Elizabeth Blazer

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Visiting Assistant Professor Digital Arts eblazer@pratt.edu (718) 636-3411 p (718) 399-4494 f Brooklyn Campus, Myrtle Hall LL

Current Course Listing (2)

20/SP-DDA-606B-01 Graduate Seminar II

20/SP-DDA-606B-04 Graduate Seminar II

Personal URL

http://www.lizblazer.com/

Education

M.F.A.- The University of Southern California, LA, CA, School of Cinematic Arts, Division of Animation and Digital Arts

B.S. - Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Fine Art

Biography

Liz Blazer is a filmmaker, art director, visual artist, designer, animator, and educator. She has worked as a development artist for Disney, a special effects designer for MTV, and as an art director for the Palestinian/Israeli Sesame Street. Her animated documentary Backseat Bingo traveled to 180 film festivals in 15 countries and won many awards, including awards from the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, Animation Magazine and International Documentary Association. One of her favorite projects was creating and directing Food Court Diaries, a series of animated documentary shorts for the Cartoon Network. Blazer especially enjoys the challenges and rewards of teaching. She is a high-energy professor who emphasizes storytelling and pitching as she guides her students to bring their art to life through animation.