A New Kind of Universe

Painted 16mm, video feedback, and archival footage are used to create a journey forwards, happening one step at a time.

Official video for "A New Kind of Universe" by Fort Frances, copyright 2019.

All archival footage is in the public domain, and taken from the Prelinger Archives.

  • Steve Wood
  • Fort Frances
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video
  • Genres:
    animation, music
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Ann Arbor Film Festival
    Ann Arbor
    United States
    March 27, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Steve Wood

Steve Wood studied film at The University of Michigan. His thesis work focused on the short-form, experimental work that had originally drawn him to the medium: commercials, music videos, animation and video games.

Working in commercial post-production for over 20 years since then, including time in Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, he has concurrently made short films which have been screened and broadcast both locally and internationally. Venues have included The London SciFi Film Festival, Cinequest, The Montreal Underground Film Festival, and USA Cable Networks.

Steve is currently working as a compositor, colorist, and voice-over artist in Chicago, while continuing to experiment with moving images.

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Director Statement

Moving forward is a constant struggle, and it happens one step at a time.