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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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Cartoon Brew
Animation Meat
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Seward Street
Animate Clay
Stephen Silver
Channel Frederator

Monday, October 30, 2006


I'm going to the Greenwich Parade. If you've never gone you should come because it's about the coolest thing in the world... ever. And if you don't have a costume I have some spares. We should leave around 7 from in front of Willoughby.

Friday, October 27, 2006

OIAF Pictures

I got an email from the OIAF, there was this link to a photo gallery

Jan Svankmajer - In Person

Lunacy (2005) 118min
Fri, Nov 3 at 2, 4:30, 7pm*
*Q&A with Jan Svankmajer
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Directed by Jan Svankmajer
With Jan Tríska, Pavel Liška

Svankmajer mixes Edgar Allan Poe and the Marquis de Sade for this combination of live action and
animation that explores how society deals with power and insanity. Liška plays a traveler who
meets the Marquis amidst a menagerie of nightmares.

Q&A with Jan Svankmajer after 7pm show.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Sunday's my B-Day and I'm seeing Nightmare in 3-D, dangit!! Everyone is invited. I'm seeing the 7:30 show in Union Square.

Buy Tickets Here! (They might sell out so buy asap.)

Dinner (Chipoltle's?) will follow.

Monday, October 23, 2006


(The Best in New Animation)
Friday, November 10,
11 A.M.
Walter Reade Theatre
165 West 65th Street

This is a free show; seated is limited to first-come, first-served!

LIFTED by Gary Rydstrom, Pixar A young alien
student tests the patience of an increasingly weary instructor
as he tries to abduct an innocently slumbering farmer. 5 min.

Kaustubh Ray, India. The central theme is a journey in which
whomever cheats loses. Depicted through visual elements like
roads, signs and a shining light sought after by many. 3½ min.

DANISH POET by Torill Kove, National Film Board of
Canada, produced by Marcy Page and Lisa Fearnley. A poet
Named Kasper experiences bad weather, an angry dog,
slippery barn planks and other seemingly unrelated factors in
his quest for inspiration and a chance to meet the famous
writer Sigrid Undset. 14 minutes

A GENTLEMEN’S DUEL by Francisco Ruiz and Sean
McNally, Blur Studio, Los Angeles. Set in the English
countryside, a lady is courted by two competitive suitors
resulting in a duel employing unusual weapons. 8 minutes

MY LOVE by Alexander Petrov, Russia. Anton, a 16-year
old high school student’s lofty dreams of brightness, purity and
love carry him into another reality away from routine daily life.
Based on Ivan Shmelev’s novel The Story of My Love. 27 min.

SHIPWRECKED by Frodo Kuipiers, Netherlands. A
castaway on a small deserted island tries to make contact with
anyone who can save him. Eventually he succeeds, but his
rescuer has other plans. 5½ min.

Pessoa of Portugal and the National Film Board of Canada. A
whimsical fable about a little girl who finds self-affirmation
after embracing her own difference. 8 minutes

This is a 35mm program. The program was organized by Ron Diamond of Acme Filmworks Inc. and Animation World Network, AWN.com. Ron will introduce the program.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Happy Halloweeeeen

Will Vinton's Claymation Comedy of Horrors in 3 parts... check em out!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

A possibly valuable lesson for animators

For those of you who have been on Jerry Beck's Cartoon Brew recently, you will know what I am talking about. For those who haven't, go there as soon as you have a moment.

Commenting on an interview with our friend, Pat Smith, and responses to it, Jerry Beck gives a gut-wrenching lesson we should all take into account.

Rather than give a synopsis, I think you go to cartoonbrew.com, and read the heading "Commentary: To Pitch or Not To Pitch?"

I'd like to hear what everyone else has to say in response, because I am 100% behind Jerry Beck on this one.

*Also, I apologize to Pam for coming in right after her post. Please do not neglect it down below.

Jobs Jobs Jobs!

So, since I'm working for Little Airplane as a Production Assistant, I know when these guys are looking for people! If any faculty or otherwise, anyone you know, needs a job in the following fields, contact Little Airplane at joinus@littleairplane.com

Final Cut Pro Editor: We need someone who has had experience editing and knows Final Cut Pro inside and out. Someone who can troubleshoot and knows the inner workings of the program.

