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Nina Paley / ninapaley.com
That Doesn't Look Like Flash: films by Nina Paley (workshop will be held in English)
Since 1999, Nina Paley has eschewed the Flash
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Video and 35mm film. Although made with Flash, her films emphasize "traditional" animation
values like storytelling, message, design, and
high-quality character animation. Here she presents her best and latest
work made with Flash, including "Fetch!" (2001), the first Flash
35mm short film. Other award-winning shorts demonstrate a range of
techniques possible by combining Flash with other software, achieving
effects resembling traditional animation and painting. Nina will also
discuss and screen excerpts from her current project, "Sita Sings
Blues," a feature-length film (work-in-progress) melding the ancient
Indian epic Ramayana with 1920's American Jazz.
Nina Paley prefers not to be called a "Flash animator"; she is an independent animator who uses Flash. Her short festival films - animated with clay, ink, paper, pencils, scratching directly on film, and various software - have screened all over the world and won numerous awards, which sounds impressive but doesn't pay the rent. For that, she freelances for clients like Standard and Poor's and the Griffith Observatory. She teaches "Flash for Film and Video" at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, and in 2004 she taught Flash animation production to artists in Nairobi, Kenya as part of UNESCO's "Africa Animated" workshop. Nina lives in New York with her cat, Bruno.
Nina will be speaker on the fmx/06 realtime film
festival - in the flash session. More information coming soon!
And a special screening of Nina's 35mm Flash film will take place Wed May 03 - in the Cinema Metropol at 2pm.
web site: http://www.ninapaley.com/ .:.:.:. Contact email: email@example.com