Viewseum: Doug Vitarelli

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Viewseum: Doug Vitarelli

Doug Vitarelli has worked over 20 years as a 3D artist in NYC.  “Lives uptown, works downtown,” is his motto!  Doug is an animator, teacher, small business owner and designer.  Starting in 1987 with Michael Sporn, he then moved into 3D computer animation.  Doug first heard about ASIFA-East while he was studying film/animation at RISD (1988).  He then received his masters in experimental […]

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 […]

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, […]

Happy Halloween: Presenting Desert Island Halloween Window

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Viewseum | No Comments
Happy Halloween: Presenting Desert Island Halloween Window

Happy Halloween everyone!  If you’re in the area, go check out the installation in the window at Desert Island Comics shop in Brooklyn, designed by ASIFA-East member Gary Lieb.  This is his third year putting together the window.  From our friend Gary: New this year, color etchings, paintings and screen prints for sale. Please come […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]