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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.


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

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[ Pat Smith ]
[ Lisa Crafts ]
[ Naree Song ]
[ Andy London ]

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All My Heroes Have Day-Jobs
Badge 80x15
Cartoon Brew
Animation Meat
John K
Seward Street
Animate Clay
Stephen Silver
Channel Frederator

Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Nightmare Before Christmas is returning to theaters October 20th in 3D... with the glasses and all! I'm psyched because I've never seen TNBC in a theater. So who wants to go? Tickets aren't on sale yet, but we can figure out when and where now.


The Pavilion is the closest - it's in Park Slope, and the 7:30 or 9:30 shows look good to me. Any takers? Costumes are highly encouraged of course.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Pictures from Ottawa.

For what it's worth...Here is a link to some of my pictures from Ottawa.


Sorry if it's disorganized. I'm new at this too.

Monday, September 25, 2006


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Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I love how it's 1:52AM and I just started packing. And then I realize, I have to do laundry.


Rofl. XD Oh well. Lots of time to sleep on t3h bus!

Don't forget to charge everything! :D

Sunday, September 17, 2006

In case you missed it

The meeting this afternoon went well! Here is a recap:

- Meet in frount of the lower ARC at 7 p.m. sharp on Wednesday with all of your things packed and ready to go to Ottawa. We will leave without you.

- Passport or birth certificate and valid ID are required to get on the buss and more importantly get into Canada. So don't forget them.

- Rolling luggage is recommended but anything that can hold the follow will do:

toothbrush / toothpaste
2 pairs of comfortable shoes ( one of them being waterproof )
extra pair of Socks
Umbrella / waterproof jacket
clothing that can be put on in layers.

- Bring a sketchbook

- bring business cards / resume' / dvd reels ( you never know who you are going to meet )

- Small throw blanket and small pillow

- Camera & extra batteries

- Money - ATM card and or credit cards to get canadian money out of their machines

- Snacks for the bus ride ( no nuts, fruit, veggies) all liquids should have caps ( no cans)

- check out the Festival Website and look at the screenings and plan on which ones you want to go to. www.ottawa.awn.com

If I have forgotten anything else that we discussed please add it by commenting to this post. thanks guys!

Friday, September 15, 2006


Gee Fifty Sunday @ 7~! Bring f00d. :D It might be wise to bring your own lightboxes (if you have one), since last week was RIDICULOUSLY crowded. I couldn't believe how many people there were!!! Oh HW, how evil you are!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

blog log

Okay, so I've set up a blog for the faculty to blog on.


You know, a place where we can complain about students.

Kidding, of course. It's going to be, I hope, a place to think about course structures and post demo reels from the department. Hooray!


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Animator Attire

Yes, Animators are a bit quirky, but not in the way we dress. To be honest, as a group animators we dress pretty normal, at least I think so.

One thing that I do find interesting is that if an animator likes an article of clothing, we will wear it constantly. Not that its dirty, we will wash it, we just wear it a lot. Solid blocks of color are popular. A pair of "Chucks" are typical.

Lets talk about eye-wear. Square or oval shaped black rimmed frames. I'll admit it, I'm guilty. But since when did wearing those frames make us so damn artistic, or are we all just pretending to be artistic?

We are definitely not high fashion, and we know that, we want to be comfortable in clothes we will be in for many hours, slaving over the light table or keyboard.

But honestly can we try to match are hoodies with are spongebob sleeping pants?

We're number one!

If you google "pratt animation" are blog comes in at the number 1 and 2 slots. Just thought it was cool.

Although it could be lame.... never-mind.

Animation block

One more thing...

Oh, and we were also talking last night about the lack of web presence for the department. Tomorrow I'm going to start setting up a blog for the Traditional Animation Department. Now, it will be a very different purpose than the Keyframe blog - don't want to step on any toes. More something that a prospective student could look at to see syllabi, student work, course listings, etc. Any suggestions would be helpful. I will start bugging you all for quicktimes... now.

Pratt News

Hi All,

Well, there was a faculty meeting of the Animation teachers last night, and I thought I'd keep you all updated about what was discussed.

