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“Why I Won’t Raise My Daughters to Please” by Lara Lee

The latest film in the insightful and beautifully rendered New York Times’ Conception series arrives via the considerable illustration and animation talents of director Lara Lee in London. [Read more]

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The New York Times “Conception” by Hannah Jacobs

British director, animator, and illustrator Hannah Jacobs’ raw and hand-drawn animation style seems particularly appropriate for this heartfelt story of motherhood from the NY Times’ Conception series. [Read more]

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Matthew Salton: “Santa Is a Psychedelic Mushroom”

Time to learn the truth behind the shamanistic origins of Santa Claus including why he dresses in red and white, why he enters your house through the chimney, and why the reindeer can fly. [Read more]

Scott Wenner: New York Times “Modern Love”

Zena Barakat‘s talent for commissioning touching, thoughtful, low key motion work based on the urban relationship narratives found in The New York Times’ Modern Love column continues uninterrupted with the release of this insightful three-minute piece by director/animator Scott Wenner, aka the CD at motion504 in Minneapolis.

Scott Wenner: “The challenges were the aggressive schedule (approx. 4 weeks total) and finding unexpected ways of complimenting the VO instead of just illustrating it. The biggest challenge was the daunting task of having complete creative freedom: which you always think you want, until someone gives it to you.

“With the days ticking down and panic setting in, I went down multiple roads and had many false starts before finally landing on a look and feel. I even spent some significant time on a photorealistic route until the final cut-down of the audio interview made it clear that it was the wrong direction.” [Read more]

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Freddy Arenas: Modern Love in The New York Times

Brooklyn director/designer/animator Freddy Arenas spins an engaging mix of metaphors and illustrative vignettes into a short animated tale of devotion in the face of adversity for the Modern Love column of the New York Times. Sound design by Jocelyn Gonzales, senior producer: Zena Barakat. [Read more]