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AWARDED - BEST IN SHOW

THE HAL PRIZE, PHOTOGRAPHY

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AWARDED - DIRECTORS CHOICE

THIRD PRIZE

"MYSTERIEUSE"

Black Maris Film & Video Festival

AWARDED - GOLD

INTEGRATED BRAND PROGRAM

"STAMFORD DATA SCIENCE INITIATIIVE"

Connecticut Art Directors Club 

2022

AWARDED - BEST VFX & COLOUR

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

"CLASS OF 2032"

 

Hollywood North Film Awards

2019

EXHIBITION & SCREENING

RECENT EXHIBITION

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Pennisula School of Art

December 2023

 

Gallery Omnibus

December 2023-January 2024

 

William Benton Museum of Art

October 2022-December 2022

EXHIBITION & SCREENING

RECENT EXHIBITION

SAMANTHA OLSCHAN

RECENTLY  LISTED ON WWW.WOMENWHODRAW.COM 

EXHIBITION & SCREENING

RECENT EXHIBITION

"THESE TRUTHS 1.21.20"

Gallery Omnibus

February 2024-March 2024

 

William Benton Museum of Art

October 2020-December 2020

EXHIBITION & SCREENING

RECENT EXHIBITION

THE GLITCHKEEPER SERIES

 

Data Dreams 

eARTh Gallery 

Hoxton, London

EXHIBITION & SCREENING

RECENT SCREENING

"CLASS OF 2032"

Connecticut Film Festival

Bethel Cinemas, June 2018

Press: 

Danbury director’s film on future of education to premiere in Bethel

EXPERTISE 

& SKILLSETS

2D Animation / Motion Graphics / Stop-Motion / Puppet Animation / Digital Drawing / Compositing / Graphic Design / Concept Design / 3D Animation (Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rendering) / Pre-Visualization / Storyboarding / Drawing & Painting / Digital Video / Editing / Print /Printmaking/ Installation Arts / Photography / Narrative Prose

SOFTWARE 

PROFICIENCY

Adobe After Effects / Adobe Photoshop / Adobe Premiere / Adobe Illustrator / Adobe InDesign / Adobe Animate / Maya / Cinema 4D / Final Cut Pro /Bodypaint / Frame Thief / Poser / Shake / Toon Boom / Trapcode Suite (Particular) / Zbrush / Microsoft Office Suite

COLLABORATORS

& CLIENTS

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Samantha Olschan is an award-winning transmedia artist & educator who works across animation, art, and design for brands, films, media, and experiences. 

BIO

Her creative practice investigates how storytelling, motion design, & experimental narrative can be of service to underrepresented and/or underserved communities.


As an educator, she combines collaborative, game-based & project-based learning in the classroom with digital media as a learning aid.

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Recent exhibitions and screenings include the Black Maria Film & Video Festival, P.O.V. Series (PBS), The ShortList (PBS), Hollywood North Film Awards, Womenwhodraw.com, FrackFest, Visionfest, Tribeca Cinemas, Bumbershoot, New Haven International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Boston Cinema Census, Boston Underground Film Festival, Conversations at the Edge, The Gene Siskel Film Center, Marblehead Film Festival & the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece.


Teaching appointments in animation, design & media include: University of Connecticut, Pratt Institute, Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University, Columbia College, New York Film Academy & The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

CONTACT

+1-203-610-3456

EDUCATION

MFA. Film, Video, New Media, Animation

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

BFA. Fine Arts, Electronic & Time-based Media

Carnegie Mellon University

AWARDS & HONORS

 

2024         Judge, Ohio Valley Regional EMMY Awards, Motion & VFX, Sports Openers

2023         Best in Show, Photography, $n@¢K/t!m£  (i said hi). The Hal Prize

2022         Gold Award, Integrated Branding Program, Stamford Data Science   Initiative. Connecticut Art  Director          Club Awards. Mildale, CT

2019.         Best VFX and Colour- International Documentary, Class of 2032. Hollywood  North Film Awards. Toronto, Canada

2018.         Womenwhodraw.com, Featured Artist.  Online database

2017           Official Selection, The Trouble. Frack  Festival. Oklahoma City, OK

2008         Directors Choice- Third Prize, Mysterieuse. 27th Annual Black Maria Film & Video Festival. New York, NY.

SELECTED EXIBHITION

 

 

2024         Variations 2024. Marblehead Art  Association Gallery. Marblehead, MA

2024         Data Dreams, Immersive Exhibit. eARTh  Space Gallery Hoxton, London, UK

2024         Women in Art. Las Laguna Gallery. Los Angeles, CA

2024         Portraits, Gallery Omnibus, Dresden, Germany

2023         The Hal Prize, The Peninsula School of   Art, WI

2023         Color, Gallery Omnibus, Dresden,   Germany

2023         Made in the USA, Expressions of  Freedom. TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2022         Connecticut Art Director Club Awards.  Mildale, CT

2022         William Benton Museum of Art

2020        William Benton Museum of Art       

2019         Hollywood North Film Awards, Toronto,  Canada

2018          Amazon Prime Streaming, International

2018         Connecticut Film Festival, Bethel Cinemas, Bethel, CT

2018         The Learning Futures Network & Fogarty & EDfutures, Curtin University, Bentley  WA, Australia

2017          Boston Children's Hospital Lobby

2016          Frack Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

2014          New Haven International Film Festival, New Haven, CT

2014          Amazon Prime Streaming, International

2013          Marblehead Festival of the Arts, Marblehead, MA

2008        The Short List, PBS, National Syndication

2008        27th Annual Black Maria Film & Video  Festival. New  York, NY.

2008.       Boston Cinema Census, Boston, MA 

2008.       Annual Boston Underground Film  Festival, Boston, MA

2007        Seattle International Film Festival,  Seattle, WA.

PRESS

Announcing the 2023 Hal Prize Winners, Door Country Pulse, December 8, 2023

 

Third Student-Inspired ‘Welcome to Easton’ Sign Planned, Easton Courier, October 19, 2023

 

Second Student-Designed ‘Welcome to Easton’ Sign Installed, Easton Courier, August 24, 2023

 

Facilitating ”Artist Dates” in the Classroom with Samantha Olschan, Fueling Creativity Podcast, February 21, 2023

 

Documenting the American Dream: In First-of-its-Kind Project, UConn Professor Directs Film for U.S. Congressional Committee, UConn Today, January 5, 2023

 

First of the Student-Designed ‘Welcome To Easton’ Signs Installed at 4 Corners, Easton Courier, December 20, 2022

 

Let's Get Digital: Benton Exhibition Showcases Digital Media & Design Faculty's Artistry - UConn Today, December 5, 2022

 

New ‘Welcome to Easton’ Signs Unveiled, Easton Courier, July 6, 2022

 

E18: Women in Animation, Select+CT Podcast, December 22, 2021