wins Academy Award for animated film
If cats always land
on their feet, and toast always lands jelly-side down, what would
happen to a cat with jelly toast strapped to its back? This whimsical
scenario turned into gold for a School of Film and Animation student.
film created by Kimberly Miner proved to be a winner.
Kimberly Miner, a second-year
student from Suffield, Conn., took home a gold medal in the animation
category at the Student Academy Awards for her film, Perpetual
Motion. Family members joined Miner in Los Angeles in June
for the announcement.
Miner based her film
on a paper written by a high-school friend that explored the potential
implications of the cat and jelly toast idea. She created the
animation by hand and used computer software to marry the elements
into a short film. In addition to her gold medal, Miner received
a cash award of $5,000 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences. To see Miners film, go to www.rit.edu/news.
Also in June, the National
Association of Television Program Executives Educational
Foundation honored another SOFA student for his filmmaking achievements.
Scott Vosbury won second prize at the 2003 Student Video &
Film Production Awards. Vosbury received $1,000 for his film,