Lindsay Gilberto
Director, Instructor

Lindsay has been teaching art to children since 1998. Together with Ian Savage, she created and developed the Media Lab program at the Children's Museum of the Arts in Soho, where she taught art and animation for 6 years. In 2004 she created Penciltopia, an animation program that teaches stop-motion filmmaking to children throughout the NYC and Philadelphia area. The Tribeca Film Festival has featured her students’ films, and the Bridge Film Festival selected Lindsay as a guest artist. Lindsay has a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art and a Master's Degree in Childhood Education from Hunter College, where she has worked as a teaching assistant in the Art Department, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut. She is a certified teacher in New York State in Childhood Education Grades 1-6 and Art Education Grades K-12.

Ian Savage

Ian has been making stop-motion shorts since he was a child. He graduated from Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT with a degree in Fine Art Photography, and completed the film program at Vancouver Film School in British Columbia. Together with Lindsay Gilberto, he developed the Media Lab Program at the Children’s Museum of the
Arts in Soho, where he taught stop-motion animation and filmmaking for four years. Several of his students’ films were screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and the NY International Children’s Film Festival. Ian continues to work in the film and television industry as a director, producer, editor and shooter. Most notable was his role as director of operations for the Coen Brothers for two years. Ian owns and operates Rolliboat Films, a production company that has created content for clients such as AMC, IFC, AOL, Verizon, and Forbes Magazine.