Getting “Fired Up” and Saying Goodbye

With President Obama leaving office this week, we wanted to publish a piece that captured some of the eloquence, charm, and narrative ability he brought to the hardest job in the world.

We found it in this rousing film directed and produced by Dan Fipphen and Elyse Kelly, combining the animation skills of 12 artists from all over the planet.

Dan Fipphen, Elyse Kelly in Washington DC: “On a rainy day in June of 2007, President Obama found himself speaking to a subdued crowd in the tiny town of Greenwood, SC.

“He was exhausted, soaking wet, and beginning to doubt the whole campaign when a voice called out from the back, ‘Fired up, ready to go!’.

“The chant, started by one unassuming woman in a church hat, transformed the audience and went on to become a rallying cry in every corner of America.”
 

Fipphen_Fired Up Ready to Go | STASH MAGAZINE

Fipphen_Fired Up Ready to Go | STASH MAGAZINE

Fipphen_Fired Up Ready to Go | STASH MAGAZINE

Fipphen_Fired Up Ready to Go | STASH MAGAZINE

Fipphen_Fired Up Ready to Go | STASH MAGAZINE
 
Directors / producers: Dan Fipphen, Elyse Kelly
Animation directors (in order of appearance):
Emily Eckstein & Ege Alper
Alex Silver
Lynn Tomlinson
Jovanna Tosello
Duke & Duck
Amy Lee Ketchum
Juan Camilo Gonzalez
Musa Brooker
Miguel Jiron
Sara Spink
Lou Morton
Daniela Sherer

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