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August 14, 2016 Event

by on Jun.20, 2016, under Events, Site Updates

Sketch and Stretch

Sketch & Stretch

Life drawing is foundational in many creative disciplines, from 3D animation to fine art. Some of the most beautiful, moving art in history has its basis in figure drawing, from Leonardo DaVinci to Lucien Freud, on paper, canvas, and chapel ceilings. Disney Studios has provided figure drawing classes for their artists since 1932, and early computer animation didn’t truly start showing potential as a visual medium until John Lasseter, a young, talented Disney animator, brought his classically trained animation experience to the LucasFilm Computer Graphics Group. In the same way that relaxing and stretching is good for the body, even CG artists can benefit from relaxing and practicing life drawing.

Similarly, exercise disciplines like pilates and yoga develop the body’s core, the foundation of healthy movement. Dance, martial arts, and other physical disciplines are often the subject of art, and not only does practicing motion and timing make you a better animator, it makes you a healthier person.

Join Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and ASIFA Portland for the inaugural Sketch&Stretch, an afternoon of fitness and art, with opportunities for everyone to exercise, draw, or both. Keph Sherin, a gifted acrobat and fitness instructor, will lead two exercise sessions, each one hour long. Our yogis will also double as figure drawing models as we stretch our creative and literal muscles together. All shapes, sizes, and skill levels are welcome.

Tickets

  • $5 for members of Cascade SIGGRAPH and ASIFA Portland, on EventBrite or with cash 
  • $10 for the general public,

Location

Irving Park on NE 7th and Fremont, NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

Schedule

1 – 1:15pm Introduction
1:15 – 2:15pm First Session
2:15 – 2:30pm Break/Transition
2:30 – 3:30pm Second Session
3:30pm – 4pm Art Gallery/Prizes

About Keph Sherin

Keph has been teaching exercise for 12 years, as a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, Qigong, and Pilates/yoga instructor. She studied ballet, contemporary dance, breakdance, gymnastics, hand-balancing, contortion, and aerial acrobatics. She was a member of the aerial acrobatic company A-WOL Dance Collective, trained with Yuval Ayalon of Cirque Le Reve Las Vegas, performed with Night Flight acrobatic dance company, and trained with Acrobat/Hand-balancer Nicolo Kerwald of Do Jump. She teaches her own unique fitness style called BodyFusion, which integrates dance, pilates, and yoga concepts to build core-strength, toning, weight-loss, postural correction, and flexibility for a full circle of health benefits. She currently teaches at Studio Blue and Pilogarobic.

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July 8, 2016 Event

by on Jun.20, 2016, under Events

Best of Ottawa 2015

Enjoy the world’s most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with the local animation community. Whether you love classic cartoons, mind-bending experiments, fantastic digital creations, dazzling effects, technical fireworks, thought provoking observations, or pure gut-busting fun, there is something for everyone and anyone at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OlAF). For 40 years the OlAF has attracted film and animation buffs, art lovers and filmmakers from around the globe. You won’t want to miss this selection from one of the biggest animation festivals in the world.

OIAF

Friday July 8th, 2016, 7:00 pm
5th Avenue Cinema
510 SW Hall St, Portland, OR  97201

Tickets

  • $7 General Admission / $3 Students
  • Free for ASIFA Portland & Cascade SIGGRAPH members
  • Free for LAIKA employees & PNCA animation majors (show badge or school ID)

Parking

  • PSU Parking Structure 1 — Enter on either Broadway or Sixth Avenue
  • 1872 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201
  • Free after 5pm on Fridays

Total Running Time:  80 minutes. Line-up:
  • The Five Minute Museum | 2015 | Paul Bush | Switzerland, UK | 6:20 | Best Experimental/Abstract Animation
  • Yùl et le Serpent (Yùl and the Snake) | 2015 | Gabriel Harel | France | 13:12
  • Loop Ring Chop Drink | 2014 | Nicolas Ménard | UK | 9:45 | Walt Disney Animation Prize for Best Graduation Animation & Award for Best Design
  • Celestial Shore ‘Creation Myth’ | 2014 | Angela Stempel | USA | 3:03
  • Violet | 2015 | Ryan Ines | USA | 5:56 | Best Undergraduate Animation
  • Isand (The Master) | 2015 | Riho Unt | Estonia | 18:00 | Cartoon Network Prize for Best Narrative Short Animation
  • Pig | 2015 | Steven Subotnick | USA | 3:20
  • Unhappy Happy | 2015 | Peter Millard | UK | 7:07
  • Small People With Hats | 2014 | Sarina Nihei | UK | 6:51 | Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation* & Prize for Best Sound  * First Graduation Animation to ever win the OIAF Grand Prize

