Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and ASIFA Portland celebrate international art film
ANIMAZIONI! reveals Italy’s contemporary animation scene through 17 short films. The devil, a beautiful woman, the staring eyes of a disembodied head… There is often a dream-like quality in these films, fleeting glimpses of mysterious spaces inhabited by nameless beings suspended in time. A painterly tradition shines through — but also a powerful impulse to break the chains of convention. Perhaps you’ve seen one of BLU’s colossal graffiti animations, where mutating giants scramble across the sides of actual buildings? (If not, you must!) You’ll see this along with a host of artists that won’t be experienced anywhere else. Giovanni Munari, an Italian animator traveling abroad, brought these films along with him in his suitcase, hoping to find an audience in the USA. Acting as Portland’s animation embassy, ASIFA and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH are proud to help share this rare, international gift.
Tickets and Transportation
- Tickets: $5 General Admission
- FREE for Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH & ASIFA Portland members
- FREE for LAIKA employees & PNCA animation majors (show badge or school ID)
- Moments of explicit sexuality, not recommended for children
- 7:00 pm.
- There is parking on the street, and Tri-Met transit available. The address is:
- 5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St., Portland, OR 97201.
About ASIFA Portland
ASIFA Portland is the Portland, Oregon chapter of the international animation society, the Association International du Film d’Animation. ASIFA exists to boost the art of animation and the community that practices it, promoting a free exchange of ideas both locally and internationally. We celebrate a decades-old animation scene known for groundbreaking independents, big-budget feature filmmaking, and a world-class animation festival.
The Global Game Jam 2015
The GGJ starts at the Art Institute of Portland, with the keynote and prompt at 5:00 pm on Friday. January 23, 2015. Participants will work round the clock for 48 hours and include artists, musicians, game developers, programmers, designers, writers, etc. The space is open to all – don’t be shy – this is your opportunity to work with others to create a game in 48 hours.
To register, log in/create an account on the Global Game Jam website (http://globalgamejam.org/). If you already have a Global Game Jam account, visit our jam site (http://globalgamejam.org/2015/jam-sites/art-institute-portland-w-pigsquad) and select “Join This Jam Site” to the right of the site’s title. If you create a new account, you will be prompted to join a site after entering your information. Find “The Art Institute of Portland w/ PIGSquad,” select that site, then confirm that your username appears in our jam members (http://globalgamejam.org/2015/jam-sites/art-institute-portland-w-pigsquad/members). If more than 90 people come and plan to stay on site, Global Game Jam site registrants will be accepted first, then pigsquad.com registrants, then PIGsquad Facebook group registrants, then first-come-first served. Transportation and Location There is parking on the street, and under the AI building. The address is: Portland Art Institute, rooms 263, (202, and 201) 1122 NW Davis Street Portland Oregon, 97211.
The Portland Indie Game Squad is a game development and enthusiast community located in Portland, OR, dedicated to providing the area with game-related events, networking opportunities, resources, and fun! Follow us on Twitter and join up on our Facebook page to get connected to our great game developer group, and feel free to direct any questions to pigsquad at gmail dot com! Just a heads up – we’ll be updating our web presence very shortly; these forums are not very active and we will be moving into new methods of displaying events, inviting you to events, and communicating via a forum! Until then, our Facebook group is the best forum to use. Visit http://pigsquad.com for more information.
About Will Lewis
Will Lewis is a game developer and community organizer for game-related groups in Portland, Oregon. In April of 2011, he founded the Portland Indie Game Squad, bringing together a community of all walks of gamedev to provide events, resources, and professional opportunities to the greater Portland area. He is also a co-founder and co-director of Pixel Arts Game Education, providing games learning, positive peer and adult mentorship, and technology access opportunities to underserved and underrepresented youth in Portland. He often speaks at schools, meetup events, and game conferences on community organizing or games learning and is credited in Cartoon Network’s Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake for design.
Animation Meet and GreetSaturday November 15 5:00-8:00pm Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214 FREE Co-hosted by ASIFA Portland and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH
Join us at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub (in Southeast) to grab a pint, share some stories, catch up on things and maybe meet some new faces. Portland’s ASIFA and SIGGRAPH chapters are teaming up to host this event — and everyone is welcome! Exchange business cards or just gossip about upcoming animated films… Let’s hang out and all talk about animation.
