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starting with stop-motion Legos™ back in 1980-something, Adam has been drawing and animating ever since. He has worked on sets for live-action production, in multiple animation studios performing animation and motion graphics production, one video game company as a level designer, and one marketing agency as a multimedia consultant for pharma-client driven productions, sales pitches, and new business. Graduated Mason Gross School of Visual Arts (New Brunswick NJ, 1998), BFA Film/Video and School of Visual Arts (NYC, 2005) BFA Character Animation. He has been around the academic and professional environments of film and animation production for roughly 14 years and has been assisting and/or directing dozens of projects. Whether it for others or himself, Adam is a "creative" with a background allows him to be an artist as well as a detailed oriented professional. Film and animation festivals of his work have been screened in: The BeFilm Underground, Animation Block Party, Worldfest Houston, Red Stick International, Miami International, Red Bank International, Tel Aviv Animation Festival, ASIFA-East awards show, and Animayo.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Animation Block Party is awesomeness again!!!

Animation Block Party went between Friday 7/31 to Sunday 8/2 with 6 screenings between 3 days. I only went to the opening night @ the outdoor screening in Greenpoint and the following night at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn.

A really great line up once again of awesomeness in animation! Casey Safron, ABP curator and director, received hundreds of submissions. From these, he really found some gems that are worth seeing if you like animation.

This would be a better writeup if I had appeared for every screening. As is, I was at the evening shows for Friday and Saturday nights and these are my picks:

Friday, July 31st - 9pm show, Automotive High School

Zombie Too
by Jacob Opsa

by Erick Oh

by Tom Gasek

Pinball 12 Reanimated
by Abbey Luck

Saturday, August 1st - 915pm show, BAM
Don't Text and Drive
Adrian J. Garcia

by Sijia Luo

Ledo Goes to Town

Emily Carmichael

Arctic Circle
by Kevin Parry

In the Beginning
by Katie Wendt

Philip the Safety Egg
by Mike Owens

by Matt Lee

Once again, Casey has assembled a kick ass Summer of animation awesomeness. If you haven't been to ABP, and you like animation, you really don't know what you're missing. Don't miss this event. It's animation at its finest hours over several days right here in New York. Thanks Casey! Thanks ABP!!!

You can find the full lineup and hyperlinks to everything HERE:

Friday, July 30, 2010

Daily Dry Erase and Tumblr

Until further notice, future panels will appear on dailydryerase.tumblr.com.

It's a very easy user interface that takes less time for me to update than my own site. I have to admit, I'm considering changing things to Tumblr templates because they are so clean, easy to update, and easy to share with more people. Bookmark: http://dailydryerase.tumblr.com/ .

dailydryerase.com still has pretty much everything else, but I will be updating that site a little less regularly than Tumblr.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Daily Dry Erase: checkpoint

There will be more humor, abstraction, and hopefully some more animation in the not too distant future. 300 panels and a handful of animations nearly every day since April 2009 is a pretty good checkpoint for a time out.

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments and support all of this time! I'm still investigating new ways to evolve this project in both the creative sense and the viral sense. So far, I've found Daily Dry Erase to be the most engaging creative project that I have ever initiated and I will continue to deliver after some other stuff in between:)

If you have a moment, please take a look at all that has been made to promote this project and please share what you see here if you like what you see:

Daily Dry Erase MOBILE

which is automatically viewable on an Apple iPhone, or iPod Touch by simply going to dailydryerase.com via the Safari web browser.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

North Side Filim Festival ++ This Friday: June 25th 2010

My 2009 short "That Hand Film" will be playing one last time in NY (I think) at the North Side Film Festival this upincoming Friday. It's playing alongside some awsome stuff by some awesome animators including: Ben Levin, Stieg Retlin, Peter Ahern, Aaron Hughes, Andy and Carolyn London, Dan Meth, Stephen Neary, Lisa Labracio, Emily Hubley, Jeff Scher, Tatia Rosenthal, Chelsea Manifold, Dave Schlafman, AVDJ, Mixtape Club and Odd Todd.

I'll be there. Beer in hand for some good times! I've seen some of the films in this show already but wouldn't mind seeing them again. Join me, why don'tcha?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

That Hand Film has been hot lately!

That Hand Film is all over the internet now and only recently did it get a ton of hits that over a year of my own hosting couldn't do.

Thank you Shira Abel and Aniboom

Thank you Laurence Asseraf and Dimitris Athos; directors of The BeFilm Underground Film Festival
That Hand Film on Babelgum

Thank you Casey Safron; director of the Animation Block Party
Taxi Guy: Jelly Beans & That Hand Film on ABP's MyDamn Channel

To Amber Boardman and the Shirley Gallery's Give Me a Minute exhibition in Williamsburg, NY!

Thank You Signe Baumane for helping me connect with Animayo and to both you and Bill Plympton for the Kodak Screening room for the Animals and Animators screening!

After over a year since I made the film, That Hand Film has been receiving some nice 1ups late in the game. I need to recalibrate a lot of things before I can jump into production of my next animated short film which I have in pre-production phases only. More will happen and sooner rather than later. Before I time out for a bit, I wanted to thank everyone who helped make That Hand Film in particular because it's the first film that's gotten more response than about 10 years of other shorts combined.

A huge thanks to my family and my awesome crew that helped make That Hand Film a real high five!: Daniel Kokoszka - Multimedia Consultant, Gigi Chen- background painter, David Perry-background painter, David Cooper-sound engineer, Tim Sharbaugh-drums, and Elliot Cowan-creative consultant.

Ass kickery one and all:) Thanks so much for all of your support which was supertastical. Till next time around....

Sunday, May 2, 2010

BeFilm 2010 winners and thoughts

This is the list of festival awards for 2010 BeFilm which again in the few days I did go was awessssOME:D

I only had the chance to go Friday 4/30 & Saturday 5/1. Of those two nights I have to pick a couple of favorites:

Friday 4/30:

FOUR: DIR Erin White

HBO "DEAL BREAKER": DIR Kelly Anne Burns
LABYRINTH: DIR Patrick Jenkins

Saturday 5/1:

TOSHI: DIR Jon Gilbert


First Place: Transit, Dir. Chris Roche (UK)

Second Place: The Six Dollar Fifty Man, Dir. Louis Sutherland /Mark Albiston (New Zealand)

Third Place: Freud’s Magic Powder, Dir. Edouard Getaz (Switzlerland)
Adelaide, Dir. Lilliana Greenfield-Sanders (USA)


First Place: The Cow That Wanted To Be A Hamburger, Dir. Bill Plympton (USA)

Second Place: The Incident At Tower 37, Dir. Chris Perry (USA)

Third Place: Labyrinth, Dir. Patrick Jenkins (Canada)

Honorable Mention: Variete, Dir. Roelof Van Den Bergh (Netherlands)


First Place: HBO “Deal Breaker”, Dir. Kelly Anne Burns (USA)
Second Place: Levi’s True Love, Dir. Ezra Stanley (USA)


First Place: Train of Thought, Dir. Jeanne Guillot
Second Place: Plasticity, Dir. Ryan Suits


First Place: Lost Paradise, Dir. Oder Binnun/Mihal Brezi (France/Israel
Second Place: Las Pelotas, Dir.Chris Niemeyer (Argentina/Switzerland)
Four, Dir. Erin White (Australia)

A very special thanks to Laurence Asseraf & Dimitris Athos, the festival curators and programmers, for bringing together another wonderful year of shorts that rock!!
I'll be there next year for sure:D