 

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July 31, 2016 Event

by on Jun.18, 2016, under Events

Summer Ice Cream Social

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ASIFA – SIGGRAPH Picnic in St Johns. Hang with pros, veterans and students of local animation and computer graphics, and enjoy drinks, ice cream, socializing, good times, a raffle, a silent auction, BBQ and or course ice cream.

Fundraising items such as a Portland area boat ride and Art donated by our members. All friends, family and friendly dogs welcome.

ASIFA SIGGRAPH Summer Social

  • Sunday, July 31, from 1 to 4pm
  • The Historic Ranger Station (an official Pokemon stop)
  • 8525 N. Central, Portland, OR 97203

Hosted by Zornado Designs, ASIFA Portland and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH.

BYOA (Bring your own art, animation and drinks — alcohol not provided). Ice Cream Provided — bring toppings.


About Zornado Design— Marilyn Zornado is a Calligrapher, book artist, animator and educator living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, sound engineer Alan Garren, and Schipperke Ping. Website
About ASIFA Portland — ASIFA Portland exists to boost the art of animation and the community that practices it, promoting a free exchange of ideas both locally and internationally. Website
About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH— Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH exists to serve the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics community; to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology in graphics; to enhance communication between colleagues that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics. Website
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June 3, 2016 Event

by on May.24, 2016, under Events

Luminary Kathy Zielinski

shares her work as an animator

Enjoy an evening with animation star Kathy Zielinski.  She animated classic villains and heroes for over three decades at Disney, Dreamworks, and other major studios, working on dozens of feature films from the Little Mermaid to the Book of Life. She is currently exploring animation in live action feature and television projects.

Ms. Zelinski will present her journey in the art and business of animation, discuss working as a woman in a largely male art field, her transition from drawn-2D to 3D animation, and offer artistic and technical advice through her personal stories and visual history. She will show her stills and stunning classic animation.

Kathy is listed at the 50 Most Influential Disney Animators and one of the first women to have earned a credit of supervising animator on a Disney film. She is known for her work on Frozen (2013), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and Kung Fu Panda (2008).

Don’t miss this rare and enlightening event at 5th Avenue Cinema:

  • June 3rd at 7pm
  • tickets are $8 for general public, $3 for current members of ASIFA and SIGGRAPH, at the door.
  • 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall St., Portland, OR 97201

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Transportation

Street parking is available. Multiple MAX light rail and bus lines run near the venue, so look for transportation going to the PSU campus.

 

 

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May 9, 2016 Event

by on Apr.25, 2016, under Events

Computer Animation Festival Showcase at NWAF

This year we are excited to kick off the NW Animation Festival at the Hollywood Theater, with a showcase of the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. The NW Animation Festival is one of North America’s largest Animation Festivals, right here in Portland.

Tickets and week-long passes will be available soon. Sign-up for for breaking festival news at the nwanimationfest.com website. In the meantime, take a look at this year’s lineup of shows and begin planning your personal animation bonanza.

NWAF lineup

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April 20, 2016 Event

by on Apr.10, 2016, under Events

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Dance Art

Shake your bootie at the launch of Design Lab, a Design Week open house. Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, ASIFA Portland and Bent join forces to bring you an interactive dance party and tunes with DJ secret surprise and LightTroupe.

  • April 20, Interactive Dance Party 7 to 10­­­ pm
  • Tunes with DJ Secret Surprise & Light Troupe
  • Meet the Artists and Popup Art Gallery 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Wacom Tablet GIVE-AWAY around 7 — must be present
  • At Bent Offices, 2729 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97202
  • Polite Sippers and Smart Noshes, hosted 4 to 7 pm
  • Free admission with ticket: http://tinyurl.com/gmez9c2
  • Volunteer Opportunity SIGN-UP.

Volunteers Needed

We also need able bodies to help set up and tear down the dance space. If you can help in any way (driving, moving, running errands) please sign up here. Get involved in your community and give back with a good deed. You never know what it could lead to.

