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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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June 2006
July 2006
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November 2006
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January 2007
February 2007
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May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007


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Stephen Silver
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

exquisite corpse : animation show edition

Crunch Time

I've mentioned this to many people already... I have ton of work to do still on my thesis animation and I'd be so incredibly grateful if anyone would volunteer their time and talents to help me out. Mostly I need to finish the main set. I'm very flexible but need to get this set done soon so I can start animating those scenes. It's a city block made of foamcore and wood. I need people to help me cut and glue all the building elements together then paint the thing. I'll feed anyone who volnteers and I'll put your name in the credits of course. This weekend and next weekend are when I hope to work. THANKS

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Friday, January 26, 2007

The Animation Show ~ Year 3

Fantastic Show. An amazing line up of animated short films. Great crowd too. Apparently, more than half of the audience were animators! Special Guest Bill Plympton seemed a little nervous when he saw the show of hands.

I will posting a write up of the screening on my blog later on. Here are some pics I managed to take.

We all found Prof. Kalika Kharkar at the end of the show. By the way, I really am smiling here.

My boss from last summer, Signe Baumane with her boyfriend. She was helping Bill Plymtpon out with the merchandise.

Enjoy. I will posting these up on facebook as well as my own blog later on.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Animation Show 3!

It starts at 8 so let's meet at 6 in front of the ARC. Purchase tix online now if you haven't already because it will probbaly sell out. Weee.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Senior Show!

Fran has informed of the dates so we can now officially mark our calanders.

Friday, May 4 - 7pm and Saturday, May 5 - 7pm at the Pioneer Two Boots

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The International Flipbook Festival?

Just stumbled upon this today while checking a Brooklyn news blog. It opened last week and the closing party is Feb. 11. It's a "film festival without the film."

The International Flipbook Festival!


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Email from Hank

Just got an Email from Hank, and I think this is a step in the right direction, so I included a link to the forum in the side bar to the left.

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Hi Film and Animation Instructors and Students,

For years we have been trying to develop a reliable reporting method for equipment problems.
This online forum will allow you to report problems and you can check to see what was done about it.

Below is the link to report problems with equipment and studios to the technicians. Please be specific as to error message numbers and what is malfunctioning, to the best of you can determine it. Computer stations are numbered in D-3 and elsewhere.

If you are using other equipment such as cameras, please include the bar code number.

This is the link to the Media Arts forum :


Hank Linhart

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

John Dilworth is selling a animation table?

I got an email from the lovely Lisa Crafts regarding John Dilworth selling his animation table , I think not only is it hilarious, but also a great deal!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Animation Block Party 2007!!!

NYC's Animation Block Party is now open for worldwide submissions. There
will be almost $30,000 worth of prizes up for grabs at ABP Summerfest,
including winning filmmaker copies of Adobe After Effects, Boinx I-Stop
Motion, Toon Boom Studio, Autodesk’s Sketchbook, designer bags from
Crumpler, subscriptions from Animation Magazine and big student production

All genres are welcome to submit, ranging from stop motion to
experimental, ABP loves it all. There are ten award categories, including
original design, computer animation, narrative short, under minute movie,
personal documentary and more. ABP is also offering an opportunity to fund
animators Public Service Announcement films for the entire festival

This year's summer festival will run from July 28-30 all over Brooklyn, NY.

For more information on ABP 2007 go to http://www.animationblock.com/

THE ANIMATION SHOW 2007 *reposting***

New York, NY

Roseland Ballroom, January 25-26, 2007
239 W 52nd St (btw. 8th Av & Broadway) New York, NY 10019
(Bill Plympton in attendance)

Times: (25th) 8:00 PM, (26th) 6:30 & 9:00 PM
Ticket Price: $12.50
Purchase tickets online Phone # 202.317.7171
Website: http://www.roselandballroom.com

order tickets here : http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/95


Monday, January 15, 2007

HELP WANTED ~ from Emmett Goodman

I believe some of you have already seen this. It is the short stop-motion film I made this past summer, IVAN'S ACT. The version here has no sound and music. I would like to get some sound to this soon, preferably by the middle of next month. I realize how busy everyone gets, and I personally don't like bossing people around.
BUT....if anybody knows someone who can compose music and do it quickly on a synthesizer or something, I would truly appreciate it if you recommended them for this job. I don't know about paying anyone, but maybe something can be worked out. All I need is 2-3 minutes of music to go along with the film.

I have tried to find existing music to adapt to IVAN, but to no avail. The same goes with sound. I will need to figure out the sound at some point.
In the meantime, I am doing something I should have done months ago, and posting IVAN'S ACT up here.
(By the way, even though the clock says 8 minutes, that's a faulty error, as my film is only 3 minutes long.)

Please respond if you have any comments or feedback. Thanks a bunch.

