The Films of Carmen D’Avino

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Again, thanks to the Internet, it’s possible to discover the work of an animator whose work is otherwise inaccessible nowadays. North County Public Radio has a terrific website about experimental animator/filmmaker Carmen D’Avino. The site has audio interviews with him, as well as complete Quicktimes of nine of his films, including the Oscar-nominated animated short PIANISSIMO (1963) and the Oscar-nominated short documentary THE BACKGROUND (1973). To find out more about D’Avino, check out the interview with him in Robert Russett and Cecile Starr’s out-of-print EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION: ORIGINS OF A NEW ART.
(Thanks, Karl Cohen)