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MinnAnimate 5 Photos!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to see Minnesota animation at MinnAnimate 5 last night! Here are some photos from the Q and A’s.

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MinnAnimate 5 Biographies

Trevor Adams

Trevor Adams re-writes cinema history by cutting the film emulsion off the film base with sharp objects, subjects it all to pen and paint and flashes it all before our eyes. He is a magician who reveals infinity with the tiniest movements. Which is another way to say that he works directly on film, animating dreamlike stories of the lives around him.

John Akre

John Akre is an animator and videomaker who lives in Minneapolis. He co-owns Green Jeans Media with Beth Peloff and has made three animated features and something like 100 animated shorts that have screened around the world. He likes to take stop motion animation to the streets with his Sloppy Films Animation Station. He teaches animation to young people at schools, after school programs and summer camps, and to slightly less young people at Hamline University.

Lukas Anderson

Lukas is from Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is currently studying animation.

Misha Ardichvili

Misha Ardichvili is a film-maker from Roseville, MN. He recently graduated high school and spends his time film-making at a local television station (CTV North Suburbs). He made Deadringer last summer as a part of his internship and finished animating in the fall.

Brian Barber

Brian Barber is an animator, illustrator and designer in Duluth, MN. He works on TV Ads, music videos, corporate videos and more. You can see his work at http://brianbarber.tv and at http://brianbarber.com

Susan Shay Brugger

Susan has been animating in Flash/Animate for a number of years, focusing on non-humans relating to other non-humans. When she’s not animating, she designs motion graphics and supervises CGI and 3d production at Theory Studios.

Adam Dargan

Adam Dargan is an experimental animator and filmmaker working to bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary art-making practices. He works primarily with analog film to explore texture and movement of the medium. Then uses his knowledge of 3D software to manipulate these analog images into 3D environments. The combination of analog and digital mediums allows him to create imagery that highlights new perspectives on the media we are typically exposed to.

Cody Greene

Cody Greene is an independent animator who deals in simple shapes and color to deliver short, but poignant stories.

Cable Hardin

Cable Hardin has been making films and animation for tv, film, and web for decades. He also teaches film and animation at South Dakota State University as well as organizing animation and film exhibition (SoDak Motion/SoDak Animation Festival, 2008-present). Cable has also specialized in makeup special effects for film and tv. Other titles in his filmography include White Out (2015), The Uncle Mike Show (2013), Look to the Sea (2010), Beard and Moustache Experiments (2008) and Ancestors (2006).

Ed Heyl

Ed Heyl is an animator, artist and fool who lives in Minneapolis.

Robert Jersak

Robert Jersak is a full-time faculty member at Century College and a part-time animator on his own time. He still doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s taking it all one frame at a time.

Eric Kreidler

Eric Kreidler is a Minneapolis-based motion designer and animator. He is co-owner with his wife Gretchen Blase Kreidler of eg design, a creative studio specializing in graphic design, motion design, illustration, and animation. Eric has directed children’s music videos for Sesame Street, Danny Weinkauf, and The Bazillions.

Marcie LaCerte

Marcie LaCerte is an animation student in Minneapolis. She’s interested in experimental media art and spends most of her free time watching videos on the Internet. She also likes psychology, podcasts, sleeping, and eating.

Olubukola Laditan

Olubukola Laditan has been in the entertainment industry for over 7 years. He is an independent animator who lives in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Noah Lawrence-Holder

Noah Lawrence-Holder is an illustrator and animator from Madison, Wisconsin. He began attending the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013. He has a penchant for cheese and small dogs.

Adam Loomis

Adam Loomis is a Minneapolis resident and self-taught animator.

Ian Lueck

Ian Lueck, a Wisconsin native, has been an independent filmmaker and animator for almost two decades. His work has been featured at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center and the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, as well as numerous video sharing sites on the web.

Wayne Nelsen

Wayne Nelsen has currently made 47 animated videos.

Beth Peloff

Beth Peloff is a video maker and teacher who works in both documentary and animation. Her films have played at film festivals both locally and nationally, including the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and the Sodak Animation Festival.

Margaret Polzine

Polzine is an experimental animator with a BFA from MCAD. She currently continues to make experimental animations, and looks forward to a teaching position at Perpich in the fall.

Jack Quincey

I’ve been creating stop-motion animated films since I was a little boy and I’d like to think I have a bit of a knack for it. I’m hoping it will get me through the rest of my life.

