The ASIFA-East 2012 Signal Film by Kristen Chiappone and Chris Conforti

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Viewseum | No Comments
The ASIFA-East 2012 Signal Film by Kristen Chiappone and Chris Conforti

The Viewseum is back up and running! Our first entry for the new season comes to us from Kristen Chiappone and Chris Conforti. The ASIFA-East 2012 Signal Film, made especially for ASIFA-East’s most recent animation festival. Opening with an image of the Brooklyn Bridge, with Manhattan in the background, we are taken under the sea…well […]

Orbis Park by Andrew Kaiko (Updated)

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Viewseum | No Comments
Orbis Park by Andrew Kaiko (Updated)

Orbis Park is a double dedication: 1 to classical animation, and 2 to New York City. Andrew Kaiko’s pursuit of classical character animation during such a trying time for New York’s animation industry culminates in this film. The inspiration of New York and Central Park is not only evident, but also very affectionate. The setting has […]

The Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Feature Articles | One Comment
The Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation

August 23, 2012, SVA Theater Bill Plympton and Patrick Smith are two spearheads of independent animation, especially within New York’s own animation scene. Their films are some of the most memorable to come from the first generation of MTV Animation artists. Along with their films, Bill and Pat are also known for their championing of […]

Summer Bummer by Bill Plympton

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Feature Articles, Viewseum | No Comments
Summer Bummer by Bill Plympton

As ASIFA-East goes on its summer hiatus, the Viewseum wraps its first full (ASIFA-East) year on the aNYmator. And here, we have both a good way to wrap up the first year, as well as a suiting lead-in to the summer. To say Bill Plympton is a key-figure in New York animation is an understatement. […]

“Around The World (And Back)” by Bryan Brinkman

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Feature Articles, Viewseum | 2 Comments
“Around The World (And Back)” by Bryan Brinkman

Music videos still haven’t gone out of fashion yet. The possibilities of combining of music and art are still endless. That said, here is Bryan Brinkman’s animated music video for Dot Dot Dot’s “Around The World (And Back).” The animation style of the video doesn’t have a label yet, although we’re sure Bryan might have […]

Life In Transition by John R. Dilworth

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Feature Articles, Viewseum | No Comments
Life In Transition by John R. Dilworth

Warning: or just a suggestion, we insist you watch the film before reading on. Really take in the effect of the film. Life In Transition is John R. Dilworth’s opus. Described as “…a visual and symbolic journey depicting the continual transformations of life from birth to death to re-birth”, Life is a personal film that […]

Accumulonimbus by Andy Kennedy

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Feature Articles, Viewseum | No Comments
Accumulonimbus by Andy Kennedy

If there is an animated short that should keep one’s eyes on it through every frame, Andy Kennedy’s Accumulonimbus is that film. An experimental stop-motion piece, every frame is part of some movement that should keep even the most casual stop-motion viewer mesmerized. Andy refers to the film as a meditation of motion and the […]

Q & A by the Rauch Brothers

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Feature Articles, Viewseum | No Comments
Q & A by the Rauch Brothers

This week, we are gearing up for ASIFA-East’s ultimate event, the annual ASIFA-East Animation Festival and Awards Ceremony. In preparation and celebration, the Viewseum will be looking back at a few previous winners. The Rauch Brothers, Mike and Tim, calmly entered the New York animation scene. And in just a short period, they took ASIFA-East, […]

TIME-LINE (SVA & NYU Animation) by Robert Lyons and company.

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Viewseum | One Comment
TIME-LINE (SVA & NYU Animation) by Robert Lyons and company.

Warning: One of these segments includes frontal nudity, but simplified. Probably nothing to get offended over. I love anijams. Whatever or however the grouping works, I love seeing how different artists can be from one another, even with the same guidelines in mind. It’s an excellent project for animation students, and Robert Lyons has proven […]

Student Night

It’s that time of year where the members of ASIFA-East judge the submissions to the annual animation festival. The Student Films jury screening brings attention of sorts to trends amongst animation schools and students. Animation schools, it seems, each have a certain reputation for certain kinds of films and thesis. Sometimes, it’s the students who […]