Chris Olsen

REPLAY from “The Cutting Room Floor”-12/5/2010

Just in case you mised today’s show, you can catch the replay of my “The Cutting Room Floor” interview with Casey Ryan HERE! The show was a BLAST, and we touched on almost everything I have going on right now from dance, animation, and arts education, to The Artsiders, Butterfly, Fancy,

Chris Olsen on “The Cutting Room Floor!”-12/5/2010

Once again, I almost forgot to let everybody know I’ll be joining Casey Ryan on his “The Cutting Room Floor” podcast this coming Sunday, December 5th @ 11 CST!  I can already tell its going to be a great show, and I hope you have the chance to tune in at http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/81947  I’ll update this post with more

Introducing THE WHITE CITY

The Chicago press just caught wind of  THE WHITE CITY, the wonderful NEW Thodos Dance Chicago stage production featuring incredible original choreography by Ann Reinking AND Melissa Thodos, music by amazing American composer Bruce Wolosoff, and film design by… Chris Olsen!  (Wheee!)  It’s such a thrill to be involved in a full blown theatrical stage

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“The Art of the Short Film”- Miami 2010 Edition

Breaking News!  Whether you are already attending the Miami Short Film Festival, or are simply a lover of film in the Miami area, make sure to come out to BOOKS & BOOKS in Coral Gables Tuesday Night, November 16th at 5PM for an early evening roundtable discussion on “The Art of the Short Film!”  Join

URSULA THE UBER-GIRL™ in BARBELLS-A-WEIGH!

Here’s an animated short film introduction to one of my favorite characters, Ursula The Uber-Girl.  Now, I’ve been working with little toddler Ursula for more than twelve years, and she’s gone through a number of incarnations, from 2D, to 3D and back again, but she’s always been extremely dear to my heart, and its

Making BUTTERFLY

Unlike many filmmakers I’ve met, it’s pretty rare that I begin developing a film with a completed script in hand.  Blame it on my visual arts orientation, but most of my stories start out in my mind as a series of illustrative images with very little dialogue.  This is one

Rick, Chris, and Dead End Amelia on LA Talk Radio!

I had a blast on LA Talk Radio’s “Indies In Motion” Program this week!  Rick Mizuno (the show’s creator and host) is an all around remarkable guy, and it was great to be part of such a fantastic show. I shared the air with Krista Lee & Dean Dichoso of

Tune In This Monday for Chris on LA Talk Radio!

As you may have gathered from this weeks posts (or lack thereof…), I’m neck deep in production on my latest project, which I promise to start talking about REALLY SOON.  And while this has been a truly magnificiently creative week,  its also kind of knocked me back on my butt.  For example,

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Project Gallery – BUTTERFLY

It’s been three years since I first began work on BUTTERFLY, and two years since the film first premiered at the Chicago International Film Fest.  But it’s taken me till now to finally dig through the scads of pics, rehearsal images, and pre-production tests in order to share some of

FOSSE:PRELUDE available on YouTube!

Wow, it’s been a grand year with Fosse:Prelude!  From the initial inspiring lunch with Melissa Thodos of Thodos Dance Chicago at Vong’s Thai Kitchen last Fall, to the first days of production working with Ann Reinking and the dancers, to the national tour the film took as it accompanied “the

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