Opera Film Crew

Libertaria: The Virtual Opera is always looking for exciting new talent to become part of our film crew! Check out the amazing artists and musicians who have joined the crew of Libertaria.

Music Advisor: Dr. Clare Shore

Clare Shore, the second woman to earn the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from The Juilliard School (1984), has received critical acclaim for her works, with reviewers from the New York Times, New York Post, Boston Globe, Washington Post, and others hailing her works as “provocative” . . . “immensely
dramatic”. . .””unpretentious”. . .”ingenious and evocative”. . .”intriguing”. . .”romantic to the core”. While at Juilliard Ms. Shore studied with David Diamond, Vincent Persichetti, and Roger Sessions, and subsequently with Gunther Schuller. Since then, she has received numerous commissions, awards, and grants, including a Composer Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Shore has taught at Fordham University, Manhattan School of Music, the University of Virginia, George Mason University, and Palm Beach Atlantic College. She currently holds an exclusive publishing contract with E.C. Schirmer. Other works are found in the catalogs of Arsis Press, Plucked String Editions, and Seesaw Music.
Her works are recorded on CRS, Owl Recordings, and Opus One, produced by Grammy Award-winning Elite Recordings.

Animation/Visual Team:

ART DIRECTOR Caroline Damian

A dedicated, passionate and hard working CG character animator. Earned a degree from the Art Institute of California.

LIP SYNC/ANIMATION Kera Hildebrandt

(IMDB Page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4371601/#Actor)

Currently a student at Columbia College in Chicago (Film and Video major with a focus on screenwriting). Past credits include the official video for “Working” by I Fight Dragons and writing for the upcoming independent horror film The Symbol. In the process of writing feature-length scripts and launching an online comedy/horror/action series called Ke’s Tales. Also a voice actress- past credits include Ke’s Tales, Star Wrek, Shadow Children, and Vautrin.

LEAD ANIMATOR/MODDING/VISUAL EFFECTS Lucinda McNary

(IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3167922/resume)

“The Man from Schenectady”, machinima movie directed and produced by Lucinda McNary.

ANIMATION ASSISTANT Patricia Johnston

Sound Effects and Music Supervision

Patrick Neher, double bass player and professor, is recognized as one of the world’s leading virtuoso soloists and composers of music for bass. He received his Master of Music Degree with Honors from the Juilliard School of Music in 1981, under the esteemed tutelage of the late David Walter. In 1996 he received teachin and performance Diplôme from François Rabbath at the International Rabbath Institute, Paris, France.

If you are interested in joining the animation team as an animator, machinima specialist, graphic designer, or artist, please contact Sabrina Pena Young at: spenayoung@gmail.com . Include your brief bio, contact info, and area of expertise. This is a volunteer project. Animation Production will be completed in Summer of 2013.

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