Monday, May 19, 2014

upcoming up.

tim. is ready.

last-minute preparations and loose-ends to tie before hopping the pond and rediscovering crescent morning bread, pooper scooper scooters, the mermaid fountain, well-turned out, be-scarved, studied-ly untidy young bohemians, bourgeois socialists, shark-like yuppies, hordes of tourists, tin tower-toting illegals, and the oasis of meticulously maintained parks in the middle of stylish, well-ordered chaos...

we will be wide-eyed (if at first bleary-eyed), taking it all in, counting our pennies and feeling the exhilaration of the out-of-towner's discomfort zone.

after the tower and the white, chalk gravel of carefully aligned plane tree gardens, it's off to the comics plateau, life on a small scale at the beginning of summer, on a ranch with a pig, horses, chickens, dogs, and cats, thinking about what we are, what they are, and how to turn it into something expressive, thoughtful, and challenging.

and then, off to natural high-rises, to be fans in the middle of the world's most polished cartoon mecca, taking dips in the pristine aqua blue, biking around the perimeter to avoid overexposure to darkened rooms, and going for a walk in the pass amongst the goats.

and afterwards, the search for an old barn looking for a new lease on life...

Sunday, May 4, 2014

junior/sophomore screening

the end of the year screening of underclassmen's animation work. calder and miro won't be there, but one can always dream.

here's junior animation student tim martin's promo.

and here's a list of the junior animation shorts that screened (and a couple that nearly screened), in the program order, with both sections of juniors (elliot cowan & myself):

• Timothy Martin – Hitman He Was
• Andrew Applegate - Shaded In
JonathanMcGuire – Brotherly Ever After
• Alleanna Harris - Why I Hate Ducks
• Austin AlexanderSocially Awkward
• Meghan Loeb - No Luck, Charles!
• Kaitlin Graziano - Bigfoot & Baby
• Garion McCauleyMornin’ Joe
• Evan MaronShellter
• Dwayne Gaither - Kite Flight
• Alexa GibneyTill & Toil
• Michael Green - Lunch Menu
• Shannon Brice - The Lady of Shalott
• Chyna Shyland - Hateful Thangs
• Kurt Freundlich – Thunder’s Secret Food
• Tahirah Pryor – Amity Fruit
• Jacqueline Bauwens - Life Is Butt A Dream
• Elsamar Muniz - Cat and Kitten
• Phillip Stankus - Tetragon Hall
• Marianne Murphy - Being A Girl
• Allison BuhlBad Food, Good Times
• Jim Dai – A Fireman’s Test
• Caterina VivonaBoulderdash
• Jessica MarcusWeather Dealer
• Angela Kim – Little Archer
• Benjamin HowellBeloved
• Zachary Hardy – Randumation
• Mark PappajohnThe Gladiator
• Nishant Thelakkat - Drawn Incorrectly