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The Animation Pimpcast #15: One on One with Tom Schroeder

Chris Robinson chats with American indie animator Tom Schroeder

Animation writer Chris Robinson sits down with a variety of animation types to fondle their minds through informal chats about animation, life and whatever else they feel like discussing.

In the latest episode of The Animation Pimpcast, Chris Robinson and Tom Schroeder sit down in a Utrecht bar during the Holland Animation Film Festival in March 2015 for an illuminating and frank discussion about animated documentaries, confessional art, his discovery of animation via Chris Sullivan, festival politics, and a string of personal losses.

Tom has been making hand-drawn animated films since 1990.  His films (including Bike Race, Yellow Bird, Marcel, King of Tervuren, Isola del Giglio) have been broadcast on Independent Lens, the Sundance Channel, SBS in Australia and CBC in Canada and have screened at the American Cinematique in Los Angeles and Anthology Film Archives in New York.  The films have also played widely on the international festival circuit, including at Annecy, Rotterdam, Sundance, Ottawa, South by Southwest and Edinburgh, and have won over thirty festival awards.  Tom received Minnesota State Arts Board Grants in 1991, 1999 and 2006, Jerome Film and Video Grants in 2000 and 2004, McKnight Fellowships in 2006 and 2011 and Bush Fellowships in 1997 and 2008.  He has directed commercials for Kashi, Samsung and Hertz Car Rental and is currently a Professor of Media Arts, teaching animation at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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A well-known figure in the world of independent animation, writer, author & curator Chris Robinson is the Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.