslow Photography, Newton, MA, September 2018. Audio & Video by Kevin Greene Productions by: Kevin Greene (Producer, Camera, Lighting); Sam Harchik (Camera); Andres Gonzalez Cardona (Sound Engineer) and Julie Papili (Asst. Sounds Engineer). Special thanks to: Francine Zaslow Photography, Samuel F. Babbitt, Berklee College of Music, RULE Boston Camera, High Output - Brighton, MA, Deborah Hansen - Taberna De Hara.
live concert film
watch the full show here
animated short (7:30)
watch the full show here
A SON'S RE-IMAGINING OF a little gem of a CHILDREN'S BOOK written by MOTHER, NATALIE BABBITT, OF "TUCK EVERLASTING" FAME.
An award-winning Tom Babbitt animated short of mother Natalie Babbitt's (Tuck Everlasting) classic children's book, "The Something." Features original score, song ("It's All in a Dream"), voices, illustration, editing & animation by TB.
2016 AI-AP Motion Arts Awards; SEMI-FINALIST: Petaluma Int'l Film Fest; SEMI-FINALIST:Crystal Ship Film Fest.
New Haven Int'l Film Fest; Tula Int'l Film Fest; Sanford Int'l Film Fest; Maryland Int'l Kid's Film Fest; Top Shorts; Woodpecker Int'l Film Fest; Kid's FirstFilm Fest; Providence Children's Film Fest; Green Mountain Film Fest; Film Fest 52.