18 Facts About John Korty


John Korty has won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and several other major awards.


John Korty is described by the film critic Leonard Maltin as "a principled filmmaker who has worked both outside and within the mainstream, attempting to find projects that support his humanistic beliefs".


John Korty took a liberal arts education at Antioch College in Ohio and obtained work as an animator for television commercials while still in school.


John Korty developed a cut-out technique and used various other imaging methods including scratching the film stock, painting, and using objects such as photographs, string, cloth and scissors.


John Korty would continue to develop these techniques in projects through his career, culminating in his 1983 animated feature Twice Upon a Time.


John Korty's first was the little-seen drama The Crazy-Quilt, with narration by Burgess Meredith.


John Korty's barn was his studio, and it would become an inspiration for George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola who established studios in the San Francisco Bay Area.


John Korty actually became a tenant at Coppola's Zoetrope Studios in San Francisco, though he later moved out when Coppola raised the rents.


John Korty served as a cinematographer for a few films including the Robert Redford feature The Candidate.


John Korty was active in the medium from the early 1970s until the late 1990s.


John Korty became known in the field in 1972 as director of The People.


In 1974, John Korty won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and a Directors Guild of America award for his filmed adaptation of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.


John Korty made the Star Wars spin-off adventure Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure.


John Korty tended to use a synthetic fabric called Pellon for the Sesame Street animations, which lent a consistent style to the work.


John Korty produced animated shorts for the first season of Vegetable Soup with the assistance of Drew Takahashi and Gary Gutierrez.


In 2006, inspired by the state of political debate in America at the time, John Korty produced two short animated pieces which he posted to the World Wide Web.


John Korty was one of several San Francisco film veterans profiled in the 2007 documentary film Fog City Mavericks.


John Korty had two sons from his second marriage to Chang: Jonathan and David John Korty.