Ariel is a multidisciplinary artist who specializes in animation & art direction. 

Scroll down to see featured work she has directed. 


 Working within theme's of dance and set design, this Frog Project will result in a series of cinemagraphs depicting two frogs in love.

**work in progress**

With help from

featuring dancers Hannah Garner &Will Noiling






produced by SEAN WEINER 



Juxtaposing stop motion and contemporary dance, Circadian Rhythm is a short dance film that reimagines the monotonous cycle of day. 


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Music by Emmy wining composers 

Ali Helnwein & Daniel McCormick. ​


Choreographed by Hannah Garner

made possible with

support from:


A project for indie band

Frankie Cosmos

Ariel was commissioned to make a GIF for social & youtube for the release of Frankie Cosmo's newest album "Vessel".


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The Emily & Ariel Show is a short stop motion animated film by Ariel & Emily Ann Hoffman, showing a peak into the lives of two twenty-something girls, getting ready to go out. 


 Best Experimental Short Film, Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival 2016

Official Selection 


LA Film Festival, Los Angeles . 2016

New Orleans Film Festival, New Orleans, LA . 2016

Tricky Women Animation Festival, Vienna, Austria . 2016

Evolution Mallorca Int. Film Festival, Mallorca, Spain . 2016

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Mammoth Lakes, California . 2016

Motion Commotion @ ICON9 Austin, TX . 2016

California Women's Film Festival, Sherman Oaks, California . 2015

Post Alley Film Festival, Seattle, Washington . 2015

© 2018 Ariel Noltimier Strauss 

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