Professional Directions: Lynn Tomlinson '88 & Jason Harrington, Oct. 26

October 11, 2018

When: Friday, October 26, 2018, at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

This talk is part of Cornell Performing & Media Arts' Professional Directions Series and is free and open to the public.

Lynn ('88) has created spots for Sesame Street, MTV, and PBS Kids. Currently, her clay-on-glass animated films and interdisciplinary new media projects investigate environmental and historical stories told from unusual points of view. Her films have exhibited at dozens of international film festivals. 

Her 2014 film The Ballad of Holland Island House received awards from Greenpeace, and The Elephant’s Song is currently on the festival circuit and recently won Best of Festival at the Peekskill Film Festival and Best Animation from the University Film and Video Association. 

While on campus, Lynn will present her animated short The Elephant's Song at Cornell Cinema's event Love & Bananas & The Elephant's Song w/filmmaker on Friday, October 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Jason is a professor of film and animation at Ithaca College. His films have shown nationally and internationally and his last two films, Breathing In (2012) and The Tree with the Lights in It (2007), received multiple awards, including Best Animation (SNOB Film Festival and DIGit Film Festival). 

Trained in traditional media, including drawing, painting, and sculpture, Jason incorporates these skills into digital media formats. He earned his BA in Human Ecology at the College of Atlantic, and his MFA in Film at Syracuse University.