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WATCH: Theodore Ushev Talks Oscar-Nominated ‘Blind Vaysha’ at FMX 2017

The veteran director and NFB filmmaker discusses story and design inspirations as well production and artistic challenges he faced during the making of his award-winning animated short film.

With FMX 2017 just finishing up May 5th in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the talented speakers who presented over the packed four-day conference, a group of top industry professionals who converge on the event to lecture, teach and network. Watch and enjoy our insightful and entertaining AWN – FMX 2017 Professional Spotlight video series featuring some of the biggest names in animation, visual effects, computer graphics and transmedia. Stay tuned as we add dozens of brand new interviews over the coming weeks.

Watch for all the new AWN - FMX 2017 interviews as they are posted on AWN's YouTube Channel, as well as the complete collection of AWN - FMX Professional Spotlight videos.

In this two-part interview, the veteran director talks about story inspirations and his design decision to digitally recreate the wood cutting technique known as linogravure in the production of his Oscar-nominated animated short film, Blind Vaysha. He also discusses various production challenges, his use of narration and the message he hopes to impart on audiences who watch the film.

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