“It is our story and there are no right answer or wrong answers, only good ideas.”
This is how Gcina Mhlope, an acclaimed children’s book writer and activist, sets the tone for the storytelling workshop that five orphaned African children from Swaziland are journeying into.
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Happy 2019! We’re thrilled to be starting a new year with so many exciting things on the horizon.Courses @ the Lab
Sunday, Sept. 23 was Art House Theater Day, a national celebration of the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in the community. To celebrate, the Jacob Burns Film Center organized a family event to celebrate both viewing and creating media.
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During the week of August 13, local community organizations brought 4th and 5th grade students to the JBFC Media Arts Lab for an exciting day of animation and filmmaking.
Groups from WestHab, Ossining Children's Center, and the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester | more »
Campers in 9th and 10th grade Animation Lab Camp had the fantastic opportunity to work with Emily Ann Hoffman, a Sundance Ignite Fellow and Creative Culture alum. Emily Ann taught this one-week camp focusing on a variety of traditional animation techniques, resulting in multiple | more »
Think “film camp” and images of cameras, microphones, and editing software probably pop into your head. All of these are very present at Summer @ the Lab, but this is just the jumping off point for many of the camps. Week three of Lab Camp was a prime example of this as campers | more »
One of the highlights of the second week of Summer @ the Lab was the one-week campLights, Camera, Action.
Summer @ the Lab is off to a great start! This year we have introduced a new format: weeklong camps, each one offering a different theme. Week one kicked off the summer with campers exploring a range of media and creating many exciting projects. Campers arrived with full | more »
Isle of Dogs is a 2018 animated film directed by Wes Anderson, who uses great elements of the country’s language and culture to create a fraught sense of unfamiliarity in the characters throughout the movie. The film is mainly set in Japan. It’s about a 12-year old boy who seeks | more »
The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated film about Parvana, a young girl in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan whose father is unjustly arrested, so she must dress as a boy to support her family while they try to find and save her father from prison. The film is directed by Nora Twomey, | more »