Hi! I’m Ariel. If you’re reading this, you’re on the Jacob Burns website (I presume) and I’m super excited to announce that I am the new Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow (long title = importance), which means I get to make a project over the next couple months with the | more »
First off, I’d like to express how excited I am to be spending the next four months at the Jacob Burns Film Center as a Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellow. As a Westchester native, this institute has always been dear to me as a theater that shows unique, diverse and | more »
This past Tuesday, September 13th, the JBFC Theater welcomed students from the Minds in Motion animation program to Pleasantville for our Summer 2016 premiere. Students from all over Westchester county, including the Boys & Girls Club in Mt. Kisco, the Little School in | more »
If you haven't already seen this incredible, moving, and beautifully made animated short here's your chance to check it out. The Present is a project out of the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in | more »
The following is a heart-warming "thank you" note from one of this year's Minds in Motion students. Minds in Motion is a 12-week animation program that happens in classrooms throughout Westchester County. 100% of the participating schools, do so free of charge. Elian Tampus is in | more »
This Christmas-themedMinds in Motion animation was made by students at Church Street School.
Merry Christmas from the JBFC!
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The campers have hit their groove this week. After the long holiday weekend everyone came back to a ton of fun projects. The third and fourth graders spent most of the week animating on iPads and learning Dragonframe (animation software) with one of our faculty members, Greg | more »
We are back! Once again we have teamed up with Ms. Curti, Mrs. Albero, and Mr. Davis at JFK Magnet School in Port Chester! We are working with 22 fourth grade students in the after school Garden Club.
The garden beds have been planted and the kids have started working on short | more »
In honor of Earth Day, check out this great animated film created by fourth grade students in our Minds in Motion program.
While studying abroad in New Zealand, I simultaneously had the complete misfortune and good luck of registering for a Computer Graphics class. I was interested in writing animation software and was studying Computer Science at Columbia University with the dream of one day making | more »