Viewseum: Katrina Villarreal

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Viewseum: Katrina Villarreal

Free Spirit is a stop-motion animated short film, directed by Katrina Villarreal. Thematically, the short tackles some very dark and cerebral emotions, such as depression, isolation, disconnection, and suicide.  M for Mature. Using plastic dolls, Free Spirit shows a young woman driven to suicide after a traumatic experience in which she catches her lover cheating […]

Tribute to Michael Sporn, SVA Theatre, 3/2/2015

Tribute to Michael Sporn, SVA Theatre, 3/2/2015

One year ago, the New York animation community lost a monumental figure. Animator and director Michael Sporn made short films and TV specials, ran a prominent animation studio for over 30 years, and wrote a blog that enlightened newer generations of animators. His films are noted for using illustrative animation to bring to life not […]

ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival: Student Films

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ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival: Student Films

On Thursday, March 13, ASIFA-East held its annual judging of student films for the ASIFA-East International Animation festival. In the past, these screenings show student thesis work from the previous year, student works-in-progress, and (in the case of both) debuts for up and coming animators. These screenings also, unofficially, have served as an observation in […]

ASIFA-East Open Screening 2013

ASIFA-East Open Screening 2013

On Thursday, December 5, ASIFA-East held its annual Open-Screening for the year 2013. Strangely enough, this one took place later in December, as opposed to September or October, just as the ASIFA season is getting back in full swing. Even so, the Open Screening offers a platform for members and alike to share personal and […]

Norm and Cory by Andrew Kaiko

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Viewseum | No Comments
Norm and Cory  by Andrew Kaiko

Two years ago, Andrew Kaiko’s Orbis Park (2011) was the eighth entry of the ASIFA-East Viewseum. Andrew’s first independent film showcased his skillful abilities as a hand-drawn animator, as well as his craftsmanship as a filmmaker. Now, we are pleased to present his new opus, Norm and Cory. The films follows the two titular characters: […]

Montag ~ “There Is A Voice” by Samantha Gurry

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Viewseum | One Comment
Montag ~ “There Is A Voice” by Samantha Gurry

One of the better things about the beginning of the MTV music video era is that it allowed a new platform for experimental filmmaking to be seen and exposed. Indeed, music has always played an important key in animation, and in more alternative forms of filmmaking, the two are sometimes interchangeable to a certain extent. […]

“Only Love” by Lev Polyakov

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Viewseum | No Comments
“Only Love” by Lev Polyakov

(Warning NSFW: Images of violence, gore, nudity, and improper use of paint brushes.) The Viewseum finally makes a return after a(-n unintentionally) long break! Lots of personal, professional, and assorted other issues aside, the Viewseum is up again to ring in the next season of ASIFA-East! This season opens up with animator Lev Polyakov’s opus, […]

Jury Night: Independent Films (Article Two)

It’s that time of year again…or one of many times of year, but this one is ours. ASIFA-East’s festival judgings usually span a few nights, and one particular night is dedicated to the independent work of animation artists. New York has always been a hotbed of artistic talent, and independent animation certainly has its place […]

NEST by Michael J. Ruocco

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Viewseum | No Comments
NEST by Michael J. Ruocco

Michael J. Ruocco has a star rising in the animation community. Michael’s senior thesis, which we hope to exhibit here very soon, is already generating fan art around the internet art communities. And as a blogger, Michael is involved with at least two notable animation blogs. The author admits to admiring Michael from afar. In […]

A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

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A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Written by Emmett Goodman and Written by Trisitian Goik [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbW842eMNtI&w=560&h=315] Well, in all honesty, I don’t like very long film titles. But if there was one that summed up an entire movie precisely, it is this. A Liar’s Autobiography is a multi-animated romp through the life of Graham Chapman. Based upon Graham Chapman’s own […]