Links and References

Links to animation related sites,
List of interviews with Ruth and reviews of her work,
and an Animation Bibliography

photo credit: Marco Prozzo
(Beacon Hill, Seattle, 1980s)

photo credit: Meesh Miller (Caryn Cline's Botanicalista workshop, Olympia, 2011)

Take a peek at some wonderful animation by a few media students at The Evergreen State College where I teach. Also check out my Evergreen teaching blog.

A selection of Animation related sites:

In Europe, HEEZA is a great source for all sorts of animation books and tapes.

For several excellent essays on animation by dear departed Dr. Bill Moritz, go to The iotaCenter. Another great site for abstract and experimental animation is Animation World Network is the online magazine for animation and animation resources.

ASIFA, Association Internationale du Film d'Animation.

"The price we pay for independence is fluctuating finances. One does not become an ASIFA member to make money, but because one likes animation and people who make it, because one is superior to frontiers and barbed wire, and ready to do one's part."
Michel Ocelot, past ASIFA president

Andy Voda's Optical Toys
Access to beautifully produced replicas of vintage animation toys and optical devices.

California State Summer School for the Arts
I used to teach at this intensive four week summer school for high school students which features one of the best animation programs in the country.

911 Media Arts Center
Seattle's center for independent media arts co-sponsors a quarterly "Animators' Social" with ASIFA Northwest. Each meeting gives local animators a chance to network, schmooze and screen their latest work. Check out this site for the date of the next Social!

Check out Gail Noonan's web site to find out about her whimsical and wonderful films.

Stephen Arthur is an animator in British Columbia, whose film "Transfigured" was screened at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival.

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"Daumenkino Geschichten," Cecile Starr, Daumenkino: The Flipbook Show catalog, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, May 2005

"Talking Heads: Ruth Hayes," Tom Keogh, The Independent, Dec. '96.

"Activist Profile: Ruth Hayes, Animator," Free Expression Quarterly, Spring '96.

"Some Are Just Born That Way", David Berger, Reflex, June-July '95.

"Animated Films: The Dogs of War", Mary Brennan, The Seattle Weekly. Nov. '94.

Interview with Dave Beck on "Weekday", KUOW Radio, Seattle. Nov. '94.

"Winner's Circle", Kevin Jeys, Videomaker. April '93.

"Just About to Happen: Local Filmmakers", Robert Horton, Seattle Magazine. '93.

Women & Animation: A Compendium, Jayne Pilling, ed., British Film Institute, 1992.

"More Than Child's Play", Karen Rosenberg, The Women's Review of Books, In These Times, Oct. '91.

"Take Out", Beth Friend, Minnesota Public Radio. 1990.

"Top Story", Greg Palmer, KING TV, Seattle. 1987.

Animation Bibliography:

Andersen, Yvonne, Make Your Own Animated Movies and Videotapes, Little, Brown, 1991, ISBN 0-316-03941-1.

Bendazzi, Gianalberto, Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation, Indiana University Press, 1994, ISBN 0-253-20937-4

Brookes, Mona, Drawing with Children, Tarcher/St. Martin's Press, 1986, ISBN 0-87477-396-2. (This book doesn't go into animation but is excellent for drawing and design skills.)

Crafton, Donald, Before Mickey: The Animated Film 1891-1928, The MIT Press, 1982, ISBN 0-262-53058-9

Crafton, Donald, Emile Cohl, Caricature and Film, Princeton University Press, 1990, ISBN 0-691-00881-7

Frierson, Michael, Clay Animation, Twayne Publishers, 1994, ISBN 0-8057-9328-3

Kukes, Roger, The Zoetrope Book, Klassroom Kinetics, 3758 SE Taylor St., Portland, OR, 97214.

Laybourne, Kit, The Animation Book, Crown Publishers, 1979, ISBN 0-517-529467.

Muybridge, Eadweard, The Human Figure In Motion, Dover Publications, 1955, ISBN 0-486-20204-6.

Muybridge, Eadweard, Animals In Motion, Dover Publications, 1957, ISBN 0-486-20203-8.

Pilling, Jayne, ed., Women & Animation, a Compendium, British Film Institute, 1992, ISBN 0-85170-377-1

Reiniger, Lotte, Shadow Puppets Shadow Theaters and Shadow Films, Publishers Plays, Inc, 1970

Robinson, David, Masterpieces of Animation 1833-1908, Griffithiana; Revista della Cineteca del Friuli, 1991, ISSN 0393-3857

Russett & Starr, Experimental Animation, An Illustrated Anthology, Da Capo Press, 1988, ISBN 0-306-80314-3.

Wentz, Budd, Paper Movie Machines, Troubador Press, 1975, ISBN 0-912300-57-4.

White, Tony, The Animator's Workbook, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1986, ISBN 0-8230-0228-4.

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