First “Maryland Morning Screen Test” on Wednesday!

June 24, 2010 at 8:34 am Leave a comment

We’re really excited about the debut edition of Maryland Morning’s Screen Test series of live conversations with local filmmakers. (And so’s City Paper, it turns out — thanks, Lee Gardner!)

This coming Wednesday, June 30, Tom Hall will talk with UMBC professor Eric Dyer in front of a live audience at The Windup Space. We’ll screen a few of Eric’s films and take questions from the audience. Eric’s mesmerizing experimental animated shorts have screened at Sundance and all over the world. His films, such as Copenhagen Cycles and The Bellows’ March, are made with kinetic sculptures (his latest incorporates 3-D printing!). He’ll show one of his zoetropes, too.

Maryland Morning Screen Test film series presents Eric Dyer

Wednesday, June 30, 7 p.m.
The Windup Space
12 W. North Ave., Baltimore
Admission is Free, no signing up or RSVPing required.

Eric Dyer is an artist, educator, and experimental animator. He received his BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and his MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art. Between degree programs Dyer lived in New York City, freelancing as an animator/compositor and as a music video director. His music videos have aired on MTV, MTV Europe, The Box, and B.E.T., and his professional animation work has aired on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and Fox International among others. Upon returning to Baltimore, Dyer began creating experimental films. His award-winning films have screened internationally at numerous festivals, including the Black Maria Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, the Annecy International Animation Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival. His work has also been exhibited at the Exploratorium, the Hirshhorn, Ars Electronica, and the Cairo and Venice biennales. In 2004 he created a commissioned, synchronous film for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and in 2005 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. Dyer’s recent projects explore the use of zoetropes and 2-D/3-D digital printouts as filmmaking tools. As member of the Visual Arts faculty at UMBC, he teaches animation and most notably brings students and symphony orchestras together to create music visualizations.

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