7-2-10: Maryland Morning Screen Test Presents Eric Dyer

July 1, 2010 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

On Wednesday, we held the first installment of our new film series, Maryland Morning Screen Test.

Every month, we’ll bring a new filmmaker to the Windup Space in Baltimore. There will be an interview with Tom Hall, a screening, and then an audience Q&A.

Our guest on Wednesday was Eric Dyer, an assistant professor on the visual arts faculty at UMBC. Eric’s specialty is animated shorts that are visually rich and extremely mesmerizing.

Eric’s most recent films are created by shooting moving sculptures, such as zoetropes. At left is one of many zoetropes Eric used to shoot Copenhagen Cycles, a beautiful and abstract homage to the city where he completed a Fulbright in 2005.

For Eric’s latest film, The Bellows March, he designed a sculpture at UMBC’s Imaging Research Center, and used a 3-D printing process at MICA to create a spinning “cinetrope,” which you can see at right.

Thanks to photographer Christopher Moore, who is responsible for the striking pictures here and at our Facebook page, and to Russell DeOcampo for hosting us at the Windup Space.

Be sure to join us for the next Maryland Morning Screen Test on Wednesday, July 28. Our guest will be Catherine Pancake, whose work spans from documentaries to abstract collaborations with electronic musicians.

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