Idol Dreams, by Lisbeth Estevez
("Idle Dreams," by Lisbeth Estevez)

On December 29, Hostos Community College’s Digital Design & Animation program presented, via Zoom, “Quarantined: Films Made During a Pandemic.” Students utilized a variety of animation styles and approaches to shed light on and examine how COVID-19 has impacted their lives. A question-and-answer session followed the screening. Two guest speakers—Tiffany Joy Butler (Filmmaker, Curator and Assistant Curator at the Museum of the Moving Image) and Cameron Granger (Artist, Curator and Organizer)—also weighed in.

“Professor Iglehart and I were looking for a way to motivate our Design and Animation students during this bleak time,” Andrew London, lecturer in Hostos’ Media Design unit, said. “So we both thought that creating an end of the year screening of work made since March would give our students something to look forward to.”
Digital Design & Animation is part of Hostos’ Humanities department and provides students with a strong foundation for future occupations in motion graphics, animation, graphic design and/or web design. 
View the “Quarantined: Films Made During a Pandemic” showcase here.