Video Captures Paint Branch High Schools Third Consecutive CINE
Golden Eagle Award
CINE, (Council for International Non-theatrical Events), a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization, has recognized the work of outstanding filmmakers, video producers, directors and other craftspeople in the film and video industry since 1957. Both professional and pre-professional productions are judged for such criteria as creativity, visuals, and effective communication to the intended audience. An awards ceremony will be held at the National Geographic Societys Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on April 14.
Self-Portraits was created in March 2004, during a seven-day animation
workshop supported by Paint Branchs Signature Program in Science
and Media and by The Washington Post Educational Foundations Grants
in the Arts. Visiting artist Leila Cabib encouraged each student to create
a self-portrait with markers and colored pencils, and in a series of drawings,
animate a metamorphosis of that self-portrait into a fantasy portrait
expressing his/her personality, hobbies or dreams. Each student then created
another set of drawings transforming his/her last drawing into the next
students first drawing, to create a smooth transition from one self-portrait
to the next. Students created a grand total of 1094 drawings.
The two animated videos which won the CINE Golden Eagle in 2002 and 2003 were Move Over, Moon and Take a Walk. Both were created in five-day workshops taught by Cabib. The students who created Animated Self-Portraits are: Adu Adadey, Avedis Aghguiquian, Jason Anderson, Bradford Bass, Khellie Braxton, Emerson Diaz, Crystal Evans, Jessica Hillman, Tim Jee, Dennis Johnson, Derrick Jones, Amee Kothary, Mike Kwon, Dennis Nguyen, Jessica Ostopoff, Regina Stern, Jack Warner, Katie Waterworth, Jeremy Williams, Courtney Wright and Wayne Zhang.