Transportation — 

Parking is available on the street and Trimet bus #4 Division/Fesseden bus [to Gresham] goes right by Bent. There will be a big tent in the parking lot outside Bent, so come on in.


About Design Lab— BENT’s newly launched Design Lab is pushing the envelope in VFX and ID work with an emphasis on high end composition and a globe-trotting roster of artists and creative directors. https://2016.designweekportland.com/openhouses/bent-design-lab.
About ASIFA — ASIFA Portland exists to boost the art of animation and the community that practices it, promoting a free exchange of ideas both locally and internationally. See http://www.asifaportland.org
About SIGGRAPH— Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH exists to serve the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics community. Through meetings, screenings workshops, conferences, networking and other activities, the chapter works to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics, enhancing communication between colleagues that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics. See  Facebook | email
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February 19, 2016 Event

by on Feb.02, 2016, under Events

ASIFA Portland and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH present 2011n Oscar Nominated Short Films at the Hollywood Theater
Oscar Nominated Films

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Jan 29-31, 2016 Event

by on Jan.15, 2016, under Events

Global Game Jam 

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Global Game Jam gives us an opportunity to develop a game amongst friends and new acquaintances in 48 hours with the Portland Indie Game Squad community! GGJ is the world’s largest game jam (game creation) event, taking place around the world at physical locations.

We begin on Friday evening, January 29, 2016, at the Art Institute of Portland with a keynote, icebreakers, idea generating activities, and team selection. After jammers are satisfied with their ideas and teams, we work on their games until Sunday afternoon, when we can share our games with each other in a showcase event! To support a fun, inspiring environment, jammers are welcome to stay on site at the Art Institute for the entire weekend:

  • Our space is open to — and provides great opportunity for– all those who wish to participate, including total beginners, industry veterans, and anything in between.
  • This event will operate in an inclusive, discrimination-free environment with no tolerance for abuse or harassment.
  • Jammers are encouraged to not form teams beforehand to inspire new relationships via the icebreakers at the beginning of the 48 hour period, though I am aware that some people are predisposed to working with each other or alone and will do so regardless, and that’s okay!
  • Sleeping space and some equipment will be provided, though jammers are responsible for their own overall health, wellness, and other needs (which will be supported via suggested breaks, mealtimes, etc.).
  • Jammers are welcome to jam remotely, but we ask that you join us on Friday until late and for the last few hours on Sunday.
  • Updates regarding on-location snacks and other logistics will be added to this and other event listings soon.
  • This event is free, and registration is open to the public.
  • We will be hosting a playtest & pitch night soon after the jam for those who want to showcase their projects, and the last 2 hours of our jam will be used as a showcase.
  • Jammers are welcome to use Global Game Jam as practice for the Cartoon Network Game Jam.

Jammers are considered officially registered when they have a ticket via our Eventbrite site. Global Game Jam website registration will occur the weekend of the jam. We have room for 90 jammers. If more than 90 people come to the event and plan to participate for the entire weekend, Eventbrite site registrants will be accepted first, then pigsquad.com registrants, then PIGSquad Facebook group registrants, then first-come-first-served. Those who plan to jam remotely or only spend a small portion of their weekend on site at the jam are not required to claim an Eventbrite ticket. Observers are welcome, but should not sign up for a ticket (RSVPing on pigsquad.com or the FB are fine). This event is free and limited to those 18 years and older.

If you have any additional questions, comments, or suggestions, please visit the Global Game Jam website. If your question is not answered, you are welcome to e-mail Will at pigsquad at gmail dot com or message an admin on the Portland Indie Game Squad Facebook group! Sponsorship opportunities are available.

To hold your place at the jam, sign up for a ticket via this Eventbrite listing!

About PIGsquad

We are 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.

About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

We exist to serve the needs of the computer graphics community. Through meetings, screenings, workshops, conferences, networking and other activities, the chapter works to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the artistic, educational and scientific aspects and applications of technology to graphics, enhancing communication between colleagues that have and interest in any aspect of computer graphics. See:

  • Website http://wp.siggraph.org/cascade
  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Cascade-ACM-SIGGRAPH-380836065391787/
  • Twitter cascadesiggraph
  • Email cascadesiggraph@gmail.com.

