Director / Sarah Orenstein
Sarah Orenstein is a director, animator and art director from New York City. With a broad background in theatre, music and academia, Sarah began by studying lighting and set design with the Metropolitan Opera, and then animation at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her major film Windows Masks Doors has been screened at over 50 festivals worldwide and launched Sarah in to many creative projects including music videos, concept art, network branding, short films, title sequences, virals, children's TV, poster art, photography… and puppetry!
Beakus are proud to represent Sarah in the UK for commercial and broadcast design and animation. Her work for Beakus includes presentation idents for CBeebies – Mia, Kaysie and Eleanor.
Her unique, stylish and sophisticated design aesthetic mixes 2D and 3D with a thoroughly modern rigour, which slots in perfectly with our own studio approach.
To find out what Sarah would bring to your project please email email@example.com.
A talented designer as well as animator, take a look at some of her designs for British Gas, Anadin, MTV and Nickelodeon by clicking any image below…
Beakus' Spring-themed idents for CBeebies went down so well we were asked to create two more as Summer approached. Sarah Orenstein and Matthias Hoegg directed and designed one each and we present here Sarah's poetic visualisation of Kaysie and her brother's back yard fun, involving paddling pool and lots of water.. You can watch Matthias' [...]
Here is the fourth of four lovely sequences for CBeebies by Sarah Orenstein. Mia can't wait till Spring, when she can cuddle up to animals on the farm, and play 'pin the snout on the pig' when the farmer's not looking…! Director & Designer: Sarah Orenstein Animation: Tomasso de Sanctis & Leo Bridle
The studio has been full of the joys of Spring working on a series of animations for CBeebies… BAFTA nominated director Matthias Hoegg and new signing Sarah Orenstein took turns in visualising the cute yet surreal thoughts of several kids as they wax lyrical about the onset of Spring.. As we write, two of the [...]
Or, to give it it's full title 'Me and my Goldfish went Swimming with Sharks'… This is a mixed-media short by Sarah Orenstein whilst at Loyalkaspar in NY, illustrating the beautiful, downbeat poem by Anthony Horowitz. Director, Designer, Animator: Sarah Orenstein Production Company: Loyalkaspar Creative Directors: David Herbruck, Beat Baudenbacher Producer: Jenn Dewey Additional Animation: [...]
A perfect piece of pop-ography from Sarah Orenstein for Nickelodeon's Mega Music Fest. With sharp graphics (elements designed by 'Friends With You') and bold colours this kaleidoscopic mosaic animation adds sparks to a live-action plate. Art Director, Design & Animation: Sarah Orenstein Production Company: Cause & Effect Live Action Director: Jamie Hubbard Raw Elements Design: [...]
Windows Masks Doors is the enigmatic title of new Beakus director Sarah Orenstein's thesis film from the renowned Rhode Island School of Design. It's played to over 50 festivals worldwide, and is a unique mechanical vision made with cut-out animation and texturous artwork. Director: Sarah Orenstein Sound Design: Chris Lane Music: Ari Picker and Lost [...]
A TV spot for Pepsi and 'Dance with the Stars' in the US. Directed, designed and animated by Sarah Orenstein at 'Favorite Color'. Director: Sarah Orenstein Production Company: Favorite Color Additional Design: Diksha Watwani, Jeff Welk Producer: Meredith Binder, Carson Hood
'Change in C Minor' is a short typographic film exploring the concept of change as a positive motivation. Using a ticker-tape style of flickering type and photographic collage, Sarah brought the film alive whilst at Loyalkaspar for the BDA 20/120 Showcase. Concept, Design & Animation: Sarah Orenstein Production Studio: Loyalkaspar Creative Directors: David Herbruck, Beat [...]