This Art -Animation was inspired based on M.C. Escher's lithographs.
"Steps" represents the oppressive loneliness and dure acceptance of ordinary people in their programmed universe.
Animation created using public domain Motion Capture data
Vicon IQ, Motion Builder, Maya
'A Man Carrying Himself' (2007) - Duration: 1:45min
Created by Rita Ivanissevich - Director, Sculptor and Animator
Dancers: Matthew Oaks & Andrew T. Griffin
Supervised by Chris Bregler - Associate Professor at NYU
This digital dance, based on one of my sculptures, dramatizes the dichotomy of being human. A man struggles against his defeated self in the attempt of accepting his own burden. We see his exhausting effort of integrating himself, then losing his force and struggling again in a vital duel for existence.
Vicon IQ, Motion Builder, Maya
Sr Motion Graphics Designer/Art Director/ Creative Artist
New York, Nov/97 – Oct/04
For 7 years created opening titles, idents, promotional pieces, bumpers, breaking-news elements, backgrounds, automated graphics and compositing live-action for worldwide television shows, using 3D-2D modeling animation, dynamics, image processing, tracking and chroma-key shots for television, web and print media under tight deadlines for on air demands.
Software: Maya, After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere,
'We Remember...' Created by Rita Ivanissevich - (2011)
10 years tribute to 9/11. This project was created and promoted by Aniboom.
I am honored that this piece is exhibited at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in NYC
Art Statement by Rita Ivanissevich:
It is hard to understand the passing of 10 years of life time for some and life stopped for others...
The day after 9/11, 2001 I was involved in volunteering and as disorientated as many, feeling useless in help and contribution. How could handing out water or words help a father looking for his first responder son? A still not born daughter will know about her working father?
So I named this piece "we remember..."
And in the process of creating this graphic memorial, looking for the complete list of victims, trying to fairly include them all, working with their names and evoking them, they were somehow rescued from the past to remain vivid memories 10 years after.
Sr Motion Graphics Designer / Art Director / Creative Artist - (New York, 1995-1997)
At 3D Wishes Multimedia, created 3D-2D models, storyboards, virtual sets, virtual sculptures, textures, logos, icons, buttons and animations for interactive CD-ROMs and websites in archaeological Egyptian (Medi-cine) and Surrealist-Dada artistic styles.
Graphic Designer = Art Director - (New York, since 2004
Graphic Artist / 3D Animator - (New York, 1995-1996)
Created 3D models and animations for websites and pioneered interactive television products.
Designed web graphic elements and did color-corrections for faster navigation through Road Runner cable modem.
Produced, Written, Directed & Animated
by Rita Ivanissevich - (New York, 1995)
PMS, A Shared Story, is my Masters project.
I am honored that I was chosen to present this project at
SIGGRAPH ’96 for the Animator Sketches event - New Orleans, 1996
This is a humorous and dramatic story about a woman who has a strong PMS. It shows her feelings, reactions and what happens inside her body during the process from ovulation to menstruation.
In this project I created 3D computer-generated sets and composited live action at a time that there were no compositing software in the marketplace.