Autodesk Hits Portland 4.0
3DV & Autodesk Presents
Autodesk Hits Portland 4.0 is FREE but you need to Register. It’s at the Incredible Empirical Theater at OMSI, 1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214Schedule: 5:00 – 6:30 Beer/Wine, Food & Networking 6:30 – 9:00 Demonstration 9:00 Raffle – Wacom Intuos Pro & a Permanent V-Ray license! Wacom Cintiq 24HD hands on display at event
This time it’s different:
What’s different about it? First off 3DV is hosting the event at the OMSI Empirical Theater which happens to be the largest screen in Portland. Big screen with big things happening that evening featuring top application engineers from Autodesk Marcel De Jong and Gary Davis. This event sells out every year, so don’t wait to register. We will start the evening off with appetizers, beer and wine which allows everyone to network a little and get settled in. The Marcel and Gary will show the latest features in 3ds Max, Maya, Mudbox, SketchBook that were announced this year at SIGGRAPH. They will also be discussing Reality Capture, budget motion capture, 3D Printing and their latest acquisitions. Something else different this year is 3DV and Autodesk are providing an in-depth series of Workshops the following day. It’s a completely separate event but features Autodesk technical specialists. $25 for one, or all workshops. Details: https://3dv4workshops.eventbrite.com
Drink and Draw with PIGSquadMonday, November 24 at 6:00pm – 11:00pm Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, Oregon 97209.
Join the Portland Indie Game Squad in an evening of playing locally-made games and sketching your favorites! Game developers will be setting up their games for anyone to play while we’ve invited artists to come draw “fan art” of the games on display.
Play, drink, draw – that’s the gist!
For artists, they will have super basic paper/pencil/coloring supplies on site if needed. If people are interested in showcasing a game, please comment on this event (at PIGSquad’s Facebook) and you’ll get more details about setup. In-progress games are welcome. The listed event time is only recommended; feel free to come earlier or stay later if you’d like. The venue is listed as 21 and over, but no one IDs unless you ask for an alcoholic drink. Message an admin here or e-mail us at email@example.com if you have any questions!For more info, see PIGSquad.com
2014 Computer Animation Festival
Wacom IntuosPro M tablet giveway! Register now to attend the CAF and be entered in a drawing for a free Wacom Tablet. Must be present and registered to win. Wacom will be attending with a hands-on work station where you can try their latest products.Screening Information
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30 pm; Registration starts at 6:00 pm; PCC’s Cascade Moriarty Arts Building Auditorium room 104 (see local map) Tickets http://cascadesiggraphoct2014.eventbrite.com; Trailer http://youtu.be/Hmmlsx7rZHU; Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-367-1522.Admission Members are always free; General Public tickets are $9.00; students and affiliates enjoy a $5.00 discount with ID for a reduced price of $4.00. See information at the ticketing page: Eventbrite. Local Map
Creating Digital Worlds:
The Tech Behind the Pixels
Join VFX/PDX and OMSI Science Pub at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for a show and tell of epic proportions.Cardboard Castle’s Cooper Johnson & Crew Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7 – 9 pm, McMenamins Crystal Ballroom 1332 W Burnside Portland OR, 97209 Tickets: OMSI’s suggested donation of $5 at the door 21+, minor only with adult
Cardboard Castle, Supergenius, CCC and Motion Capture
For a night dedicated to all things imagination, Cooper Johnson and his team at Cardboard Castle take a look at their process and techniques. With heads down and tablets blazing, they have plenty to show and have been quietly turning out world-class, design-heavy motion and computer graphics work combining Cinema 4D and After Effects. Additionally, Damon Redmond (of SuperGenius fame) and Clackamas Community College’s Digital Communications Media Director Andy Mingo are bringing the fancy new motion capture system and giving it the Portland debut it deserves. A live motion capture demo will be part of the festivities.
VFX/PDX and OMSI’s Science Pub Seriers
The presenters will take the stage at the Crystal Ballroom in conjunction with OMSI’s Science Pub Series, a Tuesday night Portland event, dubbed “consistently clever social science,” complete with beer, and educational banter. Come early, hang out, and stay for the show! We hope to see you there.
