Alumna Corrie Francis Parks '01 Award Winning Animation

Alumna Corrie Francis Parks '01 describes her award-winning animation in Vimeo: Using a collection of banknotes and sand gathered from over 50 countries, "Foreign Exchange" looks like nothing you have seen before, taking you into a tiny world of dazzling details. What you observe there, and the meaning you derive from that observation depends on where you start your journey. Look closely, it's all in the details...

Winner: Best of Baltimore
Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival

Winner: Outstanding Technical Achievement

ASIFA-East Women in Animation Award

"Foreign Exchange" explores the tenuous connections and reinventions that keep the global economic tides flowing. The film is made with a unique micro-sand animation stopmotion technique in which the individual grains of sand take on a life of their own.

Director's Statement:

BTS Studio Tour:

Director: Corrie Francis Parks
Original Music: Alexandra Gardner
Sound Design: Matt Davies/Studio Unknown
Technical Director: Thom Parks

Animation Assistants:
Andrew McFarland
Lindsay Ragen
Diana Towner
Will Kraft