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Steve Kolbe Article

Here’s an article that ran in the UNL student newspaper about Professor Steve Kolbe at the Johnny Carson School. Kolbe is offering classes in digital animation, story boarding, and digital production. He’s been working in the field since the early days of computer animation.

“I was probably one of the only people working with 3-D in Omaha in the early 90s,” he said.

The technology was so new and unreliable many studios didn’t want to bother with it. Kolbe would spend nights sleeping by computers as they rendered images. When each frame was finished, the program would make an audible “click.” If the program stopped its rhythmic clicking, Kolbe would be awakened and fix the problem.”



March 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

March 17ths by Jake Lodwick

Where does an artist get his inspiration? Even from a child’s imagination and ingenuity. I heard somewhere we are all experts in at least being ourselves, so there is a rich history of experience to draw upon as an artist. Everything is game.

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

edicisum by candas sisman (

Here’s an amazing use of sound and images, both surreal and grotesque. It’s remarkable how the sounds influence and transform the images to become something other than what they were.

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stop Motion by PENStory

Here’s a monster stop motion video, a very exciting narrative adventure. this was shot on a digital camera with no post production.

March 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Military in Art – Piotr Szyhalski’s White Star Cluster

Piotr Szyhalski’s art piece involves footage from soldiers’ cameras and their actual dialogue that is echoed by performers with moderate tones. The circumstance of the video is death by friendly fire. The repetition of what was said at the time points to the absurdity of war by allowing us a new perspective.

As Szyhalski puts it:

It appears to ridicule the knowledge of the “Wise Old Man” and glorifies determined, however foolish, brute force of relentless physical exertion, in turn rewarded by the descending Angels. A subtle complexity of uncertain motivations present the Angels as potential agents of positive change, or demons of destruction. As we witness men self-destruct in the “White Star Cluster” the ghost of the “Foolish Old Man” gently expands the view from the darkness of combat, and into the vastness of our humanity and nature.

March 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment