23rd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival – Animation Award Winners
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The School of Visual Arts held the awards ceremony for the 23rd Annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival on the evening of May 10, 2012. Reeves Lehmann, Chairman of the Film, Video, and Animation Department at SVA introduced the awards cermony, congratulated the graduating class and thanked the parents, as well as the faculty, staff and sponsors who made the event possible. Presenters included John Turturro, Roy Frumkes, Kathrine Narducci, Alex Levi, Chris Newman, James Manos Jr., Mike and Tim Rauch, Bill Plympton, Craig McKay, Barry Markowitz ASC, DeWitt Davis, Daniel Minahan and Nina Rosenblum.
The Stop Motion Awards were presented by Mike and Tim Rauch. The Rauch Bros. congratulated the graduating class and for completing the massive task of finishing their films. During the speech, Tim Rauch relayed a story from his college days.
“When I was a senior in college and I was working really diligently on some project. I really wanted it to be great and I wanted to put some of my actual classwork aside to focus on it. And a professor of mine said to me, ‘You know, Tim. The work you do as a student will never be your best work anyway.’ So, I felt very dejected about that. ‘Oh, Jeez. What I’m making isn’t isn’t really that good, isn’t really that special.’ and maybe that was the point of it or maybe the point was really that your best work is always ahead of you, especially if you keep your focus, keep your energy and stay creative about it.”
The winners in the Stop Motion Animation category for 2012 are as follows:
Stop Motion Animation (Overall):
Stop Motion Animation – Character Design:
Stop Motion Animation – Production Design:
The winners in the Traditional Animation category for 2012 are as follows:
Traditional Animation – Character Design:
Traditional Animation – Production Design:
For more information on the Dusty Film and Animation Festival, visit the official website.
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