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Animation

Sweaty Eyeballs 2021

In 2015, I attended a Sweaty Eyeballs invitational screening at the Brown Center at MICA. If I were a religious person, I would probably say it was like a religious experience. Alas, I am not, but I will describe it as an important night for me – I left feeling inspired and full of wonder. My glass was full. I had just started graduate school, and this night was like a big, welcoming door that swung open for me.

It was a fantastic night – sitting in an actual theater and watching programming one doesn’t often see in actual theaters. I was moved. I loved it. I wanted to be a part of it.

@sweatyeyeballsanimation is a 7-day juried festival of the world’s most boundary-pushing, mind-blowing animation, and this year you can watch from anywhere in the world! Sweaty Eyeballs is hybrid for 2021 and will offer both online streaming AND in-person screenings at the historic SNF Parkway Theatre in Station North Arts + Entertainment District theater in Baltimore, MD. Follow @sweatyeyeballsanimation for ticketing and pass updates and programming news. 

I am so happy, therefore, to say The Benefits of Radiation will be screened at the SNF Parkway Theatre, for the first time in an actual theater. I love this film, and I am happy for it to be included.

UPDATE

It was a wonderful evening. I’ve never seen one of my film shown in a theater before, and I loved how it turned out. The Parkway Theater has such character, too.

I wanted to sit in the back – I always like to sit in the back – to hear and see what happens.

In this last photo, the animators who were present were called up to the stage for a very short Q&A and to say “hi.” I’m standing on the left, next to my friend Lynn Tomlinson.

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Animation

A Window of Opportunity

Three of my animations are looping in the front window of Maryland Art Place this week. I’ve been really looking forward to doing some public projection pieces. I’m very grateful for this window of opportunity!

photo courtesy of Melissa Penley Cormier
photo courtesy of Melissa Penley Cormier
photo courtesy of Melissa Penley Cormier

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Animation

Supernova Silent Screen

Re-Generation 6th annual supernova digital animation festival.

I am very fortunate to have been included in the Supernova Silent Screen festival hosted by the Denver Digerati in, well, Denver. I made a specially cropped version of Brood X just for this festival. And then added music and some other scenes, which is the version I’ve linked to in this sentence.

Brood X will be shown on screen 6. From their website:

A brand new screen in 2021, the 15th and Champa location is a super high pixel pitch, non-standard format that is close to street level, making it highly visible to anyone passing by. Denver Digerati is very excited to inaugurate this dynamic LED as part of our Silent Screen program in 2021.

https://denverdigerati.org/silent-screen-2021
Silent Screen September 18th, noon -8PM, downtown Denver.

I won’t make it out there to see this in person, but the organizers were kind enough to send some pics and footage of this week’s screen test.

An LED screen showing a giant raccoon looking at cicada people.
An LED screen showing black birds looking at cicada people.

I’m very grateful to be a part of this! I hope someone in Denver gets a kick out of this video.

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Animation

Brood X

I completed a new animation today, which commemorates this summer of cicadas. I wrote the soundtrack music, and filmed this one in record time, given the amount of work and puppets involved.

You can watch Brood X at Doranimation.com.

More very soon!

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Animation

Born in Baltimore

Born in Baltimore Film & Photography Festival Official Selection
The Benefits of Radiation is an office selection.

On Wednesday at 5:30PM EST, the Film Center at JHU-MICA will present Born in Baltimore on Facebook. It’s free to attend, and looks like a lot of great photography and film.

From the Born in Baltimore website:

Born in Baltimore celebrates new voices in cinema and photographic arts. 
Filmmakers and photographers of all ages whose work is of, from, and about Baltimore are invited to submit.  The Festival seeks images, sounds, and textures that are uniquely Baltimore; the music, the faces, the stories of our city and its citizens, past and present, young and old, native and newly arrived.

For 2021’s virtual festival, Born in Baltimore welcomes submissions from across the globe, reflecting on Baltimore subject matter and themes, and on shared current challenges: stories and images of city life and city neighborhoods; and images that explore distance, proximity, community, loss, resilience, and innovation. 

Born in Baltimore is a production of Baltimore Youth Film Arts,
an affiliate program of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at

Johns Hopkins University. It is made possible by the financial support of Johns Hopkins and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
 

https://www.borninbaltimore.org/

UPDATE

The Benefits of Radiation received both the Audience Favorite and Judges Awards! Wow!

Winner, Judges award
Winner, Audience award