Eric Leiser

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Eric Leiser
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Born Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation artist, filmmaker, animator
Years active 1997 – present

Eric Leiser is an American, filmmaker, animator and holographer.

Career[edit]

Born in California, Leiser earned a bachelor's degree in animation at the California Institute of the Arts[1][2] while developing the stop-motion series Twilight Park.[3] During its conception, Leiser worked props on SpongeBob SquarePants.[4] Leiser's holograms have been shown at a number of galleries.[5][6]

He has made numerous short films, eight of which appear in the DVD release Eclectic Shorts by Eric Leiser, and four features: Faustbook,[citation needed] Imagination,[1] Glitch in the Grid,[7] and Apocalypsis.[8]

Leiser conceived Glitch in the Grid in response to a fallout with a producer over a film Leiser wrote that was set in Iceland.[9] On June 6, 2011, Glitch in the Grid premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.[10]

Leiser's 2016 short film "Anthropic Principle" was included in "Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016" (October 28, 2016 – February 5, 2017) at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.[11][12][13]

Personal life[edit]

After Leiser married Jenny Colville on October 31, 2009, he and his wife lived briefly in Hastings, England,[14] and by February 2010 were residing in New York City.[15]

An Orthodox Christian,[1][16] Leiser in 2008 said of his work, "I don't really want to make 'Christian film' necessarily, like the things you find in Christian bookstores. I prefer to explore experimental film techniques that still glorify God without being blatant or preachy. I do like to leave much of the symbolism to the audience's own interpretations."[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Belanger, Joseph (February 26, 2008). "Interview: Eric Leiser (Imagination)". Ion Cinema. Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ Amid (July 4, 2007). "Imagination by Eric Leiser". CartoonBrew.com. Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Exhibition Detail: Eric Leiser, 'A Puppet Show'". ArtSlant.com. April 12, 2008. Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ Johans, Jen (December 8, 2007). "Imagination". (review) FilmIntuition.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Eric Leiser". Los Angeles, California: Museum as Retail Space. November 11, 2017. Archived from the original on November 29, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Exhibition Detail: Eric Leiser, 'Aleph-Null'". ArtSlant.com. April 19, 2008. Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ Brown, Todd (February 25, 2010). "Experimental Animator Eric Leiser Returns with 'Glitch in the Grid'". TwitchFilm.com. Archived from the original on July 4, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Apocalypsis (Eric Leiser, 2016)". Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University. Archived from the original on October 20, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ Leiser, Jeffrey; Leiser, Eric (April 15, 2010). "Glitch In The Grid: Young Artists in the New American Recession". Campus Circle. Los Angeles. Archived from the original on March 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Annecy 2011 Programme". Annecy International Animated Film Festival. June 6, 2011. Archived from the original on July 2, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Death Is Green". New York City: Whitney Museum of American Art. 2016. Archived from the original on October 21, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016". Whitney Museum of American Art. Archived from the original on November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Eric Leiser: 'Anthropic Principle'". Whitney Museum of American Art. Archived from the original on November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Alunae & Alumni" (PDF). Foote Prints. 37 (1). Foote School. Winter–Spring 2010. p. 40. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2012. 
  15. ^ Leiser, Eric (February 11, 2010). "Catching Up-December–February Blessings". Glitch in the Grid (Eric Leiser blog). Archived from the original on October 11, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  16. ^ Walker, Angela (March 2, 2010). "Christian Filmmakers Create a Glitch in the Grid". ChristianCinema.com. Archived from the original on April 3, 2012. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  17. ^ Priebe, Ken (2008). "Into the Eyes of a Child". HollywoodJesus.com. Archived from the original on September 22, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2012.  Jeffrey Leiser: "Eric and I are both Christians, but a lot of other Christians don't understand us."

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