Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Law of The Bell

there is some irony in bicycle bell law. thats what this animated PSA is all about..... while bike bells are futile methods of alerting automobilists to the presence of cyclists on the road, they are required by law. ... and while they are quite useful in alerting pedestrians of approaching bikes, it is illegal to ride on the sidewalk. enjoy.
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mt. Money

A tale of some friends and their quest on Mt. Money.  Created by Ms. Dube's 6th grade class at School 12 in Troy, NY.  These Metaphorical Volcano animations were created in 4 1.5 hour sessions in May 2008.  The workshops was funded by a NYSCA Arts & Education Grant to the non-profit Media Alliance.  The facilitators were Andrew Lynn and Branda Miller.
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Super Volcano

A volcanic superhero saves a lonely village with pinatas, cakes, and balloons. Created by Ms. Dube's 6th grade class at School 12 in Troy, NY.  These Metaphorical Volcano animations were created in 4 1.5 hour sessions in May 2008.  The workshops was funded by a NYSCA Arts & Education Grant to the non-profit Media Alliance.  The facilitators were Andrew Lynn and Branda Miller.
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Mt. Chewy

A Candy Volcano!? Created by Ms. Dube's 6th grade class at School 12 in Troy, NY.  These Metaphorical Volcano animations were created in 4 1.5 hour sessions in May 2008.  The workshops was funded by a NYSCA Arts & Education Grant to the non-profit Media Alliance.  The facilitators were Andrew Lynn and Branda Miller.
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Mt. Moody

The short story of an emotional volcano created by Ms. Dube's 6th grade class at School 12 in Troy, NY.  These Metaphorical Volcano animations were created in 4 1.5 hour sessions in May 2008.  The workshops was funded by a NYSCA Arts & Education Grant to the non-profit Media Alliance.  The facilitators were Andrew Lynn and Branda Miller.
Formats available: MPEG4 Video (.mp4)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Flight of the Butterfly

made (in 10 minutes!) by Ms. Dube's 6th graders at school 12 in Troy, NY.

 this was a warm-up exercise.  stay tuned for Metaphorical Volcanoes!!!!

with help from andrew, branda, & brandon of Media Alliance 


Monday, February 11, 2008

Flat

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Whats a Chicane?


Do you know what a chicane is?

This 24 second Streetfilms stop-animation can show you almost as fast as I can describe it. A chicane is a sequence of tight curves in a roadway used to slow cars. Sidewalk extensions jog from one side of a street to the other to create a circuitous route. Literally, the word chicane comes from the German word schikane, meaning harassment.

Animation by Elizabeth Press

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Holiday Animation Camp Was a Blast...

... and an all-around success. Thanks goes out to all our volunteer staffers and the awesome participants - youth and adults!

In case you are reading this and weren't there, on December 2, 2007 we had a great one-day animation crash course at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. Participants young and old came together in North Troy from different parts of the capital region to learn the magic of stop-motion... do-it-yourself - style.

We started with a quick media literacy lesson - talking about the ever-presence of media messaging and advertising, and watching some examples of youth-produced media. Then we split into three groups and made our short animations -

from the brainstorm...
pic coming soon


to the constructions of characters and backgrounds...








to the actual "moving and clicking" using laptops and framethief







The theme for the animations was "What Really Matters for the Holidays?" ... and here are the wonderful animations:

Miracle in the Mall




The Hat



Justice For Christmas

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Package

a short animated package

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Library Fines!!!

this is a short animation fromt the DIY animation workshop at the Allied Media Conference. its a 'psa' about Library Fines being enforced by the cops in Detroit.  this thing was made in a little over an hour by a group of 10-15 creative folks.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Short Story of Four Strange Friends

Four strange friends meet in the forest...

created at the SeeTV BeTV workshop at the Sanctuary for Independent Media

in June 2007. 


Gangsta Bill & Business Frank

This is a short little experiment produced at the SeeTV BeTV workshop at the Sanctuary for Independent Media Workshop.

It's about Gangsta Bill, who ecapes from an asylum, and Business Frank, who escapes from his office job.  Both characters meet up with the Naked Cowboy in Times Square for a photo shoot 


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Gelsey & Neil

congratulations gelsey and neil!  may 26, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

A Family Portrait by Chelsea & Vickie Kereszi



Watch the Video

A family unites and reunites on a cross country journey.

Friday, March 16, 2007

YVXN Intro

this is one intro for the Youth Video Exchange show on MNN Youth Channel

the show is comprised entirely of videos that have been exchanged over the internet through the Youth Video Exchange Network.  This is a groundbreaking project networking youth-serving community access stations across the country.


sundance

found object animation.
a good example of everydaytournement.


Sunday, February 25, 2007

A Short Robot Story

This animation piece about a heroic street-musician robot was created during the 2007 NYC GRASSROOTS MEDIA CONFERENCE.  Thanks to all participants!!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

First Animation Crash Course a success!!

