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Something strange is going on in Brooklyn. A giant bread creature is poised to attack the city, aliens are living next door, a bear turns up missing, felt critters are walking & talking, and old people start hooking up on the internets. Maybe there's something funny in the water.

The Pratt Institute's Media Arts Department proudly presents the Traditional Animation thesis films of the graduating class of 2007, as well as selected shorts. Students will be in attendance for a Q&A to talk about their stop motion, 2-D computer animation, and hand-drawn films.

Free and open to the public, May 4th & 5th, 7pm at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater


We are a group of animators that attend Pratt Institute, located in Brooklyn, New York. Here is our archives of sketches, photos, and animations.


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[ Lee ] [ Lena ] [ Nny ]
[ Pam ] [ Steph ]
[ Emmett ] [ Javan ]
[ Maurice ] [ Kat ]
[ Manny ] [ Kris ] [ Isam]
[ Dav-odd ] [ Misha ] [ Jess ]
[ Tony ] [ George ]

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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Spring Break-a-ganza

So spring break is coming up soon (march 18 through the 24 or some such dates), and curious as to what everyone's plans are. I'm
heading out to L.A. for that week, and am wondering if anyone would like to join me. It would help split lodging costs, but that's the only thing...this isn't going to be a school-funded trip or anything, just a personal spring break. So getting there you'll have to foot on your own. I just think it would be good to go out there with at least one or two other friends and explore the area, have fun and visit studios while we're at it. Any takers?

Monday, February 27, 2006


A rotoscoped movie?? A Scanner Darkly.

I dunno...


thought this was funny

Sunday, February 26, 2006

oooh ahhh

Remember "Dragon," that Superbowl commercial I posted about a while back? You can see it here again and also see a super nifty making of thing. I think they're using traditional and digital media in perfect harmony... check it out.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Saturday in G50

Just a re-cap, and because I've been terrible (again) with emails, the meeting in G50 tomorrow at noon will have Alisa playing The Adventures of Mark Twain. Also, we need to put together a schedule of what Key-Frame wants to do for the next year, whether it be stuff that needs places here on campus booked, or finacial stuff for trips (ie. Ottawa), etc., I'll be staying after the movie to start putting that together. Student Activities is putting together a more thourough layout of club activity this year and need detailed information on all club needs. So, if you want to be a part of deciding what Key-Frame needs to do, let me know this weekend! Tanks! Army Tanks!


Thursday, February 23, 2006

you want your Maypo? Well come and get it!

Stumbled upon This website that has hi-res Quicktimes of four of the Marky Maypo commercials. Hope you like.


Disney's reviving hand drawn animation??????


Wednesday, February 22, 2006


The Adventures of Mark Twain
The First Full Length Feature Film in the Magic of Claymation(c)!
Produced and Directed by Will Vinton

This Saturday at noon in G50!

Monday, February 20, 2006

Need a Bit of an Internship?

Posting this fer Pat:

i'm looking for two more interns to work on my new film (photoshop coloring) now until mid april, mon., wed., or fri.
can you post that on your key frame blog? i can do retroactive credit or something. contact melissa@ 212-406-1631
hope all is well


Saturday, February 18, 2006

London Squared

Hey Lee.
If any of you guys from Pratt want to be extras in our film, swing on
Hope you're all well.
Carolyn and Andy London

Here's the details:

Hi Friends.
In light of some extenuating circumstances, we changed the date for
our shoot.
So if you still have a burning desire to be groovy urbanite-extra in
our film "3 Words About New York", here's your chance. And since
the shoot is now on a Sunday morning, maybe just stay out all night,
don't change your clothes from the night before, and voila! You're
a movie.

Here are the details:

Shoot: "Three Words About New York"

Directed by: Carolyn and Andy London

Date: Sunday, February 26th

Time: 10 am to 2pm
Location: Elmo
156 7th Avenue
Between 19th and 20th St.
New York, NY 10011

Attire: Fabulous.

Hope to see you there. I think we'll have a blast.

Carolyn and Andy

Thursday, February 16, 2006


Hey Guys I need your help! My film, Loose Change, is in a online competition. This comp is hosted by AWN and Animation Magazine.

I need votes in order to win. Please vote for me!


Wednesday, February 15, 2006


We need to nominate someone for the Pratt Institute Distinguished Teacher Award for 2006.

Every year, there is always a professor from either Architecture or ComD that wins. I think it's time to change that. I proclam that it's time for the Animators to have their say.

We should nominate as a group, that way our vote counts for something, Now you might ask yourself who is eligible for this? well here is it:

Recipients should have been employed (full-time or part-time) a minimum
of six years (not necessarily consecutively) at Pratt; and demonstrate
the following:

- Subject expertise and the ability to impart this expertise to students
- Current and relevant knowledge of the discipline or profession
- Thorough preparation for class
- Helpful academic and career advisement of students
- Collegiality and cooperation campus-wide, good rapport with students

we should talk about who we want, Does anyone have any ideas?

Then we,


Monday, February 13, 2006

Before it all melts and I'm sad...

I'm playing in the snow again tonight!! 11:30 same place. Woo.