 

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Jan 24, 2016 Event

by on Jan.08, 2016, under Events

ARCS, ASIFA Portland, and Cascade SIGGRAPH present

HOMEBREW: A PDX Animation Showcase

A FERTILE GROUND MEDIA ARTS EVENT

The inaugural HOMEBREW: A PDX Animation Showcase is an event long in the making. Celebrating recent works from the gamut of local animators, you’ll find the screening collection fun, refreshing and very Portland. Organized and moderated by Sophya Vidal, a long-standing member of the animation and theatre community, creative and thoughtful storytelling are at the core of the program. The screening will be followed by a panel with several of the creators; bring your best questions and get to know your Portland Animation Ambassadors. This event is brought to you by The Animation resource Community Service (ARCS), Portland ASIFA, and Cascade SIGGRAPH. (3 hours).

Line-up includes works by Temris Ridge, Curtis Randolph, Mike A. Smith, Kurtis Hough, Paul DeSilva, Laura Heit, Lori Damiano, John Summerson, Joanna Priestley, Tina T. Hsu, Ben Luce, Marylin Zornado, Kyle Stephens, Lars C Larsen, and Beryl Allee. Animation styles consist of Hand drawn 2D, 3D, Cut-out animation, Stop-motion puppet animation, and Motion graphic work. Program is rated PG.

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Cooped by Mike Smith

Event Details:

  • Festival Date: Sunday, Jan 24 @ 3pm
  • Venue: 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. Portland, OR 97201
  • Tickets: General is $10; ASIFA/SIGGRAPH Members get in for $5.
  • Purchase tickets: https://www.boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/event?id=308003 or at the Door.

About ARCS

ARCS stands for Animation Community Resource Service and is a growing online resource community for animations and story-makers in Portland, OR. The goal is to bring more awareness (and creation) of creative events, resources, and networking activities with locals in mind. See:

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266429166874400/

About ASIFA Portland

ASIFA Portland is the local chapter of the International Animated Film Society: Association International du Film d’Animation. Our group exists to boost the art of animation and the community that practices it, promoting free exchange of ideas. See:

  • Website http://www.asifaportland.org
  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/asifa.portland/
  • Twitter asifaportland.

About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

We exist to serve the needs of the computer graphics community. Through meetings, screenings, workshops, conferences, networking and other activities, the chapter works to promote an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the artistic, educational and scientific aspects and applications of technology to graphics, enhancing communication between colleagues that have and interest in any aspect of computer graphics. See:

  • Website http://wp.siggraph.org/cascade
  • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Cascade-ACM-SIGGRAPH-380836065391787/
  • Twitter cascadesiggraph
  • Email cascadesiggraph@gmail.com.
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Jan. 14, 2016 Event

by on Jan.04, 2016, under Events

Studio Ghibli Retrospective

ghibli retrospectiveCome to a screening and enter the rich, colorful worlds of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata at the OMSI Empirical Theater for a week-long Studio Ghibli Retrospective, presented by ASIFA and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH. From January 12-18 experience 11 fan and critic favorites in dubbed and subtitled versions, as well as the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, screened . Mention your membership in either ASIFA or Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and receive a $1 discount on admission! (Available for box office or phone orders only)

Madison Russell, Vice Chair, SIGGRAPH gives a keynote presentation on Thursday night, Jan 14, 2016, 6:30 pm, at the Empirical Theater at OMSI, on the Studio Ghibli and other Directors. At 7:00 pm enjoy the Kingdom of Dreams and Madness documentary, along with insight and photographs of her visit to the museum in Mitaka, Japan.

The entire screening line-up includes:
• Grave of the Fireflies
• The Tale of Princess Kaguya
• Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
• Spirited Away
• The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
• Castle in the Sky
• Kiki’s Delivery Service
• Porco Rosso
• Princess Mononoke
• My Neighbor Totoro
• The Secret World of Arrietty
• Howl’s Moving Castle.

Location and Transportation

The Empirical Theater, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland Oregon 97214: parking is available in the OMSI parking lot. Bussing and carpooling is encouraged. Use the Portland Streetcar B Loop and Bus Routes 9 and 15 nearby.

About Ghibli

Established in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takhata, and Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli is frequently referred to as the “Disney of Japan.” Producing memorable, quirky films of the highest imaginative caliber, four films have been nominated for Academy Awards. Spirited Away is the only anime, non-English speaking, and traditionally animated Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature.

 

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