About Cardboard Castle — headed by the creative spirit of Cooper Johnson, Cardboard Castle is a motion production studio that creates innovative visual content. Our community of artists, storytellers and vision-makers are well versed in both digital and hands-on techniques. We draw, forge, strategize, originate, revamp, animate, digitize or illuminate at any stage in the campaign, looking beyond the castle walls to bring the sharpest vision into the light. For more information, visit www.cardboardcastle.com. About VFX/PDX — a collective of the Portland, Oregon area visual artists. Crossing studio boundaries, the aim is to occasionally bring everyone together to mix it up under the same roof, critique and promote each other’s work, learn new tricks, and share a drink. The goal is to provide a conduit for provocative events and discussion that push us forward, upward, with no affiliation, agenda, or paid sponsors. We are about moving images that move us. For more information, visit www.vfxpdx.com. About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH — the Chapter serves the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics community. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, and other activities; promotes an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics, enhancing communication between people in Oregon and Southwest Washington that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics. For more information, visit www.cascade.siggraph.org. Press Contact — for event information, contact the Chair at email@example.com, or at area code 503, voice 3671522.
Summer Social BBQ
SIGGRAPH, ASIFA, and more, networking fun! Everyone is welcome! Join us for a relaxing get-together:
- Saturday, July 19, 2014, noon to 8
- BBQ, Bonfire, Bon Temps
- Potluck: BYO drinks, grilling items
- Lots of space for people of all ages
- Entropy Acres 22727 SW Stafford Rd, Tualatin OR, 97062
Simplifying the Creation of Live Television
Intuitive TV Production with GV DirectorGV Director, the world’s first non-linear live production center June 30, 2014, 6 – 9 pm, PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Building Auditorium, room MAHB 104 705 N. Killingsworth Street (and Albina) Portland OR, 97217 See parking map Register: http://cascadesiggraph2014june30.eventbrite.com
Join us to see a new, intuitive approach to the creation of live television that utilizes the power of modern graphics processors and touch screen user interfaces. Operators can now learn to create live programming, including multi-layered graphics, complex transitions, and pre-planned event sequences in a few hours instead of many weeks. David Griggs of Grass Valley, A Belden Brand, will discuss the technology behind the new GV Director live production switcher. See how the new GV Director from Grass Valley combines the functionality of a live production switcher, video server, and graphics generator into a simple, powerful, and creative workspace.
Computer Animation Festival Showcase
Join us at the Northwest Animation Fest, the biggest animation show in the US
- Showcase at the NW Animation Fest
- May, 12, 2014, 7 – 9 pm,
- Hollywood Theater
- 4122 NE Sandy Blvd Portland OR, 97212
- Tickets: available online and at the door
- Bonus: Select Conference Pass to SIGGRAPH 2014 drawing*
Featured SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival
The annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is one of the world’s most important showcases for innovative and visually stunning digital animation. Films that win honors here are qualified to compete for an Academy Award, and several in recent memory have either been nominated for or received an Oscar for “Best Animated Short.” Films chosen for this special “best of” show include narrative shorts, time-based art, visual effects, scientific visualization, and real-time graphics.
*Drawing: Select SIGGRAPH 2014 Passes
Added bonus: for those that attend and are members of the Chapter, we are excited to offer a raffle drawing during our April and May events for a Select SIGGRAPH 2014 Pass (the full conference, minus the reception). This is a great deal and worth $430! To be eligible, make sure your membership is current, you attend the event, and you pick up your raffle ticket during registration if you are interested in going to the conference in Vancouver BC, August 10‑14, 2014. Must be present and a member of the chapter (renew or join now) to win. Tickets: this event is free to Cascade SIGGRAPH members (goto http://wp.siggraph.org/cascade/en/join). Tickets to the NW Animation Fest are available online at . Since SIGGRAPH events are free to members of the chapter, show your receipt to the chair at the event to get reimbursed. Or tickets are available at the door of the Hollywood Theater (directions and map). Transportation: parking is available on the street around the Theater at 41st and NE Sandy. Public transit or carpooling is recommended.
About The NW Animation Fest
NW Animation Fest celebrates the best new work from independent animators around the globe. With over 200 films, it’s now the biggest animation festival in the USA. This year’s fest includes six Guest Shows, the Oregon Animation Industry Showcase, and five International Short Film Blocks. See it all for only $60 with an All-Festival Pass | BUY HERE.
*About The Select SIGGRAPH 2014 Conference Pass
Includes admission to the Art Gallery, Art Papers, Awards Presentation, Birds of a Feather, Computer Animation Festival-Daytime Selects, Computer Animation Festival-Electronic Theater, Dailies, Emerging Technologies, Exhibitor Tech Talks, Exhibits Fast Forward, International Resources, Job Fair, Keynote Session, Posters, Production Sessions, Real-Time Live!, Studio, Technical Papers Fast Forward, and all days of the Exhibition. Does not include reception ticket.