Stephanie MAXWELL

(1951- )
Nationality: american

Stephanie Angela Maxwell is an animator, filmmaker and professor in the School of Film and Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. She has created a large body of award winning film works that are stunningly beautiful and unique.

Stephanie has specialized in hand-painted, direct-on-film, experimental abstract animation, and her two most recent films are live action ocean portraits that were created with the eye and understanding of an animator. The techniques of her works are wide ranging, and include: direct-on-film painting and etching, motion painting, object animation, copier techniques, and live action manipulations. Most of her works are collaborations with composers.

Stephanie Maxwell's award-winning works have been presented on many international festivals and film programs. She has also lectured and conducted workshops on a variety of topics worldwide, including:
- Experimental animation
- Direct-on-film (cameraless) animation
- Len Lye and direct-on-film artists
- Abstract animation
- Light and motion in animation
- Live action filmmaking with the sensibility of an animator
- Collaborative, inter-disciplinary arts (and science!) hybrid filmmaking, or cinema-related projects
- True Collaboration, which she defines as “a working concept for collaborative, interdisciplinary projects where all collaborators initiate and define the project idea and simultaneously work on the idea with consultation and/or interaction during the development of the project through the completion of the project.”

Stephanie was co-founder of the ImageMovementSound festivals, an annual festival of collaborative productions by interdisciplinary artists from 1997-2008[3].

Stephanie grew up on the U.S. West Coast and has a background in marine biology and extensive underwater diving. The ocean taught her about movement, gravity, light, other worlds and spaces, and the beauty and amazing strangeness in our physical encounter with the world.

For more information about Stephanie Maxwell, go to people.rit.edu/sampph/

17 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

MARIMBA QUARTET
2014 / color / sound / single screen / 8' 30 / 25 €
distribution: Digital file on server
OCEAN
2014 / color / sound / single screen / 11' 30 / 36 €
distribution: Digital file on server
CURRENTS
2008 / color / sound / single screen / 6' 00 / 22 €
distribution: Digital file on server
RUNA’S SPELL
2007 / color / sound / single screen / 3' 30 / 19 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  ALL THAT REMAINS
2006 / DVCAM / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 6' 00 / 22 €
distribution: Betacam SP or Digital file on server
  SECOND SIGHT
2005 / DVCAM / color / sound / single screen / 5' 30 / 21 €
distribution: Betacam SP
REFLECTING POOL
2004 / DVCAM / color / sound / single screen / 9' 00 / 28 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  TIME STREAMS
2003 / color / sound / single screen / 5' 30 / 21 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  PASSE-PARTOUT
2002 / color / sound / single screen / 6' 00 / 22 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  TERRA INCOGNITA
2001 / color / sound / single screen / 4' 30 / 20 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  FRAGMENTS
2000 / Betacam SP / color / sound / single screen / 7' 00 / 23 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  NOCTURNE
1999 / Betacam SP / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 19 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  SOMEWHERE
1999 / Betacam SP / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 21 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  OUTERMOST
1998 / Betacam SP / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 21 €
distribution: Betacam SP
  DRIVING ABSTRACTIONS
1997 / Betacam SP / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 21 €
distribution: Betacam SP
PLEASE DON'T STOP
1988 / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 21 €
distribution: 16mm
GA
1982 / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 21 €
distribution: 16mm