Archive for April, 2009
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Saturday May 2, 7- 9PM
The Dolby Screening Room
1350 Ave. of the Americas
As mentioned here last week, the above image is from a new Rauch Brothers project for which we are using William H. Johnson’s work as our visual inspiration. Looking forward to diving in on this one!
A little festival news. As noted before on our Twitter page, “Q&A” will be playing at this year’s Annecy International [...]
World War II veteran Joseph Robertson remembers a German soldier he killed at the Battle of the Bulge; a story from the archives of America’s national oral history project StoryCorps. Buy tickets
For the visual aesthetic of one of our upcoming projects, Rauch Bros. is looking at the work of William H. Johnson.
Born in Florence, South Carolina in 1901, Johnson took off for Harlem in 1918 and immediately became involved in the community of artists that was beginning to bloom at that time. He was a painter [...]
Ask just about any animator which director was responsible for the 1955 cartoon above and they’ll probably be able to tell you.
Ask that same animator to name the 2001-2003 United States Poet Laureate pictured right and you’ll probably get a blank stare.
The point here isn’t about how much poetry animators are reading. The point [...]
Mike and I were first turned on to animation by Disney films, but it wasn’t until we saw a collection of Aardman Animation’s short films that we said, “This is IT!” We nearly wore out a VHS tape that had “Creature Comforts”, “Next”, “War Story” and most importantly for me, “Going Equipped” (1987).
“Going Equipped” was [...]