First off, the faculty seems solidly behind seperating the animation from the live action senior show. We're thinking that we could have the show, perhaps at two seperate times, at a theater in Manhattan like Two Boots Pioneer. That would make it easier to get recruiters and industry folks to show up. Also, we thought the format could be a show followed by a panel-type Q7A with the animators.

Also, there will be a contest to create a poster for the Senior Show. The poster will be hung around Pratt and in animator hang-outs. It will also be produced as a postcard that will be sent to studios. We'll need a work-study student for that, I think.

What else? Well, I'm stopping by B&H on the way home today and I'm getting two new DV cameras. One for G-50 and one for D-9. Something with a shut-off for auto-focus. We're going to order a few more, but I've been asking for new cameras for those rooms for three years now and can't wait any more.

Have you all met Naree Song and Andy London? They are new professors this fall and are both cool. Naree was an animator on Little Einsteins and works at her own studio now. She's a whiz with Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and production methods. Andy runs London Squared productions and is a crack puppet animator with some great ideas about story telling. Naree will be teaching Character I and Animation I, Andy will be teaching Storyboarding.


Monday, September 11, 2006

FOR SALE: Handmade animation table with disk

So here is the deal. My Dad is a woodworker and he is selling handmade animation tables with the disks. These tables are handcrafted and are portable, just set them on any table or flat surface ( they fit perfectly on the white drafting tables in the dorms) . They inculde a spinable insert disk that can rotate. Also, you don't have to worry about the electrical because he makes that built into the table. All you supply is the pegbar and the paper!

The price you ask? Just a small payment of 150 dollars. A steal.

If you buy one online they start at 450 dollars!

If you are interested let me know by commenting. I have one so if you want to see the dimension and test one out, let me know and I can have you over. Thanks!

Monday Morning Inspiration

My Father’s Hand: the drawings of Samuel Wray

Mr. Wray ( father of Bill Wray), has done hundreds of drawings, but now suffers from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and can no longer hold a pencil. His daughter Amanda has started scanning and posting these drawings regularly. Most of them are simpler than the self portrait shown here, and display a very elegant economy of line.

Saturday, September 09, 2006


We doing homework. Sunday @ 7PM. G50.


Thursday, September 07, 2006

18? Cripes!

This is the list that just went off to Ottawa. Hooray!

Lee Rubenstein
Katie Cropper
Isam Prado
Jessica Plummer
Emmett Goodman
Alisa Stern
Jen Lee
Jessica Marano
Joshua Weisbrod
Javan Ivey
Maya Edleman
Fran Krause
Dan Mountain
Max Salazar
Manny Rodriguez
Misha Polons
Maya Edleman
William "David" Sheahan
Fiona Lee

Big screening

As subscribers to Bill Plympton's Newsletter we received a great email:

The big news is - "Hair High" will be screening in New York City, starting October 18 at the Pioneer Two Boots Theatre. It's part of their "Month of Horror" for October. Bill Plympton will make personal appearances at the theater, and every guest will receive a drawing from Bill. Cast members and other surprise guests (including the "Krazy Kock" mascot) will appear at the premiere.

Pioneer Two Boots Theatre

155 East 3rd St. (between Ave. A + B)
New York NY 10019
Showtimes: 212-591-0434
Advance Tickets

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Hullo and welcome! There is a good chance you are joining us for the first time because one of us stuffed a flyer in your face... or perhaps you even willingly picked one up. This is our Blog! Hurray!!

There's a meetin tonight at 6:00 in the ARC (that's the big building with the funny roof at the far end of campus.) It'll be in G-50 which is in the basement waaaay in the back. There will be signs. Come and hang out and find out more about what makes this club so cool. And there will be cartoons!!

If you can't make it tonight do not fear because we post on this Blog whenever we are meeting to hang out in the ARC or go off campus to watch cartoons and do other cool stuff... so come back soon!!

Ottawa Rooms

This is what I believe we discussed at Lee's BBQ. If I'm wrong, please comment and tell me who I'm missing, or where who belongs where or whatever.


Lee's Room
Dan M.
Manny (?)

Alisa's Room
Jess Plummer

Misha's Room
Jess Marano

Monday, September 04, 2006

Club Day!!!!!!

Club Day is tomorrow and Keyframe is having a table... so come and show off just how cool we all are. It's between noon and 2. Be there!!