Rob Niosi

Rob Niosi

Independent Motion Pictures & Film Professional
Bio

I began drawing and painting at a very young age. At 8 years old, I picked up my father’s home movie camera and began making short films. After studying filmmaking at the School Of Visual Arts, I began a career in film and video production. My credits include directing, producing, set design and construction, special effect make-up and cinematography but I’m perhaps best known for my work as a stop motion animator for such productions as The Reading Rainbow, Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Peter Gabriel’s music videos. In 2003, I began a 12-year project to create a full-scale artistic rendering of the Time Machine prop from the classic 1960 MGM film. This unusual and highly ambitious art project became the subject of the feature-length documentary, entitled How To Build A Time Machine. This film has recently been featured in film festivals from Singapore to San Francisco, and most recently at the Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston.