Island Hopping

A character learns that the only way to survive in an island world is to keep hopping (and hoping) from one island to the next.

  • Michael Long
    "Eyepiece," "Follies: An Introduction to Don Quixote"
  • Michael Long
    "Eyepiece," "Follies: An Introduction to Don Quixote"
  • Michael Long
    "Eyepiece," "Follies: An Introduction to Don Quixote"
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    HDTV 1080p24
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Michael Long

Michael Long is an Assistant Professor of animation at Webster University in St. Louis, MO, where he has taught for many years. His previous award-winning animated films include "Eyepiece" and "Follies: An Introduction to Don Quixote." He also teaches foil fencing and performs close-up magic—both of which help him better understand how to create illusions.

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Director Statement

I share Norman McLaren’s belief that animation is what happens in between the drawings. If an artist leaves well-timed gaps, then the audience can take part in the delightful pleasure of filling them in. The animator and the audience co-create the film moment by moment to give it meaning.