FREDONIA - Jill Johnston, State University at Fredonia associate professor of animation and illustration, has designed a four-minute animation for the TED-Ed Conferences website.
Johnston collaborated with educator Nathaniel Manning on a video exploring climate change, released on TED-Ed's site, as well as its Youtube channel on Oct. 2.
"I am honored to have been chosen to work with them, and to have been selected among over 1,000 submitted animation reels," said Ms. Johnston, a member in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media.
Within the first 24 hours of its launch, the video had received more than 1,000 views, and more than 8,000 within the first week. The video can be seen at: ed.ted.com/lessons/the-carbon-cycle-nathaniel-manning.
TED-Ed is an initiative from TED Conferences LLC, which carries out its mission of sharing ideas through sharing lessons from technology, education and design. The TED-Ed site features collaborations between animators and educators who have created educational videos for use by teachers.
Ms. Johnston received her Master's of Fine Arts in Cinematography from the University of South Florida in Tampa and has previously taught at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the Ohio State University, the Columbus College of Art and Design, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has created 11 independent films, including seven animations, which have been screened at international festivals in several countries across the world.
To see more of her work, visit jilljohnstonprice.com.