Archivist: We need someone who is able to archive footage in After Effects and Photoshop, someone with experience in this field is definitely preferred.

While Little Airplane is, for the most part, full up in the way of animators and the like (for now), they are always looking for new talent. Send resumes, come in for a test (animation or design, or both!) you never know!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Hair High

So who's makin' like a bunch of rabid prom zombies and going to see Bill Plympton's Hair High screening next week? I've only heard Lee talking about going to see this so I thought I'd ask around if anyone wants to group up and head out that night together. I also suggest pre-ordering tickets. I want that free Plympton drawing but I also want to be able to get in.

From Bill's little minions on MySpace:
Come and join us for Bill Plympton's New York Premiere of his latest animated feature "Hair High" at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater as part of their horror month. There will be special appearances by Bill Plympton, cheerleaders and The Krazy Kock. Every guest will receive a drawing by Bill himself.
"Hair High" is an outrageous Gothic myth from the 1950’s, that tells the legend of Cherri and Spud, a teenage couple who are murdered on prom night and left for dead at the bottom of Echo Lake. It's a romantic comedy, with zombies.
"Hair High" features the voice talent of Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Silverman, David Carradine, Martha Plimpton, and Beverly D'Angelo.

When- October 18th-25th, 2006
Where- Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd St, (between Ave A&B)
New York, NY 10009
(212) 591-0434

Preorder tickets at: http://www.twoboots.com/pioneer/hairhigh.htm

gimme a shout who's goin!

Monday, October 09, 2006

anyone wanna intern?

Hey Signe sent out an email and a friend of hers named tammy is lookin' for interns heres the low down:

" Anyway, I was wondering if you have any contacts of your after effects and photoshop student experts. I am interning at Barenholtz Productions(Raising Arizona, Requiem for a Dream) and we are working on a feature documentary called "Music Inn." This is a not-for-profit feature so we can't pay the students anything except for experience, networking, and credits. A deferred payment can be negotiated. I thought that some members of your fabulous team might be interested in committing a couple of weeks to do some after effects/photoshop work. The website is www.projectilearts.org/musicinn/ for students who are interested in learning more about the project. Let me know if anyone is interested and whether I can call them up. "

so bam if you're interested.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

NCN Convention 2006

So as some of you know (or if you wondered why I was missing), I was down in Orlando for a week attending the annual National Caricaturist Network convention. This was my first time ever going, and all I can say is that it was some of the most inspirational days this year. I wanted to share some links to some great artists with everyone here, some are to master award-winning artists, some are just amazing. I put up all my photos I took on facebook if you're on there, but I encourage everyone to check out this link to hundreds of photos someone took of mostly all artwork there:


Glenn Ferguson
Joe Bluhm
Jan Op De Beeck
Grigor Eftimov

and, well...just check out www.caricature.org for all the listings of the member artists. There's so many. You will be inspired!

By the by...I also bragged quite a bit about all of you and our department with our senior thesis show in the spring to half the convention attendees plus some of the big names that were there (*cough*stephensilver*cough*). So you all better kick ass on your film because I'm inviting all of them. =P

Next year's convention: Reno, Nevada! I heartily encourage everyone to maybe possibly get interested in the NCN, because joining them and attending the convention is an unforgettable experience.

Friday, October 06, 2006

October is pretty intense, my friends.

I have received a couple of e-mails from Signe Baumane and ASIFA-East. There are dozens of animation events and screenings going on this month right here in New York, and I thought I should share them. I don't have a meeting time planned, but I would like to gather a bunch of the club members and friends to see if anyone would like to arrange going to any of these. And in saying, I realize some of these may be a little out of the way for some of you. And for those of you know me, I can be easily beaten down by lost time. However, it sometimes might be worth it.

The biggest thing I have my eye on is the ASIFA-East open screening, which you can read about on their website.
under events calender

If anyone wants to set up a short meeting this weekend, let me know here under comments, or let me know if you need my e-mail or cell phone #.

Thanks. I'll see you around.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

freakin' awesomeness

Much Thanks to Emmett for showing me this.

some sunday morning inspiration

Three of the best Animators that ever lived.

Can you Name them?

I'll give you a cookie.