Craig Rice was born in Cincinnati Ohio in 1957, and grew up in Southern California. He began experimenting with photography as a child, and made his first super-8 film in 1970. The purchase of a Kodak Cine-special 16mm camera in 1978 was followed by the construction of an animation stand in the garage, and shortly thereafter the production of short animated films. Most notable are ZULU AS KONOE, and I KISS THE DEAR FINGERS SO TOILWORN FOR ME. The Los Angeles Times says he "...makes eccentric, eliptical films reminiscent of the primitivism demonstrated in early film makers and photographers like Eadweard Muybridge." He also made a series of Super-8 diaries in the 1980s that focused on the odd and unusual. The Times called FLINTSTONELAND "a kitsch but telling comment on our culture."