Session details


Wednesday May 03
Metropol 3
Lunch Special Screening: "Fetch!" 35mm Flash Film
Nina Paley, Independent Animator

Since 1999, Nina Paley has eschewed the Flash Player for Quicktime 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 "Fetch!" (2001), the first Flash to 35mm short film.
Nina will also talk about Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.

For more information about Nina Paley please have a look at her Realtime Film Festival session on Thursday May 04, 12:00-13:00, Raum Karlsruhe

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 Paley
Independent Animator

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