The video Will and I made for Miles Kurosky’s new album has been touring the festival circuit for a while, but it’s finally online as of today!
Last night was the 40th Annual ASIFA-East Animation Festival. This is the biggest animation night of the year for the New York animation community, and I’m happy to say that I was called up to the podium a couple times.
My Signal Film for Rooftop Films was awarded First Place in the category for “Sponsored Films Under Two Minutes.” Now, this was just barely eligible for the category, but it did have a small budget and I thought I’d give it a go. I’m glad I did!
Will and I also took home an “Excellence in Animation” award for the video we made for Miles Kurosky’s “Dog In A Burning Building.” Sorry folks, it’s still top secret as the album won’t be out til the fall! Do puppets count as animation? Unfortunately, the print that played last night was an earlier render, it didn’t have the final fifty-hour 2000-layer final shot with fog, and a few shots were flaky, but Will and I were probably the only ones who noticed.
As always, the food and drinks after the show were a total mob scene, as animators tried to make up for a year of antisocial tendencies while eating a sandwiches at the same time. It was great to see everyone at the show. I’ll be sure to have something for next year. Thanks, ASIFA!