Lowell Boston is an animator, filmmaker and college professor who lives in Collingswood, N.J. Born in upstate New York, he discovered an interest in art from an early age. Pursuing a love of drawing, writing and works of the imagination upon graduating high school, he attended the University of the Arts as a double major in live-action filmmaking and animation in 1988. He earned his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Experimental Animation in 1991. Writing short stories and poetry in his spare time, he currently teaches Animation at the University of the Arts, the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Philadelphia University, and conducts animation and art workshops across the Delaware Valley. His personal and professional work has been shown on WYBE/MiND TV 35 Philadelphia, PhillyCAM, CTV, and nationally on ABC, Fox and ESPN.
Believing the art of the motion picture to be one united medium, Lowell challenged himself with ideas and projects depicted as live-action documentaries centered on themes of rebirth and survival, as well as diarist short stories, an formal investigations of color, shape and light. As an animator, he is attracted to the poetic and metaphorical possibilities of language and meaning and their relationship to movement, pacing and structure. Octoberstudios is a joint venture between Lowell Boston and his wife, illustrator and graphic designer Linda Kardos. Having been born in October and married in mid-October of 1995, the month ends with their favorite holiday: Halloween. Realizing that October held several important concordances in their lives, the name Octoberstudios became a natural banner for their creative, professional and personal work.
"Ten to One," "I, the Real Rodney Ash," from Where They Sit Black Writers Write Black Youth: Collected Stories
"Camden," Philadelphia Stories 7. MiND TV Channel 35, Philadelphia
Brentwood Film Festival, Brentwood, Calif.
"Optical Toys," PhillyCAM Public Access TV, Channels 29/30 Verizon and 66/966 Comcast
Collingswood TV (CTV) Channels 44 Verizon and 19 Comcast
"Late August," Those Who Teach Make, Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Pelt Auditorium
Judge 2010, Project Twenty1 Film and Animation Festival
Class Schedule, Fall 2014
|W||04:00PM - 06:50PM||Animation 101|
|M||04:00PM - 09:50PM||Character Design|
|M,TH||08:30AM - 11:20AM||Image/Time|