By the way, for those who don't know, I have a new blog over where my name is. My new ranting corner.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Marv Newland at Pratt

Hey everyone,

Marv Newland, of the PJs, Bambi Meets Godzilla, Black Hula & Sing Beast Sing, will be at Pratt on March 1st to show his films and talk with students. Hooray! I will post more details when I figure them out.

Check out one of his animations on YouTube

Also, Andy London emailed me to say that there's only three people signed up for the storyboarding class. It need five to run, I think, so please let your friends know if you think they might be interested in learning all about storyboarding.


Anyone around MLK Day?

I'm just wondering whose going to be around here on Monday, since everyone's likely to have the day off. I just got back, and it would be nice to have a meeting of some sort.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Save Project Development!

I got an email from Andy London saying that only 3 people have registered for his Spring project development class, which means it will most likely be cancelled unless more people sign up. I took it last semester even though I had already taken the class with a different proffesor. All I can say is that Andy is amazing and even if you've already taken it you should take it again because he'll teach you a whole new approach to telling a story. The class meets Friday mornings. It's FILM-290-02. REGISTER NOW!! You won't regret it. And please spread the word to people who might not check the blog, including non-animation folk.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

State of the Keyframe Address:

I'm not going to ramble and give a stupid long speech like our pal W or anything but I would like to highlight a few things about what Pratt Animation has accomplished going into the Spring 2007 semester.

- We have gone to Ottawa twice without paying for the festival pass.

- This blog appears #1 in the search results of both Google and Yahoo if you type "pratt animation"

- Almost 10,000 visitors to this blog in the 17 months since creation (scroll all the way to the bottom of this page)

- Pratt Animation Faculty Blog was created.

- Pratt Senior Animation Show

warning! emo moment approaching:

I know sometimes I can be a hard-ass, but the fact is that like many of the seniors graduating I will truly miss being apart of a group of extremely friendly and awesomely talented people. I am proud to be part of this wonderful animation program. My deepest gratitude goes out to everyone for personally making my experience a very much enjoyable one.

*dries tears

Questions to be answered :

Any more members websites to add? Changes to old links to members websites?

Do we want to redesign the blog?

What ever happened to this?:

Name Yer Department

We need more people posting!

thanks for reading.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Regarding The Animation Drop Box

APPARENTLY SOMEBODY TOOK IT IN THEIR HANDS TO ERASE ALMOST ALL OF THE ANIMATION DROP BOX.. with the exclusion of the sound editing class' work and some of Fran's back up stuff for his classes. Who ever decided to do this will certainly recieve a beating for the eager fists of a one miss katie cropper. So I'm crying and will probably drink a liter of vokda by the end of the day to mourn the loss of my thesis project files (yes I know I should have backed them up like mad but I only backed my elements and not my Projects, lesson learned) YAY NEW SEMESTER!! I'm sorry to relay the bad news, greg didn't do it. I've checked it out we don't know who did it. I hope this doesn't cause mass hysteria but I'm just spreading the bad news. the end.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Stop Motion Type

I think I found this on CartoonBrew a while ago and just never posted it. Thought all the stop motion peoples in the house would enjoy it!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

BLUE SKY STUDIO internships

BLUE SKY STUDIO, White Plains, N.Y.


Department : Production

Description : We are looking for students interested in joining our team as production interns. If you are a student interested in film production and have a background in film studies or producing, Blue Sky Studios is the place for you!

Responsibilities :

Internship responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Production database updates
Spreadsheet generation
Set-up of visual components for various meetings
Scanning various forms of artwork
Taking notes during meetings and director rounds

Qualifications :

Full-time and part-time internships are available for students enrolled at an accredited college or university as a sophomore or above, during the time of the internship. During the academic year, Blue Sky interns are allowed to work no more than thirty (30) hours per week for the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters and forty (40) hours per week for Summer. This limitation complies with Blue Sky’s internship guidelines to allow students adequate time to devote to their studies.
Applicants must have Mac/PC skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Interns must also provide their own housing and transportation during the internship and provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. Students must also provide Blue Sky Studios with proof of credit for the semester.

Additional Information :

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation from faculty members at your institution to internships@blueskystudios.com. Your resume should include your computer software knowledge. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us why you wish to intern at Blue Sky and why we should award you the internship. We only have a limited number of internships available each semester, so apply today!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

JOE BARBERA went to Pratt?

I was doing my regular blog search and stumbled upon THIS:

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007


New York, NY

Roseland Ballroom, January 25-26, 2007
239 W 52nd St (btw. 8th Av & Broadway) New York, NY 10019
(Bill Plympton in attendance)

Times: (25th) 8:00 PM, (26th) 6:30 & 9:00 PM
Ticket Price: $12.50
Purchase tickets online Phone # 202.317.7171
Website: http://www.roselandballroom.com

order tickets here : http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/95

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Monday, January 01, 2007

happy 2007