AQUACADE: An experimental short film that journeys through hidden histories in underwater NYC, beginning with the prohibition of pinball machines and their demise in the East River in 1942. The film combines multiple techniques in animation: blending stop motion, 2D, and 3D with archival footage and a fabricated miniature underwater world.
Directer and Animator: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Composer and Sound Mixer: Chris Burke
Assistant Fabricator: Christina Lafontaine
Assistant Scene Painter: Katya Meykson
Voice Over and Archival Footage provided by:
WNYC Archive Collections and New York City Municipal Archives.
Special thanks to La Guardia & Wagner Archives and New York Public Radio