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Stephen Nadelman

New York City, USA
Terminal Bar

Artist Statement: "Terminal Bar" is a kinetic, photo-driven documentary of one of the toughest, grittiest bars in Times Square, Manhattan, as seen through the haunting blackand- white photographs taken by bartender Sheldon Nadelman from 1972 to 1982.

His son, Stefan, made the 22-minute documentary not only as a tribute to his late grandfather's bar, but of his father's 10-year dedication to taking over 2,500 photographs of the bar and its downtrodden clientele.

After receiving a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Iowa State University in 1994, Stefan Nadelman began working in New York City as a print graphic designer. Within four years, he transitioned to web design and began using Macromedia Flash not only for interactive design, but also for film. Since 1999, he has produced three films in his spare time while working full time as an art director.

The entire film is animated in Flash and composited in Final Cut.