DIY Animation Workshop and MNN Youth Channel did a 1.5 hour workshop at this years GMC, on February 24, 2007. About 50 people ended up coming to our session, which overwhelmed us, at first. Luckily we were able to channel the chaotic energy that 50 (mostly) strangers bring to a cramped classroom into some collective creativity. I for one thought it went really well, considering it was a total experiment. We have done workshops with kids over 10 or so weeks, but never gathered a lot of people in one room and tried to make something cohesive as a large group WHILE actually teaching some stuff.
heres a silly little clip of me before the workshop.

First, we showed some animations on the projector from these great people: eatpes.com, leobridlefilms.co.uk, and meerkatmedia.org. That gave everyone a little bit of an idea of where we were coming from, in terms of using objects and collage materials and translating wacky ideas into the language of stop-motion. We also shared the amazing resource that is Framethief - its a mac-based little free app. that allows you to capture frames from a digital camera and export them into a quicktime movie.

Then together as a big group, we created a character. The character ended up being a street musician/dancer that was a robot. Then we split into two groups - each with the challenge of animating a short story about this robot. Watch what we made here. Some people made backgrounds; some made moving objects; and others made the robot. Then we all came together to improvise a couple scenes. It was lots of fun.

So - THANKS to all participants!!!! We PROMISE to do more of this type of thing... maybe at the Allied Media Conference in June 07 in Detroit.
Here is a copy of the handout for the workshop:

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Alma and The Fire

Here's another short animation by our awesome students at BWCCS in Brooklyn, NY.  In this piece, Alma cares about her family and is sad to find out that her house has caught on fire whilst she was playing in a soccer game!


Saturday, February 10, 2007

Baseball Love

This animation is a classic tale of love at first sight. Produced by the afterschool animation club at Beginning with Children Charter school in partnership with MNN Youth Channel.  Thanks to the class for being so great!


Friday, February 09, 2007

A Frog is a Frog

in this short animation a biking accident leads to a lifetime of trauma and waiting for one young boy named Lionel. (victoria kereszi & andrew lynn  2007)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Global Good War

An experiment in everydaytournement. these are quick animations made with parts gathered from everyday life and assembled into small media packet.


Saturday, January 27, 2007

How Mosquitoes Came To Be

From the Tlinglind Legend of how mosquitoes came to be. Created by Caroline Silver & The Video Club of Greenman Hill. (2007)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Red Alert

His mind wa in a constant state of Red Alert.

Paper Dream

this is the first in a series of animations created for the My Survival Kit TV show.  the sound is by an electro-acoustic ensemble that existed in Troy, NY circa 2002.  animation by Andrew Lynn

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Reublicans Are Coming



An animated public service announcement created prior to the Republican invasion of NYC in August/September 2004. This piece and others from the NoRNC Spot project aired on MNN in Manhattan, on Freespeech TV, and public access around the country. by Andrew Lynn (2004)

In The Car

a mixed media animation-mediation on birth, culture, and travel... or something like that.  by Andrew Lynn (2006)

See

a mixed media - animation and still camera video meditation on satellite surveillance technology and the idea that we are constantly being watched. by Elizabeth Press (2006)

The Courtship of the Birdman

just like it sounds.... the courthship.  the birdman. animation & collage by Pete Davies  | Sound by Angie Moore and Andrew Lynn (2006)

Harmony


an animated collage exploring the 'harmony' of consumerism and constructed desire. By Victoria Kereszi (2006)


Infested


Bedbug infestation is a reality in NYC - this animation is a fun way of dealing with the fear that bedbugs could have been in my apartment. They weren't. By Elizabeth Press (2006)

Mike Burke for President


There is an amazing person - Mike Burke. There is a great band - Parts and Labor. They wrote a song called 'Mike Burke for President' and we created this animation to highlight just how great Mike Burke is. Guest appearances: Judith Miller, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Ahmed Chalabi. By Elizabeth Press & Andrew Lynn (2004)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

New York City Animals!!!

This a short animation exercise entitled 'New York City Animals'.? Students chose an animal that lives in NYC, wrote an acrostic poem about it and animated a story about the poem. (the alligator is a sewer alligator)? All in one hour!!!!?

Sunday, November 19, 2006

War Tree

This a short animation was produced by two students at the Eyebeam Atelier High School program in the spring of 2004.? The piece is an examination of what war does to us humans.? Herein, two sides (schools) go to battle over a golden tree, and in the end, nobody wins.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Collage Monsters

This is a series of really short animations made as in introductory exercise with a group of 3, 4, & 5 graders for Animation Arts class. In the assignment each student created a head, body, or legs in the style of 'exquisite corpse'. Then we fused them randomly into monsters and practiced our stop-motion skillzz.? ENJOY!