Animation Speak/Easy Vol 10

Vol. 10 is coming up!

Animation Speak/Easy is coming back to Rullo’s on Friday, May 24th! Join us for another round of inspiring animated shorts and a lively exchange of thoughts and ideas with our guests and our audience.

Rullo’s Bar - 560 5th Ave - Brooklyn
Doors at 7:00pm – Screening at 7:30pm

**No cover. RSVP required.

Please RSVP for Vol 10 on May 24th 

Our next guests

Ruth Lingford

Ruth Lingford

Lingford has been making short animated films since studying fine art and art history at Middlesex (1987–1990) and animation at the MA level at the Royal College of Art (1990–92). Her films have been broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK, and have won many awards all over the world. She taught in the MA animation program at the Royal College of Art and at the National Film and Television School. Her films are made using 2D digital techniques, often combining drawing and treated live footage. She is known for making “feelbad films” which use the seductive medium of animation to draw the audience in and take them to uncomfortable places. She was the recipient of a 2008–09 Harvard Film Study Center Fellowship for Little Deaths, a short animated film using recorded interviews. Recently she has worked on documentaries for PBS and NBC. In Summer 2017, she completed Trump Dreams, a short film based on dreams about Donald Trump collected from 2016-2017. Ruth teaches animation at Harvard, where since 2006 she has been Professor of the Practice of Animation.

Jeremiah Dickey

Jeremiah Dickey

Jeremiah Dickey has been creating fine animation for film, TV and the interwebs for over 20 years, working both independently and in cahoots with numerous studios in NYC and beyond. His work has screened at dozens of festivals around the world, including Sundance, Annecy, SXSW et al, and has managed to pick up a few awards along the way.

Jeremiah was a founding Animation Director at TED-Ed, where he directed, designed and animated dozens of short films illuminating topics from ancient mythology to cutting-edge science (and much in between). Past work includes frequent collaboration with filmmaker Emily Hubley creating animation for a wide variety of award-winning documentaries and independent films.

Eun-Ha Paek

Eun-Ha Paek

Eun-Ha Paek was born in Seoul, Korea. She received a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her animated films have screened in the Guggenheim Museum, Sundance Film Festival, and venues internationally. Grants and awards include the Windgate Scholarship and Rudy Autio Grant from the Archie Bray Foundation, and a Travel and Study Grant from The Jerome Foundation. Her work has received mentions in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue Living and G4 Tech TV. Residencies include EKWC, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Center for Contemporary Ceramics, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Archie Bray Foundation. She teaches at Parsons School of Design and Greenwich House Pottery.

Here's what our first guests had to say

Congratulations for this great first event to bring together the animation community. I loved that you choose three artists from different backgrounds and interests. It made for surprising discoveries! Also the discussion was well prepared and really made it particularly interesting...

It was exhilarating and I’m so thankful for the chance to share something I’m passionate about with others, as well as be included with two amazing animators I had never had the pleasure of meeting before...

Such a treat to go in depth (if ever so briefly) on the pieces that were picked, get to hear why and see how they resonated with other people there. And really just so swell to be around live humans in real space and time talking the walk and walking the talk.

Who are we?

Andy London

Andy London is a graphic novelist, director and animator. Since the mid nineties, he’s been writing graphic novels and making independent animated shorts. In addition to making films and comics, Andy runs an animation program at Hostos Community College in New York City and is a Visiting Lecturer in the AFVS Department of Harvard University. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Anna Samo
Anna Samo

Anna Samo was born in Moscow, Russia, lived and studied animation in Berlin, Germany and is currently based in Brooklyn. As an independent filmmaker she uses a variety of analog animation techniques to create emotional and poetic work. Her most recent films OBON, The Opposites Game and Conversations with a Whale have been screened and awarded at film festivals around the world.

Lisa LaBracio

Lisa LaBracio is a freelance animation director who specializes in handmade animation techniques. As part of the founding production team at TED-Ed, Lisa has directed dozens of educational shorts in a variety of styles, and as an educator, has taught 100+ animation workshops to communities all over the world. Lisa is based in Brooklyn, where you can find her mediating an argument between her stop motion studio and her plant children regarding how much sunlight to allow into the home studio.

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