Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Animation Screening Tonight


For anyone in the St. Louis area: I am screening some animation tonight in Steinberg Auditorium on the campus of Washington University from 7:00 to 9:00 (which is an adjustment from the previously announced 7:30 to 9:30). Art historically speaking, the session will address animation, cinema and modernist aesthetics. From a studio practice point of view, the emphasis will be on screen-delivered narrative structures and storyboarding.

I'll post the program in the next day or two. But we'll catch an experimental film by Charles Sheeler (yes, he of the Ford plant and grain elevators), the pink elephant scene from Dumbo, and a Saul Bass title sequence, among other things. I will also screen my own Scenes from Starkdale, Ohio. Come one, come all.

Image: Animation still, The Telltale Heart, United Productions of America, 1953. With totally creepy narration by James Mason.

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