“The LEGO Batman Movie” Screening with Director Chris McKay

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
“The LEGO Batman Movie” Screening with Director Chris McKay

  The 6th avenue theatre is a buzz.  #Snowstorm is trending in New York City.  I can hear animators in the audience talking shop, about how many storyboards were done that day. Everyone is excited for director Chris MCKay to come out after the screening of The LEGO Batman Movie.  The closer we get the […]

Tinker Tailor Cobbler Thief

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Tinker Tailor Cobbler Thief

On Saturday, September 24th, animation historian John Canemaker sat down with animator Richard Williams to discuss the Museum of Modern Art’s new release of his classic film, The Thief and the Cobbler: A Moment in Time. An animated masterpiece that was started in 1964, worked on for decades, it was never really finished and had […]

David Daniels Strata-Cuts New York

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David Daniels Strata-Cuts New York

“Well, if they don’t want you as an animator, you can always be a camera man.”  And with this bit of encouragement, David Daniels started his NY career at the Broadcast Arts animation studio.  Daniels had just screened Buzz Box as part of his interview, and it was met with mixed results.  Buzz Box (Daniels, […]

2017 Call for Entries

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in Call for entries, Uncategorized | No Comments
2017 Call for Entries

2017 ASIFA East Animated Film Festival Film Call! INSTRUCTIONS Starting Jan 3rd, visit our festival website and submit your film in a two-part submission form. PART ONE outlines your entry information and a link to your (private) film. PART TWO submits your payment options. Entries missing payment will be disqualified. Each film submission requires a […]

The New School seeks Assistant Professor of Experimental Animation

Posted by on Nov 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The New School seeks Assistant Professor of Experimental Animation

  The New School Job Post link Applicants for faculty positions must apply on-line using the streamlined faculty application on The New School human resources website http://careers.newschool.edu. Applicants may be contacted at the discretion of the search committee for additional materials, such as digital work samples. The New School does not discriminate on the basis […]

Animation Nights NY: Best of the Fest

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Animation Nights NY: Best of the Fest

Once upon a time there was a glass tower, standing at the edge of a metal forest, looking over the River of East.  Its mighty walls were fortified with the cleverest of pyramids and its hall were bathed in golden globes of light.  Visitors to this strange place could rest their weary feet on grass […]

Dirty Morning Cartoons

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Dirty Morning Cartoons

“Salt… I feel like you should eat less salt,” Leah said as she caressed my hand, underneath a towel in the heat of a Brooklyn summer night.  We were at Dirty Morning Cartoons presented by Cartuna on Friday Aug 5th, 2016, as part of the Brooklyn Fire Proof Summer Series.  I had just arrived in […]

LAST MINUTE LAIKA MENTORSHIP

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
LAST MINUTE LAIKA MENTORSHIP

Film Independent Project Involve Program Announces the LAIKA Animation Fellowship for Emerging Filmmakers Apply by Friday, August 19, 2016 [editor’s note: this program appears to be in California] Emerging filmmakers with a focus in animation and who come from diverse backgrounds and communities underrepresented in film and television are invited to apply. Along with a […]

NY Animated Pop Up Parties

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments
NY Animated Pop Up Parties

“That’s the first time I ever heard the 1950’s called a renaissance,” J.J. Sedelmaier wondered out loud, in the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  It was Friday, July 29th, 2016, at the 13th Animation Block Party.  J.J. (animator, Saturday Night Live) was moderating “New York Animated Ads,” a selection of films ranging from 1929 to 2015, […]

Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival Discount!

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Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival Discount!

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is pleased to announce a special offer for our partners!  One of the world’s leading animation events, the OIAF is an annual five-day affair bringing art and industry together in a vibrant hub and attracting more than 28,000 artists, producers, students and animation […]