CHANGING THE LOOK OF REALITY: Integrating Animation and Digital Effects into Documentaries
Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium
Washington, DC
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CHANGING THE LOOK OF REALITY: Integrating Animation and Digital Effects into Documentaries
Come and learn from experts how to and whether to use digital effects in your next documentary and how to make animation a documentary.

Arwen Currys latest documentary feature film Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, uses animation and motion graphics to bring the legendary fantasy and science fiction authors invented worlds to the screen. As an associate producer, Arwens projects include EAMES: The Architect and the Painter (2011), American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco (2013), Regarding Susan Sontag (2014), and five 30-minute science and technology documentaries made for the PBS member station KQED between 2012 and 2014. Arwen is a former chief editor of the seminal punk magazine Maximum Rocknroll and has written for print, radio, and film.

Erica Ginsberg is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Docs In Progress, a nonprofit incubator for emerging documentary filmmakers headquarted near Washington DC.  In addition she is a host of The D-Word, an online documentary filmmaker community with more than 15,000 members from around the world. She is currently at work as producer and co-director on California Dreaming, a project about the American Dream from the perspective of people who live in small towns across the United States named California.

Elyse Kelly is an award-winning animation director, creative producer, and educator based in Washington DC.. In 2018, she directed Mass Incarceration: An Animated Series for the ACLUa documentary series about three people whose experiences show the toll that an abusive and unjust criminal system takes on individuals, families, and communities. The series was a finalist for the Tribeca X Award. Elyse has over a decade of experience in animation and film, working on documentary series, commercials, and short independent films for clients such as the ACLU, The Atlantic, Upworthy, ESPN Films, USAID, and EMILYs LIST. She is currently Adjunct Faculty in the Art & Art History Department at Georgetown University.


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