Interviewed by Mark Toscano
Oral History Recorded: November 21, 2009
Chris Casady is an animator working in motion picture effects, music videos and TV commercials from his studio in Hollywood. Also known for abstract graphics and Flash title sequences, Chris has designed the opening for the American Film Institute's L.A. International Film Festival for the last 5 years. Currently, Chris's animation appears on TV in Sega commercials. He has won two Clio awards for previous work in animated commercials. Chris has directed animated music videos for the Beastie Boys, as well as Eddie Murphy and Michael Jackson. His own animated film, Pencil Dance, won top awards at international animation festivals in Canada, France, Japan and Italy. He was a judge at the Ottawa International Animation Festival in 1990. Chris studied animation at California Institute of the Arts.
Source: The iotaCenter (http://www.iotacenter.org/visualmusic/historysearch)