Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

for what it's worth...

still feeling' the bern...darn this indirect democracy.

Friday, March 18, 2016

intro monster, 2004.

Jr F04 Intro Monster from Christopher Magee on Vimeo.

Old thing.

dreaming thomas

seeking like-footed musicians.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

a few more images...

...thanks to Bob Lee for documenting this year's Philadelphia Independents screening:

Plastic Club President Cynthia Arkin makes introductory remarks...

The audience...a mix of animators, Plastic Clubbers, and friends.

Q & A after the screening, with the animators fielding questions from the curious.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Philadelphia Independents 2016 recap

Hey, great show! There's always a good feeling coming out of the screening, with welcoming and knowledgeable Plastic Clubbers, a new cast of animators, and folks from outside either of those two worlds. A lot of variety in tonight's playlist, ranging from experimental collage music videos to humorous cartoons, and several new faces in the mix.

Here's a list of the artists, in the order of the evening, with links to their online presences:

Day Job, Etc. (Sean Dooley & Hugo Marmugi): UArts alum working the night shift with their personality-driven animated shorts.

Tulipomania (Cheryl Gelover, Mitch Smith, Tom Murray): experimental animators and band combined into one.

Ross Bollinger : a veteran of the screening now, master of comic timing and character exaggeration.

Ellen Marcus, assisted by Janelle Smith: two of my former teammates, professional painter, illustrator, and animator, and UArts alum, animator and multimedia fine artist, with an animated sequence for a live-action film project, and also pitching her (Ellen's) new adult coloring book.

Chris Ferrantello: illustrator-turned-animator, UArts (PCA) alum, mixing collage animation with found soundtracks.

Runaku Salhi: an original and compelling take on Nietzsche's "The Madman".

Christopher Magee: wandering musician, UArts professor, and independent animator.

Sarah Schwartz, Claire Fouquet, Patty Smith: excellent "making of" film documenting the collaboration between French animator and professor and UArts printmaker and professor for a dance/music/visual art performance piece. Film by UArts alumna.

Chris De Pew: UArts alum with an elegantly minimalist, experimental thesis film.

 John Serpentelli, assisted by Ben Howell: UArts professor and independent animator and alumnus animator telling a serious story through the sound and images of children.

Annelise Williams: UArts alum with a wonderfully heartfelt thesis film that gets you "right here".

Karl Staven: UArts professor and independent animator with a surreal stop-motion tale of music composition and its side-effects.

And here is the program.