Smithsonian Archives

Smithsonian Archives of American Art 

The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art is the world's preeminent resource dedicated to collecting and preserving papers and primary records of the visual arts in America. As part of their national fundraising campaign 2013 I directed this video which incorporates life action footage, stop motion animation and digital animation of real archive material such as sketchbooks, diaries, letters and photographs of artists like Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock.


Produced by KWC Productions
Written and directed by Denise Hauser
Cast: Allison Manning
Director of Photography: Claudio Rietti
Stop Motion Animation: Taylor Jordan
Set Design: Ana Monroe
Edit: Catherine Gionfriddo
Digital Animation, composition, color: Helmet
Sound Design & Music: Rich Keyworth