Jamie Caliri

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Jamie Caliri (born February 22, 1970 in Buffalo, New York) is an American director, known primarily for music videos, television commercials and title sequences.

Between 1988 and 1992, he studied film, design and animation at the California Institute of the Arts. He is also a self-taught still photographer.

He has been associated with Duck Studios since early 2005. He has been signed to production companies Acme Filmworks (ca. 1992–ca. 1994), Duck Soup Studios (1994–1995) and its division The Front (1995–1997), MJZ and its satellite Stimmung (1997–ca. 1999), and to Windmill Lane and its subsidiary Pusher (2003–ca. 2005).

He has directed commercials for Children's Medical Center (Dallas) (2010), Fruitopia (1997), KCRW (1996), Kraft Singles, Pier 1 Imports, and United Airlines (2006[1] and 2008), among others.

In 2006, he was asked explore animation concepts for a feature film adaptation of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. The project fell through, but Caliri posted two and a half minutes of concept footage he directed, titled The Escapist v.s. The Iron Gauntlet, on his Vimeo channel.[2]

As a still photographer he has worked for clients such as Capitol Records, Interscope Records, Helios Dance Theater, and Heather Benjamin Jewelry.

In addition to this, he also DPed a number of short films, music videos and commercials and taught experimental animation at CalArts.

His brother is drummer Mario Calire.

Since 1993, he and his software engineer brother Dyami Caliri have collaborated to create stop motion animation software. In 2005, they developed Dragonframe.[3]

Notable works[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Title sequences[edit]

Short films[edit]

  • The Escapist v.s. The Iron Gauntlet, 2006
  • The Sun and the Seed, 2008[19]

Album art[edit]

External links[edit]