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Isabella Rossellini

In honor of the Thought Collage hosted on Shape What’s to Come about conquering challenges, here’s mine: I never thought I would get to work so closely with someone so amazing as Isabella Rossellini at such a young age. When I first met her I was 23 then at 24 I got to be a major part of one of her Green Porno shorts. I was in awe the entire time and so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with someone so creative and cool. 
(Also, you can win some Levi’s Water<less booty by tweeting the challenge you conquered and adding http://bit.ly/thoughtcollage and #SWTC!) 

bohemea:

Isabella Rossellini

In honor of the Thought Collage hosted on Shape What’s to Come about conquering challenges, here’s mine: I never thought I would get to work so closely with someone so amazing as Isabella Rossellini at such a young age. When I first met her I was 23 then at 24 I got to be a major part of one of her Green Porno shorts. I was in awe the entire time and so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with someone so creative and cool. 

(Also, you can win some Levi’s Water<less booty by tweeting the challenge you conquered and adding http://bit.ly/thoughtcollage and #SWTC!) 

I thought this had posted a while back after my return from LA. I haven’t been on tumblr on the computer thanks to a busy studio week, only to find I had mucked up the queue!

Anyway, here are some pics from the Shape What’s To Come after party at the Levi’s showroom on Sunset Blvd. After a screening of Alex Stapleton’s short documentary “Outside In: The story of Art in the Streets” which is about the new MOCA exhibit in LA. Check out the trailer here

I got to do a little Q&A with Alex after the screening and learnt all about how she came to where she is. It was so inspiring to hear what she had to say as she not only had a wonderfully refreshing “just get out there and do it” attitude, but she spoke with such grace and poise. I asked what she thought about women in film and if there was something holding us back, whether it was ourselves or the industry itself. She replied simply, I try not to think about it, cause if we constantly think about being in a tougher position, we’re not going to get anywhere. 

During my time in LA I got to go visit the Levi’s Film Workshop at the Geffen Contemporary. I had no idea what to expect, but what was there was more than I imagined. As you walk in there’s a massive green screen to play with then in all corners of the room are fun places to play. Editing machines, a 2 walled set, stop motion setups (2!!), a light table with blank strips of 35mm film to draw on (I spent a very long time doodling), a telecine converter and even a record player turned animation machine.

I could have stayed there all day. The people working there were super nice and talkative and after you’ve finished playing they’ll help you upload your work to vimeo/youtube/facebook or just email it to yourself. So if you’re in the LA area anytime before August, you should check it out! Have fun and play with the toys. 

If you are an animator YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE NOT TO GO PLAY!

It happens to be an exciting news week for me, yesterday I announced the Shape What’s to Come Thought Collage contest and today I get to announce that I’ll be heading to LA next week to moderate a film panel!
Alex Stapleton, a fresh on the scene documentary filmmaker is premiering her film “Outside In: The story of Art in the Streets” and I get to ask her all about it afterwards in a Q&amp;A sesh. Recently, she made her feature length directorial debut with “Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel” which premiered at Sundance in January 2011!
After hearing all the press and buzz this lady had going on right now, questions started filling my head. But I thought, why not reach out and see what you guys want to know. What would you ask Alex if you had the chance? I’ll add my favorite questions to my own list and make sure you get a shout out when I ask them! You can post your question here by replying to this post, or  on Shape What’s to Come here.
P.S. This event is a part of an amazing pop up film worskshop by Levi’s. If you’re in LA anytime before August you should definitely check it out: http://workshops.levi.com/

It happens to be an exciting news week for me, yesterday I announced the Shape What’s to Come Thought Collage contest and today I get to announce that I’ll be heading to LA next week to moderate a film panel!

Alex Stapleton, a fresh on the scene documentary filmmaker is premiering her film “Outside In: The story of Art in the Streets” and I get to ask her all about it afterwards in a Q&A sesh. Recently, she made her feature length directorial debut with “Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel” which premiered at Sundance in January 2011!

After hearing all the press and buzz this lady had going on right now, questions started filling my head. But I thought, why not reach out and see what you guys want to know. What would you ask Alex if you had the chance? I’ll add my favorite questions to my own list and make sure you get a shout out when I ask them! You can post your question here by replying to this post, or on Shape What’s to Come here.

P.S. This event is a part of an amazing pop up film worskshop by Levi’s. If you’re in LA anytime before August you should definitely check it out: http://workshops.levi.com/