Animation and Its Music through the Decades
(Not All For Kids)
Wednesday, March 4
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Screening: Clever, Playful, New Oscar-nominee
12:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Screening: Experimental Stop-Motion & Claymation
Symposium Kick-Off: Animating Images: A Mini-Course on Film and TV Animation
Student Presentation Panel: Historical Disney
Faculty Presentation: TV Animation through the Decades
Dr. Barry Janes, Department of Communication/Journalism
Screening: Cartoon Classics from Warner Bros. and MGM
Student Presentation Panel: Animation Style and Substance: Pixar and Fox
Opening Reception for Students, Faculty, and Guests
The More the Merrier the Melody: Classic Animation and Music Featured Speakers:
Dr. Krin Gabbard
Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Film
SUNY Stony Brook
“Friz Freleng’s Jazz Cartoons”
Dr. Jerry Rife
Professor of Music; Chair, Fine Arts Department
" ‘KILL DA WABBIT!’ Carl Stalling’s Music for the Looney
Tunes and Merrie Melodies Cartoons"
Roundtable: Further Thoughts on Music and Animation
Screening: Classic Feature Film Animation
Animation in Practice and Effect
Thursday, March 5
Filmmakers’ Workshop and Test Screening
Two short live-action films in progress, as part of Rider’s experimental workshop, will be shown by the student filmmakers, who will want your feedback as they finish their films—a great opportunity to become part of the creative process!!
9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Screenings: Animation, Politics, and History (Not necessarily for Kids!)
A Recent Feature and Classic 1940s War Propaganda Shorts
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Chrystina Dolnyniuk, Department of Psychology
“Three A's: Autism, Animation, & Affinity”
Dr. Cynthia Lucia, Department of English; FMS Program director
“Unseen Animation—A Brief Look at (a few) Innovative, Experimental Animated Movies”
Student Presentation Panel: Disney Renaissance
Student Presentation Panel: Anime
Screening: The Best of Anime
Reception for Students, Faculty, and Guests
Featured Speaker: Danielle Riseley (Rider ’12; animation student at Savannah College of Art and Design)
“Animation Techniques through the Decades and My Own Passion and Work in the Field”
Talk with Danielle over some snacks
Student Film Festival and Competition
Awards for Best Student Paper, Best Student Screenplay, and Best Student Film