Benita Raphan (BFA 1984 Media Arts) splits her time as a graphic designer and an animator. After receiving many awards for her film work, including the Art Director’s Club Gold Medal and The Broadcast Designer’s Gold Medal. Her newest project, 2+2, will be presented by HBO and shown at The Screening Room throughout the month. The film is an experimental animated short about Nobel Laureate John F. Nash Jr. who won the Nobel Prize in 1994 for economics and who also suffered from schizophrenia. 2+2 is Ms. Raphan’s fifth award winning short film. The film has been featured at The Sundance Film Festival and won awards at the Houston Film Festival and the Aspen Film Festival. 2+2 will also be shown at the Digital Film Festival at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in October. The Screening Room, located at 54 Varick Street, will show 2+2 on 9/13 at 11am; 9/14 at 1pm; 9/15 at 5pm; 9/16 at 11am; 9/17 at 3pm; 9/18 at 9pm; and 9/19 at 1pm.
Colin Rider, a student in the MFA Computer Art department, won third place in the video category of the 2002 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. His piece, Metropolis Trailer, creates an entirely synthetic environment yet adheres to traditional cinematic techniques of visual pacing and frame.