Spoiler Alert Radio
Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Liz Van Verth - Par Avion Liz Van Verth is a filmmaker from Buffalo, NY, who received her BFA in Illustration at Syracuse and her MFA at Pratt Institute in New York. She worked as a graphic artist for NBC Nightly News and eventually as a 3-D animator for show graphics on Dateline NBC. She has also worked on projects for both CBS Sports and MTV.She also has taught at Pratt Institute and Lehman College, and currently teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute. Her MFA thesis animation is called
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Lyn Elliot - Fish, but No Cigar Lyn Elliot is a filmmaker who incorporates both narrative and experimental elements into her movies and creates short films that bring to the surface the strange undercurrents of everyday life. Her short films include The Boy in the Air and Mild People in Aggressive T-Shirts, which have screened at film festivals across the United States, along with her latest film, Fish But No Cigar, which was the recipient of the Soul of Wit Award at the 2007 MergingArts Short Short Story Film Festival. Fish, But No Cigar is a four-minute animated short about a woman who literally has bigger fish to fry. Lyn Eliot’s films have been compiled onto a DVD available here.
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Sarah Wickliffe - Arts Desire Sarah Wickliffe was born in New York and raised in New Jersey, the only child of jazz vocalist Roseanna Vitro and record producer/engineer, Paul Wickliffe. She has completed three short animated films; the last of which, Arts Desire, is a 4 minute animation about a character from a Picasso painting in search of a better environment, created with a mix of traditional hand drawn animation, 3d, and After Effects. Arts Desire has won a number of honors including NYU animation’s Richard Protovin Award as well as the Gold Student Academy Award in Animation for 2007, and as a nominee for the Thousand Words Award at the 2007 MergingArts Short Short Story Film Festival.
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Dony Permedi - Kiwi Dony Permedi is a character animator from the Los Angeles area. After receiving a BFA (BGSU, Ohio) and MFA (School Of Visual Arts, NYC), both with a focus on Computer Art, he has worked in animation for a variety of commercial, gaming, and corporate clients. His personal projects include a variety of animated heartfelt animated short films Pony and Kiwi! in addition to an upcoming live action short film Since You’ve Been Ong, created in 72 hours. Kiwi! is a charming animated short about the flying hopes of a little kiwi bird which has received huge amount of response online and made its New England debut at the 2007 MergingArts Short Short Story Film Festival and was an audience favorite.
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