Animator-songstress and Helen Hill Awardee Jodie Mack writes on Facebook today:
"Here sits 2300 feet of clear 70mm leader for collaborative animating with Danielle Ash. Want to see the results? Register for Orphans 8: Made To Persuade - A Film Symposium."
The spool of 70mm-wide polyster film that sits in Jodie Mack's lap weights about 25 pounds. That will yield about 2 minutes of running time. The Orphan Film Symposium will show the forthcoming Mack & Ash direction animation on Thursday evening, April 12, as prelude to the Helen Hill Award screenings.
When Museum of the Moving Image announced it would host the 2012 Orphan Film Symposium, we knew its 70mm projector must get at least one use during the week. Mack & Ash excitedly volunteered to make a piece for the occasion. (They both received the symposium's Helen Hil Award at Orphans 7, and both are coming back for Orphans 8.)