Jim and Diane Downer
USA / 2007 / 2:30minutes
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This animated short represents continual change through rebirth and decomposition. Compost includes the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity and other conditions through quick successive interchanges of subject matter.
Jim Downer received his BFA in animation at the University of the Arts. He also holds an MS in Instructional Technology and an MA in advertising Design from Marywood College in Scranton Pennsylvania. On occasion Jim continues graduate study at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
For over twenty years Jim has worked as an animator, designer, illustrator and/or College Professor. Some of his experience includes illustrating for Highlights for Children, animating for Shining Time Station and Nickelodeon, and recently, illustrating for "The Complete Idiots Guide to Design." Currently Jim works as a tenured Graphic Arts Faculty at Monroe Community College, and with his wife Diane, runs a small home based design/animation studio, Visual Voice Inc. In their spare time Jim and Diane, along with their four dogs, volunteer as licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators for the state of New York.
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