Lea Redding

I am a local animator from Minneapolis, I graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree. I love working in character animation, it’s definitely my favorite kind of animation. I find people in general fascinating, how different everyone is. I’m a very observant person and people watching is one of my favorite pastimes.

Tom Schroeder

Tom’s been making animated films since 1990.

Josh Stifter

Josh Stifter has animated for longer than he can probably remember. He’s created animation for Kevin Smith, CNN, Sparkhouse, and runs his media company Flush Studios out of his basement. He also is a dad on occasion.

Anna Taberko

Anna Taberko is a Minnesota based animator. Her focus is the abstractness created in the natural environment, whether through color or form.

Leo Winstead

Leo Winstead is an illustrator and filmmaker based out of the Twin Cities. Leo has been involved with various film projects over the last 20 years, starting with short stopmotion vignettes shot on super-8 which then lead to 16mm film and video production during college. He produced the storyboards for the film The Quiet Storm (2000) about domestic violence, while an undergraduate at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Other projects have included This Is My Body (2008), where he worked as storyboard artist, animator, and 2nd unit director and more recently Akello & the Lion (2010), an animated film dealing with the effects of the conflict in Uganda involving the LRA.

Mara Zoltners

I am a multi-media artist, born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. I received a Bachelors of Science in Art from University of WI-Stout, and an MFA from University of MN. I have a PhD from University of Leeds. I have exhibited my work nationally and internationally, and have participated in film and video screenings at the Walker Art Center and Weisman Art Museum on Minneapolis, MN, and the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, England. I have participated in numerous artist residencies, including at Art in General, NY. I am a recipient of the McKnight Foundation visual arts Fellowship and the Bush Foundation Fellowship in art. My work is concerned with notions of place, identity and the ubiquitous everyday, and how disparate information can come together to create new meaning.

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2016 MinnAnimate Youth/Student Animation Program

This is the program that will show at 6 pm on September 8 for MinnAnimate 5.



Mission Star

The Big Bang

by students at Talahi Community School

These three stop motion animated films were created by 4th and 5th graders at Talahi Community School in St. Cloud working with COMPAS Teaching Artist John Akre.


Why? The Movie

by Jacob and Ruby

Mint Ice Cream

by Martin and Susan

These two shorts were created during the IFP Photoshop/Flash Animation Camp in August 2016.


Gerald the Gerbil

by Macario

The Cupcake

by Elizabeth and AJ

These two shorts were created during the IFP Stop Motion Animation Camp in July 2016.

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Love, Fire, Home

by Raices Youth Program

La Frontera

by Yaneli, Lillibeth, Oscar, Remigio, Vicky, Marilyn

The Darkness that Brought Love

by Star, Ricardo, Jessica, Vanny, Leslie

These films were created by youth in the Raices Youth Program at Centro Tryone Guzman with Teatro del Pueblo.

6 Second Films

by SPNN Youth

This short video is a compilation of short (6 second long) pieces that were created during the 2015 SPNN Youth Intern Program. The pieces were submitted to the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s Really Short Film Festival, who asked people to submit videos about what summer looks like to them.


by Breon Jones

This video was created as part of the #GuerrillaTeens project at SPNN, a partnership with the Guerrilla Girls and other local arts organizations. Through this project, youth participants had the opportunity to explore the problems affecting their communities and create media for a collaborative public art project.

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by Misha Ardichvili

A young man is haunted by his dream in this live-action/rotoscope animation hybrid film.

How Does It Feel

How Does it Feel

by Noah Lawrence-Holder

A short animation exploring the complexity and erasure of black identity.


The Little Ships

by Marcie LaCerte

A visual music animation created to the tune of “The Little Ships” by Jean-Jacques Perrey. Inspired by the work of Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren, and Christopher Hinton.

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The Sail

by Anna Taberko

A dream of falling. MCAD graduation film.



by Lukas Anderson

The film Ecdysis is a visual representation of the process of moulting.


Under the Bed

by Lea Redding

A young girl hears mysterious noises in her room at night, she believes it’s just her cat, but it is so much more.


This Is It

by Adam Dargan

Everyone has their own path. A path can rush with acceleration or slow to a crawl. A path can grow large and unpredictable or small and uninteresting. Only a person on their path can change it.

