My name is Benjamin Ariel Markus and I’m a filmmaker/animator from Seattle, Washington. I write screenplays and make films in numerous mediums including live action, paper cut-outs, stop-motion and motion graphics. At the moment I’m working toward completing my MFA in experimental animation at the California Institute of the Arts. I did part of my undergrad at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where I studied experimental theatre, filmmaking and animation, and finished my senior year studying cinematography at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic.
During the summer of 2012 I was offered an internship at Adobe as part of the Creative Help and Learning team. Our group is responsible for helping the Adobe community by actively posting on the Adobe forums and delivering both creative and instructional content intended to better the user experience. This blog was created for posts displaying video content, tutorials, educational material and interesting links specifically related to the topics of animation and filmmaking.