The New Yorker: Leonard Cohen by Joe Donaldson | STASH MAGAZINE

The New Yorker Leonard Cohen Interview by Joe Donaldson

Director/animator Joe Donaldson: “I was recently commissioned by The New Yorker to direct, design, and animate a pilot series of three animated visual essays. The first film features the great Leonard Cohen as he reflects on death and preparing for the end. [Read more]

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Share, Learn, and Support your Fellow Artists with Holdframe

Holdframe is a new platform for the animation and motion design community offering a curated collection of project files to purchase for educational purposes from top designers and directors. [Read more]

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Ringling College Meets Carl Sagan at “The Pale Blue Dot”

Sophomore level animation students at Ringling College of Art and Design (class of 2020) team up to “pay tribute to Carl Sagan and spread a message of positivity in such divisive times.” [Read more]

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UNICEF: “Nepal Call to Action”

Buck LA art director Joe Donaldson teams with audio mavens Antfood to answer UNICEF’s call for a short, shareable animation to bring awareness to the conditions faced by victims of the recent earthquakes in Nepal. [Read more]

Donaldson and Quercia: Thoughts behind “Magnus”

The all-Brooklyn duo of Joe Donaldson and Jay Quercia take inspiration from the Magnus typeface for their stab at Animography’s monthly animation project.

“We didn’t have any preconceived notions of doing a film noir style short. Typically, the Animography monthlies are very short visual-based explorations primarily using typography.

“From the beginning we knew we wanted to shape our story around the Magnus typeface but at the same time we didn’t want to make it just about the type itself. Early on in the development stage we observed that the way the type animates on is similar to the movement of opening and closing blinds so windows and blinds became the root of our idea.

“Soon after we landed on the noir genre and consequently built the story around the theme of high contrast lighting, corruption and a tortured detective. Overall, it was a great experience in focusing on style while also reaching further into the realm of storytelling.” [Read more]

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Joe Donaldson and Jay Quercia: “Seneca College”

The golden age of 2D motion design keeps rolling right along with Joe Donaldson‘s animation and Jay Quercia‘s designs melding into one smooth and engaging piece for Seneca College in Toronto thru Canadian agency Gloss Creative. [Read more]