The path does not care if you are invested in it. Whether you love it or hate it, praise it or ignore it. The path moves onward with or without you. You can allow the path to fly under the radar or you can examine it by finding your breath for the present moment. You are the path and the path is you.

We are often so caught up with distractions that we forget to take a breath and experience the ‘now’. Remember, This Is It.

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2016 MinnAnimate Independent Animation Program

Here is the program for the 7:30 pm Independent Animation Showcase in MinnAnimate 5


“Water Cycle” by The Bazillions

by Eric Kreidler

Set to the fantastic music of Minneapolis kindie rockers The Bazillions, this video uses animated watercolor (analog and digital) to tell the story of precipitation, accumulation, evaporation, and condensation that makes the water cycle go!



by Leo Winstead

“PRIME” is a science fiction tale set in the distant future. It concerns mankind’s search for a cure to a virus that has caused near extinction of the human race. A scouting vessel lands on a remote planet and retrieves a humanoid that resembles one of man’s early ape-like ancestors. Could he be the answer to the cure they have been searching for?

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Wingardium Furiosa

by Edward Heyl

Hermione discovers a new variation of a favorite spell and Furiosa takes care of business.


Piracy is Not a Victimless Crime

by Cody Greene

Piracy Is Not A Victimless Crime tells the story of a young boy developing an unhealthy nostalgia for the glue of envelopes after his dad is placed on death row for pirating Disney movies.


The Between of Tin Visions

by Mara Zoltners

We live in unsettling times, and the images of disruptive incidences and occurrences are now transmitted live, and the viewer has the opportunity to watch an event unfold in real time. I take photos during these live transmissions with the intent to gather through imagery the ‘totality'” of news events and to re-present them. The images have taken form in an ongoing animated work titled THE BETWEEN OF TIN VISIONS. The title takes inspiration from the term ‘tin ear’ which in musical circles means a lack of ability to distinguish musical tones in subtle and sensitive ways. Vision and understanding can take on this similar kind of insensitivity. THE BETWEEN OF TIN VISIONS aims to organized the images as a metaphor for the insensitivity of vision within the cascade of news spectacle.


Minneapolis Beneath the Asphalt Pt. 4 – Open Streets East Lake

by John Akre

During the Open Streets event on East Lake Street, people visited the Sloppy Films Animation Station to create stop motion animation and talk about what is beneath the surface of Minneapolis.


Playtime for Monsters

by Olubukola Laditan

Playtime For Monsters is a parody about monsters. Instead of monsters being angry they are just having fun.

Food Time

Food Time

by Robert Jersak

Is it time to eat yet? Food Time is an animated, channel-surfing collage of experiences with, and without, food.


Orange Soda

by Adam Loomis

2D animation music video for local Minneapolis fuzz-punk band, Ego Death.


Silverware Force

by Ian Lueck

Silverware Force: It began with a video game, then spawned an entire media franchise.

Dad Movie

10 Things You’ll Learn in the First Year of Being a Dad

by Josh Sifter

Being a dad is hard. Here are some thing’s you’ll learn to help you be the best dad you can be!
Created for Z-fest Film Festival.

Jack’s Life

by Jack Quincey

Just another day in the life of a lazy cartoonist wannabe fast food worker.



by Cable Hardin

They’re everywhere and often hard to get rid of.


The Exorcism of Jack O’Lantern

by Susan Shay Brugger

Eek A Spyder must exorcise Jack O’Lantern only to face and even more sinister enemy.


Truthful Innards

by Margaret Polzine

Truthful Innards is an exploration of the complex layers that form around the body after trauma. Depersonalization, isolation, anger, and finally, healing.


Olympic Park

by Wayne Nelson

Tom Cassidy remembers the traveling performers at Olympic Park.

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by Trevor Adams

The inevitable progression of time presses on faces, bodies, and vision, leaving behind only music and nature in this image poem hand scratched on 16mm film.

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Moving Up

by Beth Peloff

After the death of her husband, an elderly women tries to come to terms with her new life.


Old Gene

by Brian Barber

Rich Mattson and the Northstars – “Old Gene.” Music video done for the 2016 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. Filmmakers are assigned a random song from a local band and they make a video.


The Sparrow’s Flight

by Tom Schroeder

A last collaboration with my dead friend Dave Herr.


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Submit to MinnAnimate 5

Submissions are now open for MinnAnimate 5, which will be on September 8th. Submit now by clicking the Submit button above. Submissions close on July 31.

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