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Honor Roll: "Fish's Journey" Is International Motion Art Award Community Winner

Facebook   Thursday January 26, 2017

The animated short Return Flight: A Fish’s Journey Through the Airport, a winner of the International Motion Art Award 5 competition, was recently voted the Community Winner by readers of the IMAA Facebook page. The short, directed by Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong and animated by Yu Ueda with character design by Ai Zhang, was produced through a program sponsored by the Atlanta Film Society and Atlanta International Airport and shown at airport kiosks throughout 2016. “Simply put, Return Flight  was inspired by the director's exhaustive traveling experience,” notes Tontaveetong. Go here  for a “making of” video.   Read the full Story >>

Honor Roll: Vote For Your Favorite IMAA 5 Winners ...

Facebook   Thursday November 10, 2016

Go to the MAP Facebook page to see the winners of the International Motion Art Awards 5 competition. Actually, you can do more than just watch: Vote (like) your favorites through December 23. The winning filmmaker will receive a gift certificate for equipment rentals from BorrowLenses (https://www.facebook.com/borrowlenses/) and KitSplit (https://www.facebook.com/kitsplitmarketplace).The IMAA also thanks its other sponsors this year — AbelCine (https://www.facebook.com/AbelCine/), APA National (https://www.facebook.com/americanphotographicartists/) and SVA Theater 1(https://www.facebook.com/SVATHEATRE/). Stay tuned to MAP for more.   Read the full Story >>

Agenda: AI-AP's Big Talk On November 2

AI-AP   Friday October 14, 2016

This is your reminder that AI-AP’s Big Talk event will be taking place on Nov. 2 at the SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, from 7 to 10pm, with check-in starting at 6:30pm. This year’s Big Talk will feature a screening of the winning International Motion Art Awards 5 collection, a filmmaker discussion with Jeff Lee of Abelcine and Sony Artisan of Imagery Ben Moon, who will talk about his transition from photographer to filmmaker and his award-winning short film Denali. (See our Profile.) The IMAA grand-prize winner will also be announced.   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Meet the Judges

AI-AP   Monday August 22, 2016

The jury for IMAA 5 has now been announced as well. The judges for the competition this year are Aaron Byrd, Art Director, Video & Motion Design, the New York Times; Robin Daily, Freelance Art and Video Producer; performance artist Karen Finley; Douglass Grimett, Founder/President of Atlanta-based digital design firm Primal Screen; illustrator and cartoonist Hellen Jo; Ida Lew, Senior Producer, Foot, Cone & Belding; Chester Mayer,President/Executive Producer, Harpoon Pictures; Will McCord,Filmmaker and Editor, MTA, and Freelance, Existential Entertainment Group; Antonio Navas; Mark Newgarden, cartoonist and President of Laffpix Inc; Mickey Paxton, SVP ECD, Altice USA; and Sean Robertson,Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather. Meet them all at AI-AP.   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Baldomero Fernandez

By David Schonauer   Thursday February 5, 2015

Last spring, New York-based photographer and filmmaker Baldomero Fernandez was tapped by Temple University to create a short promotional film about the school's underrated football program. "It's not one of the premiere programs in the country, but the team is very good. The players and coaches all have a bit of a chip on their shoulder," says Fernandez. "They wanted to show ...   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Rebecca Mohrlang

By David Schonauer   Thursday January 8, 2015

Thanks to platforms like YouTube and Vimeo, the music video has experienced a renaissance, with a surge of creativity coming from veteran and budding filmmakers alike. Among the latter is Rebecca Mohrlang, a Seattle-based illustrator who has been transitioning to filmmaking. Last winter, she created her longest motion piece yet, a three-minute music video for the alternative/pop band Sage Run's haunting version ...   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Stefan G. Bucher

By David Schonauer   Thursday January 8, 2015

As an illustrator, writer, and graphic designer, Stefan G. Bucher is used to wearing a number of hats: He is also the driving force behind the California design studio 344 Design and the creator of the popular online animation series Daily Monster, which began when he filmed himself drawing a new monster every night for 100 nights. His background in motion, however, really started ...   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Scott Montgomery

By David Schonauer   Wednesday December 17, 2014

Los Angeles-based photographer Scott Montgomery built a career shooting people and lifestyle advertising images, but for the past several years he has also been collaborating with the LA band William Pilgrim on a unique body of video work, two examples of which were selected as winners in the International Motion Art Awards 3 competition. The project involves a documentary about the band's lead ...   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Richard Borge's "Unknown Knows"

By David Schonauer   Thursday December 4, 2014

We previously spotlighted Brooklyn-based illustrator Richard Borge's International Motion Art Awards 3-winning animation featuring a robot-like character that devours an apple--a symbol of both knowledge and nourishment. Another Borge video, which also features a mechanical character and deals with knowledge, or lack of it, was also named a winner of the competition, and we look at it today. Titled "The Things We Know ...   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Richard Borge in IMAA 3

By David Schonauer   Thursday November 20, 2014

Those who were on hand at the annual AI-AP Big Talk symposium this month to see the winners of the third annual International Motion Art Awards also heard an interesting panel discussion about transitioning to motion work from still photography and illustration. One of the panelists was Brooklyn-based motion-design artist Richard Borge, a past IMAA winner and a winner of IMAA 3 for two ...   Read the full Story >>

