Media Arts presents How in the World to Carmen Sandiego: Making an Interactive Special
Media Arts @ York presents How in the World to Carmen Sandiego: Making an Interactive Special
DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Join Emmy-nominated director Jos Humphrey as he takes us through the creation of Netflix’s interactive animated specialCarmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal.
Carmen Sandiegodebuted in 1985 with the first of twenty-two video games, and went on to become a best-selling game franchise through the ’80s and ’90s. Three TV shows followed, winning six Emmys and building the mysterious globetrotting thief into an iconic heroine.
Carmen made a dramatic return in 2019 with a new series streaming on Netflix featuring the titular character and her tech-whiz sidekick, Player. This fresh take presents an intimate look into Carmen’s past where viewers not only follow her escapades but also learnwhoin the world is Carmen Sandiego andwhyshe became a super thief.
In March 2020, Netflix followed up itsBlack Mirror: Bandersnatchinteractive special withCarmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not To Steal:”Don a disguise or fly away? Stick to the plan or go rogue? Carmen’s on a mission — and she needs your help. You drive the action in this interactive adventure, helping Carmen save Ivy and Zack when V.I.L.E. captures them during a heist in Shanghai.”
JosHumphreyis one of the directors on Netflix’sCarmen Sandiego, which received 2020 Emmy nominations forBest Directing for an Animated ProgramandBest Special Class Animated Program. From primitive pencil-and-paper beginnings in classical animation, his 20-year career has included animating, storyboarding, writing and directing on numerous award-winning TV series and a theatrical feature.
Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not To Steal
Netflix Futures interactive special trailer
Presented by York University’s Department of Cinema and Media Arts.
Moderated by Alison Humphrey, CMA PhD candidate.