Thanks everyone for helping me to fulfill my snowball fight fantasies... really, that was awesome!! We definitely need to get together later this week (friday?) to make a giant snowman!!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Ah, Cal-Arts....

My friend found this. Cal-Arts has some pretty creative work out there. .....I was laughing for A LONG TIME.



We should all take a break from our insane amounts of work and let it all out by hurling balls of snow at one another. Tonight at 10 in front of the ARC... be there! Peace-lovers can make snowmen instead. :)

Saturday, February 11, 2006

OSWALD? how random.

Disney has traded veteran sportscaster Al Michaels to NBC for Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Walt Disney sold Oswald to Universal in 1927, the vacuum that followed was the driving force that lead him to create Mickey Mouse.

"NBC Pulls Rabbit out of Hat to get Al"


You know me and my obsession with animation blogs, There are some really great interviews with Annie Award Winners, including interviews with Nick Park, Brad Bird, Tom Kenny and filmmakers Dan Lund and Tony West. check that out here:

grownup geeks' guide


During an interview following the ceremony, Brad Bird was asked if he might consider doing a stop-motion film in clay. He laughed heartily and said, "I'll leave it to people who are better at it than I am… I'm really happy that this year people are realizing that every other form of animation is just as vital as CG."

Bird also said that he is currently working on a couple of projects at Pixar, but that neither has been announced yet so he is unable to comment on them. "I really can't talk about it. I love working at Pixar and it's just a great group of people."

When asked if he felt the same way about the newly merged Disney-Pixar animation studio, Bird said, "Yeah! We're all very optimistic about what lies ahead… I'll tell you one thing I'm really excited about though. An animator is in charge of animation at Disney, and I think that's a reason to just cheer to the heavens."

Wicked Zoom Power!

waaaugh...i finally found that "endless zoom" thing I was telling some of you about in class:


Thursday, February 09, 2006

Ottawa Animation at SVA, February 22

I don't know if anybody has become aware of this, but there is an update on the ASIFA-East website.

There will be a screening at the School of Visual Arts of the best of the Ottawa Animation festival. The screening will take place on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:00 PM. I am planning on going to it. If anyone if interested in accompanying me, please feel free to respond.

Check out ASIFA EAST for anything I failed to mention. See you around.

A G50 painting suggestion?

Hey, Nny came over and tipped me off to this scheme to paint G50, and suggested I post this suggestion.

It's the lightboxes and the door that'll be painted, yes? What say we set up constraints (to keep things consistent), and Exquisite Corpse the place? We decide on a limited color scheme of three or so colors, an outline of black (or some dark color), and everyone draws/paints something within that framework. A day can be agreed on for the painting.

It could be like Ottawa Bus Trip, the Return Of.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Hey! How come I don't have a yellow hat?

Real Monkeying Around


I have snazzy news guys!

As you know, G-50 is seriously depressing. It's so dreary and makes me want to cry (and no one wants to see a sad Nny). I know we've been discussing it for awhile, that we wanted to decorate it and shiznit and make it more 'homelike'.

So Sophomore Jess and I went to Hankie Hank and asked him if we can paint our beloved G50! He said....YES (though he had this expression on his face like, "omfg what am i getting myself into"...but that was because i was rejoicing really loud, running down the hallway, even Bob popped out to see if I was sick in the head or not). So anyway, Hank said all we gotta do is show Fran what color we want (but since Fran, you read this blog...you can help us, or yell at us, or whatever).

I suggest we only paint the door, and the lightbox wood. Lee came up with this good idea, to add lil shelves ontop of the light boxes. Because you know how everything slides off the slippery lightboxes and gets all bitchylike when you're trying to work...


Suggestions? Colors?

Sunday, February 05, 2006

wow, a reason to watch the super bowl...

United Airlines To Unveil New Super Bowl Ad in Stop Motion

Friday, February 03, 2006

I'll miss the accent but...

CBS Orders Aardman's Creature Comforts
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
February 3, 2006

CBS has ordered its first animated series in 13 years, Creature Comforts, an American version of the hit British stop-motion animated TV series of the same name, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The project comes from Aardman Animations, the creative force behind the Oscar-nominated feature Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and box office hit Chicken Run.

In "Comforts," excerpts from real-person interviews are placed in the mouths of a variety of animated animals who end up "discussing" different subjects on the show. CBS has ordered seven half-hour episodes for midseason 2006-07.

Creature Comforts has enjoyed great commercial and critical success in the U.K. since it launched on ITV1 in 2003 as a series of 10-minute segments. The show is based on Nick Park's 1989 Oscar-winning short film of the same name.

Aardman will produce the half-hour stop-motion animated series in Los Angeles and at its Bristol, England, studios.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Thought this was a funny picture


Wednesday, February 01, 2006


John Freakin' Lasseter.

This is a snippet of an article from: Jim Hill Media

"What sort of impact?," you ask. Well, let's start with WDFA. Where it's been reported that Lasseter (I.E. The new chief creative officer of the combined Pixar / Disney operation) and Ed Catmull (I.E. President of this new mega animation operation) met with middle managers in the Sorcerer Mickey building last Wednesday and basically told these folks: "If you don't draw for a living, then you really don't belong in this building."

Flushed Away

Flushed Away - new Aardmanian feature. In CG.