Spark CG Society: Olga & Priit Pärn – When East Meets West, Animation Collides – [Spark Animation 2022]
Priit Pärn is the most well-known animator from Estonia. A recipient of the ASIFA Life Achievement Award, six-lifetime achievement awards from international festivals, and has had over 50 solo exhibitions in various European countries over the past 35 years. Pärn’s style is characterized by black humour, playful surrealism and a unique graphic style.
His graphic style has also influenced the animation of Koji Yamamura and Igor Kovalyov as well as such series „The Rugrats Movie“ and „Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.“
In this conversation with Priit and Olga Pärn, Vancouver animator Jeff Chiba Sterns discusses their animation and the two political systems with which they have worked.
TERABYTE: Creative BC. MEGABYTE: Animal Logic · Capilano University · Netflix · Trickfilm Entertainment. KILOBYTE: Atomic Cartoons · BRON · Doberman Pictures · DNEG · Image Engine · Industrial Light & Magic · Mainframe Studios · WildBrain Studios. BYTE: Animasia BC · CMPA BC · Digi BC · NOX VFX · Rotomaker · Scanline VFX · The Little Dev Shop · Vancouver Film School · Versatile Media · Walt Disney Animation Studios · Wētā FX. PARTNERS: ACM SIGGRAPH · SIGGRAPH Asia. ORGANIZERS: Spark CG Society · Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH.