5 animators to watch out for:
- Noella Borie a French Parsons student who intelligently animates mixed media and is assisting on a feature animation
- Chris Monti a freelance concept artist who knows how to perfect a design into something he can animate well
- Kyle Cabral a USC-Jerseyite with great emotional animal animation
- Josiah Sarr, educated somewhere in middle America, and despite that made a great amalgamation of fairytales
- and Karen Ross, a Pennsylvania animatrix who has clearly defined and settled into a personal style
This analysis is based on the 2010 ASIFA East open screening.
A special shout out to David Levy, whose film "Grandpa Looked Like William Powell" is a wonderful, artistic reminder that us fellow newbie-animators have a hell of a lot left to learn from teachers like him.
"Melinda The Seer"
I found several drawings, comics and sketches from my 2008-early 2009 notebook, and had a couple laughs and groans as I relived memories and ideas. Some will be declassified in 20 years. This one is a character study for a hippie oracle that gives vital information to my hero in an epic crime drama. My notes say: "Seal of Solomon contains -smoke in the dorm room."
"And then came, as if to my final and irrevocable overthrow, the spirit of PERVERSENESS. Of this spirit philosophy takes no account. Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart--love of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man. Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a wile or a stupid action, for no other reason than because he knows he should not."
- The black cat - Edgar Allen Poe