Call For Entries: International Motion Art Awards Extended Deadline

AI-AP   Friday September 12, 2014

The deadline for third annual International Motion Art Awards has been extended to September 15, so there is still a couple of days left to enter work. The awards honor the best in motion photography, motion illustration, animation, and motion design. See the winning work from our previous competitions here. The IMAA has also released the names of this year’s jury. They include: photographer Craig Cutler; Matthew Duntemann, senior vice president of Nickelodeon, Marcel Yunes, senior vice president of BBDO; Stephen Price, editor at Stash Media; and Jeremy Dimmock and Bob Zagorskis, founders of Polyester Studio. See the complete list at the AI-AP website.   Read the full Story >>

Call For Entries: International Motion Art Awards Extended Deadline

AI-AP   Friday September 5, 2014

The deadline for third annual International Motion Art Awards has been extended to September 15, so there is still time to enter work. The awards honor the best in motion photography, motion illustration, animation, and motion design. See the winning work from our previous competitionshere. The IMAA has also released the names of this year’s jury. They include: photographer Craig Cutler; Matthew Duntemann, senior vice president of Nickelodeon; Marcel Yunes, senior vice president of BBDO; Stephen Price, editor at Stash Media; and Jeremy Dimmock and Bob Zagorskis, founders of Polyester Studio. See the complete list at the AI-AP website.   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Thornberg & Forester 2

By David Schonauer   Thursday August 21, 2014

Launched in 2000, the New York City-based Vilcek Foundation raises public awareness of the contributions of immigrants to science, art, and culture in the United States through grants and other programs. In 2013, the foundation decided to create a branding identity for a series of films it produces, and it turned to the Thornberg & Forester production company. The result was 30 seconds of motion ...   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Thornberg & Forester, 1

By David Schonauer   Thursday August 14, 2014

In 2012, the Thornberg & Forester production company teamed with ad agency DDB Chicago to create a fundraising video for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The one-minute piece is powered by a true story about a car accident that changed one family's life forever--a narrative that, in turn, is sent into motion by a simple animated device: a red ribbon symbolizing the charity organization ...   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Paul Wolfe

By David Schonauer   Thursday July 31, 2014

The menacing voice that speaks to you in the two-minute animated video "My Name Is Change" quickly makes an offer you can't refuse: "I'd like to invite you to lie down on the tracks of history and wait for the train of the future to run over you." Conceived by New York-based creative director Paul Wolfe as a promotion for the website ...   Read the full Story >>

Call For Entries: The International Motion Art Awards, Deadline August 29

AI-AP   Friday July 25, 2014

Are you getting your submissions ready for the third annual International Motion Art Awards? The deadline for entries is August 29. The awards honor the year’s best in live-action work and animation, motion photography, motion illustration, and motion design—from documentary shorts and music videos to commercial motion graphics and fine-art video. Go to the IMAA archive to see winners from previous competitions, and watch Motion Arts Pro for our series profiling past winners. Stay tuned to MAP in the coming weeks for more announcements about this year’s contest—and to find out who will be judging your work.   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Sagmeister & Walsh

By David Schonauer   Thursday July 17, 2014

Ampersands are everywhere, but have you ever thought about how important they are? They bind together names and ideas with graphic sturdiness and style. And throughout history they have relieved mankind from the tiresome task of writing the word "and." When the New Republic asked New York City design duo Sagmeister & Walsh to create an ampersand illustration for the opening page of the magazine ...   Read the full Story >>

Follow-Up: Filmmaker Dustin Cohen's Doc for Stella Artois

PDNPULSE   Tuesday June 10, 2014

Another International Motion Art Awards winner,Dustin Cohen, is nearing completion of a unique project—a 26-minute documentary for Stella Artois. Cohen’s IMAA-winning video series Brooklyn Stories, which looks at the borough’s unheralded artisans, helped land him the new gig, notes PDN Pulse. The doc, called The Chalice Symphony, focuses on the design and construction of four one-of a-kind instruments that use Stella Artois chalices to make musical sounds in different ways. Brilliant!   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Olimpia Zagnoli

By David Schonauer   Thursday June 5, 2014

Olimpia Zagnoli, an illustrator based in Milan, notes at her website that she rides a tiny red bike, wears stripes, hates blue ink pens and sends postcards. The band Green Like July also hails from Italy, though it has been described as having a classic American-folk sound. In 2011, Zagnoli directed her first music video, for the band's song "A Better Man," which ...   Read the full Story >>

International Motion Art Awards: Sandro Miller Interprets Artist Nick Cave

By David Schonauer   Thursday May 22, 2014

Earlier this year, we featured Chicago-based photographer and filmmaker Sandro Miller's International Motion Art Award-winning short piece "Ecstasy," an unsettling nightmare featuring actor John Malkovich as a drugged-out nightclub denizen named Vinny. This week we're back with another IMAA winner from Miller. Titled "Nick Cave: Dream Bigger Dreams," it is a compilation of eight video pieces created to accompany an exhibition by ...   Read the full Story >>

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