Kate Raney

Instructor of Animation, Interlochen Arts Camp

M.F.A., Film, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; B.A., Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Kate Raney received her MFA in Film from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She taught for a number of years at UWM and was a Visiting Professor at Syracuse University. Since relocating to Chicago she has been an instructor at Loyola University and Chicago Filmmakers. Her work employs techniques of cut-out animation and video collage, combining 2-D hand rendered artwork and live-action film/video. Initially focusing on reinterpreting fairy tales with a feminist subtext, Kate turned to appropriating imagery from modern fairy tales – the movies. She has screened at numerous festivals such as the Athens International Film and Video Festival, the Big Muddy Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival and the Wisconsin Film Festival.  Last summer Kate was a Sponsored Artist at High Concept Laboratories in Chicago where she shot her current work-in-progress The Cleo Project.

An animated music video by Kate Raney for the band Mar Caribe. A dancing fish-people extravaganza!