Edge of Frame aims to stimulate artistic discourse around experimental animation, focusing on work at the intersection of animation, experimental film and artists’ moving image. Beginning as a blog in 2013 and extending into screening events in 2016, it seeks to celebrate this incredibly rich and vibrant, yet often marginalised and hard to define art form.
Edge of Frame is run by Edwin Rostron, an artist, animator, writer and curator based in London. He studied Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University and Animation at the Royal College of Art. His work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals around the world including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pictoplasma, Fourth Wall Festival, and Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. He has taught Animation at Kingston University, and is a tutor at the Royal College of Art. He is the editor and principal writer for the Edge of Frame blog, and programmes Edge of Frame screening events.
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Annapurna Kumar is an internationally-shown independent animator based in Southern California whose primary working methods are frame-by-frame drawing, CGI, and reprinting. She is a 2017 MFA candidate in the Experimental Animation program at CalArts. She currently co-teaches animation classes to high school students and hopes to continue her career in arts education after graduation. Her current film has been in production for two years and is loosely inspired by the physics of holographic data storage.
Timothy David Orme
Timothy David Orme is a writer, filmmaker, and educator. His animated films have shown at experimental and conventional festivals worldwide. When possible, his films are available on his website: www.timothydavidorme.com.
Tess Martin is an independent animator who works with cut-outs, ink, paint, sand or objects. Her most recent award-winning films are The Lost Mariner, an animated interpretation of an Oliver Sacks case study, and Mario, a paint on glass film based on an Italian folk song. Her films have displayed at galleries and festivals worldwide.
She curates touring programs of films from Seattle and the Northwest and runs a monthly animation event in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She also occasionally writes about the world of independent animation.
Caleb Wood is primarily an animation filmmaker working remotely in northern Minnesota. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, subsequently following his interests in film and animation. He is unfocused, but adamantly involved in consumption and creation of animation on a daily basis.