FITC, the Design & Technology events company celebrated their 10th annual flagship event in Toronto this year and MK12 produced a short title film for the occasion.
The FITC Toronto 2011 festival took place May 2nd-4th 2011 with over 1100 attendees and featured over 75 design & technology presenters including MK12s own Ben Radatz and Shaun Hamontree, as well as legendary Kyle Cooper and many others. See the event details at FITC.ca
Video was created by MK12
Cel-frame animation by T.J. Fuller
FITC has produced over 50 events since 2002, with over 20,000 attendees through 19 cities around the world including Toronto, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles, and many more. From Flash to Motion Design, FLEX to AIR, Mobile and more, each FITC event stands as a unique and exciting experience that inspires, educates and challenges.
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, MK12 is a design and filmmaking collective with acclaim in both commercial and artistic arenas. Founded in 2000 by art school refugees Jed Carter, Tim Fisher, Matt Fraction and Ben Radatz and later joined by designer / composer Shaun Hamontree and partner Chad Perry, MK12’s work constantly challenges the boundaries between narrative structure and experimental storytelling via juxtapositions of live action, graphic design, nostalgic influence and new technologies. MK12 has been sought after to direct numerous commercial & network-based projects and has also provided graphic design & animation for feature films such as Stranger than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Holy Wars and Quantum of Solace.
MK12’s experimental & short film catalogue has been featured in many international film festivals and has been published in design and trade journals worldwide. Most recently, their short film “Overload” — a collaboration with NY-based painter Brian Alfred — was inducted into the Guggenheim’s permanent collection.
MK12 continues to produce original content for television and cinema, and it’s most recent film, “MK12’s History of America”, proves to be their most ambitious work to date, merging experimental design and traditional storytelling to dramatic effect. More information about this and other projects can be found at mk12.com.