Steven Subotnick

Senior Critic - Film, Animation, Video
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Steven Subotnick
BA, University Of California Los Angeles
BFA, California Institute of the Arts
MFA, California Institute of the Arts

on sabbatical academic year 2023–24

Steven Subotnick has been making independent animations since 1985. His films have screened in festivals, galleries and curated shows around the world. He has worked as an animator, director, illustrator and author, and has taught animation at numerous institutions, including RISD and Harvard University.

Academic areas of interest

Subotnick makes animated films that are associative explorations of themes found in history, folklore and nature. His techniques are varied, but the poetic quality of the visual image is always his primary concern.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

FAV 5195-01 - *SENIOR STUDIO: ANIMATION
Level Undergraduate
Unit Film/Animation/Video
Subject Film/Animation/Video
Period Fall 2024
Credits 6
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

FAV 5195-01

*SENIOR STUDIO: ANIMATION

Level Undergraduate
Unit Film/Animation/Video
Subject Film/Animation/Video
Period Fall 2024
Credits 6
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: T | 1:10 PM - 6:10 PM Instructor(s): Amy Kravitz, Christy Karacas, Steven Subotnick Location(s): Market House, Room 307 Enrolled / Capacity: 20 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

During the senior year, students synthesize and apply what they have learned in their previous studies to the creation of a year-long project. Students develop, design, animate, direct, and produce these projects independently. Students receive weekly individual guidance from instructors and two critiques by established professionals from the world animation community. Class meetings are devoted to film screenings, group critique, and specialized technical workshops.

Estimated Materials Cost: Varies considerably with production design; average $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 Deposit: $150.00

Fall semester includes a one-week field trip to the Ottawa International Animation Festival in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Majors are pre-registered by the Department Coordinator during the pre-registration period in the Spring semester preceding the senior year. Students make full payment via Slate. Payments can be made at any time once registration begins in May. Payment must be completed by September 1.

Estimated Travel Cost: $700 - $1,000

Please contact fav@risd.edu for permission to register.


Major Requirement | BFA Film/Animation/Video | Animation

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Steven Subotnick
BA, University Of California Los Angeles
BFA, California Institute of the Arts
MFA, California Institute of the Arts