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 […]

SLIMQUICK ads by Buzzco Associates

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Viewseum | One Comment
SLIMQUICK ads by Buzzco Associates

(Warning: anything said about this product does not reflect the opinion of the author, Buzzco Associates or ASIFA-East.) This week’s Viewseum entries come via Candy Kugel of Buzzco Associates. The ads are simple yet playfully humorous while successfully selling the product. The simple black, white and blue design successfully conveys a sly sense of humor suggesting […]

“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 […]

“Boy” by Steven Subotnick

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Viewseum | No Comments
“Boy” by Steven Subotnick

Warning: Well not a warning really. It is author’s opinion that viewers watch the clip before reading the description. It is not required, just a way to take in the effect of the film. Boy is an animated short film that takes a very unusual approach. Steven Subotnick  manages to take what seems like so […]

One Minute Fluidtoons on Paper Two and Three by Brett W. Thompson

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Viewseum | No Comments
One Minute Fluidtoons on Paper Two and Three by Brett W. Thompson

Happy New Year to all viewers and patrons! We kick off the new year with the work of Brett W. Thompson. Brett’s independent work consists primarily of his Fluidtoons shorts. These shorts are generally stream-of-conciousness drawings in which characters morph into and out of one another, all the while dispersing into various shapes. Brett’s drawings […]

Happy Holidays…

Posted by on Dec 25, 2011 in Viewseum | No Comments
Happy Holidays…

…from all of us at ASIFA-East. For the Viewseum’s first Holiday occasion, here are two clips: one from the past, and one from the present. The first is a set of Holiday identifications made for Nickelodeon by Curious Pictures, submitted by Robert Lyons. The clips are traditionally animated, and feature techniques such as back-lit art, lens […]

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 […]