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Michaela Olsen

Michaela Olsen is a creative director and partner at Mighty Oak, an animation studio whose mission is to bring the human touch back into the picture. Her wonky, award-winning short films have tickled audiences and frightened children at renowned festivals throughout the universe, including Sundance, Ottawa International Animation Festival, OutFest and Palm Springs ShortFest. She also leads curated teams of talented makers to create unique, beautiful and pleasantly weird videos for clients like Netflix, Nick Jr., HBO and Airbnb. A RISD grad, her eye for innovative design and love for the art of stop motion helps her fuse traditional crafty techniques with new technology. Olsen lives in a Brooklyn apartment with four sinks and a dog.

Fall 2019 Courses

  • FAV-5152-01 Intermediate Stop-motion Animation