DECEMBERISTS

by PETER SLUSZKA

Hornet, in conjunction with Flux, created a unique concert event, Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, for the band, The Decemberists, and their album The Hazards of Love. This one-night only concert was performed with the dramatic visual backdrop created by directors from Hornet. The album, consisting of four different sections, was given to a director to visualize. During the concert the band played the entire album continuously as the visuals for each section was projected. The show took place in October of 2009 at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California.

PETER SLUSZKA

PETER SLUSZKA

Peter Sluszka, winner of various awards and accolades, may be the most calm and patient director in the business. With strong roots in stop motion, it’s easy to understand why. It also helps that he's gleaned a thing or two from his time working alongside the legendary Michel Gondry.

Peter is a skilled mixed-media director, but above all, he is a clever designer and a fabrication whiz. It's not uncommon to find him fully immersed in a project and getting his hands dirty with set design, fabrication, or even animation.

Having directed original content  animation, commercial productions, music videos, television series and feature films, Peter's portfolio is brimming with live action, CG and stop-motion feats. He’s manipulated everything from traditional foam latex puppets to meat, origami, snow, yarn and (literally) tons of clay.