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New York Premiere Today!

Today will be partly cloudy, with 40% humidity, wind will blow from North with a West inflection. It will warm up to 30 Celsius (yes, after 20 years in USA I still think in meters and Celsius) with 0 chances … Continue reading

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Accident

When I got on the bike I knew something terrible was going to happen. The vague premonition that I had every time I got on the bike this time was amplified by specific somatic nervousness. The man I was living … Continue reading

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Getting to the Finish Line.

You know that feeling when the worry is so overpowering it is about to snap you in half? In the last two months I spent a few nights in a company of such worry. But not to worry – we worked … Continue reading

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Women Film Festivals: Do We need Them?

Recently Ottawa International Animation Festival director and programmer Chris Robinson asked in a private Facebook message to 10 female animators what they felt about gender specific festivals. Namely – programs of films made only by women. It was a surprise … Continue reading

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Hard Data Vs. Soft Data of a Kickstarter campaign.

In Digital Age it’s seductive to reduce people to numbers, as it makes hard data easily available. – My video has been viewed 41,374 times on YouTube! – My blog had 52,937 visitors last year! – I have 1,237 friends … Continue reading

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Money Blues.

It is 4 AM and I wake up with a feeling that a large fist in the center of my stomach is pulling my whole body inside. My muscles crack with tension like guitar strings too tight. My back and … Continue reading

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Entertainment Film vs Personal Film.

What is the future of independent film? The two animators poke at the future with their best guesses.   Bill Plympton has a Kickstarter campaign for his new film “Cheatin’”.

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Three Animators and a Baby.

Babies and animators usually don’t go well together. Babies cry at nights, disrupting people’s sleep and if people don’t sleep they don’t animate well. But sometimes babies born to animators sleep well at nights. Those babies we love. One such … Continue reading

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The Upcoming Moment of Truth.

Have you ever experienced The Moment of Truth? Like, when  you come to an exam well prepared and get asked that only question you had no time to do a research for?  Or, like, when after 6 months of sleeping … Continue reading

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Toronto Adventure.

There are adventures to be had, all over the world. Why not one in Toronto? Long time ago, in March 2011,  Patrick Jenkins suggested to Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)  to invite me to present my work. Everybody was excited but it … Continue reading

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