Marc Russo has worked as an artist and animator in the Triangle for over 20 years. He is a professor of animation and interactive media with a focus on storytelling at NC State’s College of Design.
Marc’s animations have been selected by international film festivals and have won awards, including two Pixie Platinum Awards and a CINDY. His most recent film “Sheltering Sky” was a collaboration with Triangle Wind Ensemble (TWE). “Sheltering Sky” was first screened Fantasia-style by TWE in 2019. The film is now given away to community bands that would like to perform along with it, and it is screening at film festivals both nationally and internationally. He has also worked as a Co-PI and designer/animator on a number of National Science Foundation and Gates Foundation grants creating educational games. Marc’s scholarship is in the area of creating stories, and the choices we make as creators to deepen the narrative.