Welcome back to Inside “The Film Lounge,” where we’re meeting the Iowa filmmakers whose work will be featured next month on Iowa Public Television. Take a look back at the artists we’ve featured so far by clicking through our blog.
And don’t forget: Check out the free preview parties scheduled for Feb. 5 in Iowa City, Feb. 9 in Des Moines and Feb. 11 in Sioux City. Film fans can get an early look at the IPTV series and meet fellow fans and filmmakers.
So now let’s meet Paul Huenemann, an independent animator in Cedar Rapids. He grew up in Des Moines and attended the University of Iowa, where he majored in film production and theater. He founded Right Purdy Pictures in 1992 while working at the University of Iowa, where he stayed for few more years until jumping into full-time animation, in 1995. Since then, he’s won a pile of awards for his clients and himself, for a range of projects ranging from small web videos to big-screen movies. He produces most of his animations on a computer.
What type of films do you usually make?
Animated industrial and commercial films. But with the success of “The Gurgle,” I’m leaning toward more entertainment oriented. (“The Gurgle” is Paul’s contribution to “The Film Lounge.” The 4-and-a-half minute film tells the unsettling tale of a man waiting at a bus stop . . . while something else waits for him.)