Monday, October 27, 2014

the window exhibition opening for obstacles & barriers

collaborative project between patty, claire, and sarah, opening reception for the window on broad of "Crowds & Barriers."

nice to see such good work having its day.

I was privileged to be asked to help out holding the adhesive in place.

fire drill

nothing like a fire drill to help you find out what's been crawling around inside the building.

check it out!

The Making of Obstacle Illusion from claire fouquet on Vimeo.

short documentary for Obstacles & Barriers, by friends Sarah Schwartz, Claire Fouquet, and Patty Smith. this was an interdisciplinary project completed a year ago at the University of the Arts, involving printmaking, dance, and music. a wonderful collaborative effort, and these two continue to work together, mining the vein of interdisciplinary, cross-cultural elements and taking full advantage of a well-populated cast of talent.

Friday, October 17, 2014

it's (too) late.

gosh, it's so late and I decided to write a post about nothing, here.

coloring ogres bit by bit, aiming towards getting all done so we can move on to waves and clouds. animating seems like fun, but the reality of sitting in front of the computer for hours with a tablet just doesn't have quite the thrill of working with paper, or puppets (though I'm not really a stop-motion type). sitting in front of the glowing screen, you don't really feel like you're "making" something, you know?

maybe it's about the storytelling. but it doesn't take this long to tell a story. it can to make one, though.

next film's gonna be short and quick.

and otherwise there's the guitar, trying to take it out to the public even though the level of playing is not where it could be right now, but that's part of the ruse of playing outside - get better.

in high school, you could stay up late and have someone else be in charge of the world. now it doesn't make a difference, and it's all up to you. but I discovered that years ago.

this is just a moment of blank space before getting up to brush the teeth and hit that hay.


a blip between beats.

on to the next thing...

Monday, October 6, 2014

greg lytle

junior collaborative workshop received a visit from freelance animator greg lytle this afternoon. greg introduced himself to us and showed a few examples of his work. he grew up in philadelphia, moved to new york city to attend sva, started working in animation while still in school, and, after a couple of years in the big apple, moved back to the region of his roots.

he works mainly in digital drawn animation, although we did see an early stop-motion piece, a music video, that made use of fish. projects he has worked on that you can view on his website include:

 "I wanna play," a music video for bill harley

"and then we were jumping," based on a poem by eve ensler

"words of love," music video for the

the class asked him several questions about life as a freelance animator. greg's answers were honest and telling, and I hope the students gained a few new insights into the path they may choose after graduation.

it was great to meet a recently-relocated local animator - thanks for reaching out, greg!

Friday, October 3, 2014