Isle of Dogs Masterclass with Andy Gent

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Isle of Dogs Masterclass with Andy Gent

When I arrived 20 minutes early to the Stop Motion Animation Masterclass with Andy Gent at Pratt Institute, every seat was already occupied by an eager animation student or professional, and more were already lining the walls. As Andy himself later emphasized, stop motion animation is definitely having a moment of popularity.   Amongst the […]

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 […]

“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 […]

“Sugar” by Katie Cropper

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Viewseum | One Comment
“Sugar” by Katie Cropper

Katie Cropper’s short film Sugar seems simple enough upon first glance, but it possibly has some more complex undertones to it. It begins with a simplified landscape, forming with sound waves. After the shapes form, we see a colony of ants roaming around the shapes, and then the scene morphs into the ants eating a […]

Orbis Park by Andrew Kaiko

Posted by on Dec 12, 2011 in Viewseum | One Comment
Orbis Park by Andrew Kaiko

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 […]

Time Lapse by Robert Lyons

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Viewseum | 6 Comments
Time Lapse by Robert Lyons

This week’s Viewseum exhibit is one of Robert Lyons’s many timelapse films. This particular film explores the difference between a quiet country life and the energy of a fast-paced city. Timelapse is one of the most unique tricks you can pull off with a film camera. You can capture things that a human eye can’t […]

The Lift by Robert Kohr

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011 in Viewseum | No Comments
The Lift by Robert Kohr

Today’s Viewseum entry is a short film with traits that most city dwellers can relate to. Traits pertaining to the consistent use of the elevator, a luxury most city dwellers (including us New Yorkers) tend to take for granted. Filmmaker Robert Kohr tackles issues of impatience and guilt in his film The Lift. Designed with […]

The 1st Time Cee Cee Did Acid by Twins are Weird

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Viewseum | 2 Comments
The 1st Time Cee Cee Did Acid by Twins are Weird

Warning: Not Suitable for all audiences! Contains adult language and graphic references to drugs, bodily functions, and undercooked fish. Lets really get moving with this Viewseum. This is The 1st Time Cee Cee Did Acid by Twins are Weird (aka Joy Vacesse and Noelle Melody). This short was part of the twins’ organized “Dumbest S**t […]

A panel discussion on the State of New York Animation

Posted by on Apr 19, 2009 in ASIFA Events | No Comments

This Wednesday, ASIFA-East will be presenting a panel discussion with Howard Beckerman, Steve Conner, David Levy, and David Wachtenheim.  Subject:   The state of the NY Animation Industry.  Moderated by the lively Linda Beck.  This promises to be quite the discussion in light of recent events and industry blog commentary.  Come for the comraderie, stick around […]