Ethereal Shift


“Ethereal Shift” is a stream of consciousness, clay animated film documenting a struggle for understanding amidst an ever-changing landscape.

Artist Profile

Julie Goldstein

Currently an Assistant Professor in the Filmmaking Department at Grand Valley State University. Previously I have held the position of Academic Director of Media for the Game Art & Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Digital Filmmaking & Audio Production programs at The Art Institute of Colorado. My career is dedicated to education and facilitating creative communication, visualization and expression. My technical specialization has become 3D animation and stop motion animation.


Director Julie Goldstein

Director's Statement

“Ethereal Shift” is about having a conversation with the medium. It is about the presence of human consciousness in all of its imperfections. It is animated, improvisational, visual jazz which is very different from how most animated films are made. As a filmmaker, I feel it is important to let the energy flow through the opportunity to capture motion frame by frame. This film was a catharsis of pain associated with loss and the unknown…