Faculty member and student win international motion art awards

Image from Rube Goldberg Machine Created by Unfortunate Mishaps
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:00am

OCAD University received recognition in both the professional and student categories of the American Illustration-American Photography International Motion Art Awards.

Jon Todd, an OCAD U assistant professor in Illustration, won in the Animation – Illustration category for a stop motion animation called I am me created for McGill University Mental Health Service.

McGill University approached the animation studio Thought Café to create a video based on a series of monologues and poems written and recorded by students affected with mental health issues. The studio collaborated with Jon Todd to paint a portrait of the student with visual elements to colour her monologue. The goal of the project is to spread mental health awareness and education.

Third-year Illustration student Andrea Heisz received a student award for her gif, Rube Goldberg Machine Created by Unfortunate Mishaps.

This is the fourth edition of the International Motion Art Awards, which celebrate photographers, illustrators and designers who make their work move in all media.

 

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Evan Tapper receives OAC grant to create animated bio of John Hirsch

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 2:45pm

Continuing Studies Manager Evan Tapper has received an Ontario Arts Council grant to create My Dybbuk, an experimental animated documentary. The project will tell the incredible life story of the late Canadian theatre legend John Hirsch through hand-drawn rotoscope animation. In 1973, Hirsch directed The Dybbuk at the Manitoba Theatre Centre, a play based on Jewish folklore. The animation echoes the supernatural narrative structure of the play where the ghost of John Hirsch suddenly appears to Evan, 41 years later to inspire a new generation of artists.

Evan Tapper receives OAC grant to create animated bio of John Hirsch

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 4:00am

Continuing Studies Manager Evan Tapper has received an Ontario Arts Council grant to create My Dybbuk, an experimental animated documentary. The project will tell the incredible life story of the late Canadian theatre legend John Hirsch through hand-drawn rotoscope animation. In 1973, Hirsch directed The Dybbuk at the Manitoba Theatre Centre, a play based on Jewish folklore. The animation echoes the supernatural narrative structure of the play where the ghost of John Hirsch suddenly appears to Evan, 41 years later to inspire a new generation of artists.

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