Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

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Jan 29-31 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 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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Dec. 8, 2015 Event

by on Dec.03, 2015, under Events

Holiday Social

Portland  Christmas Ship Parade

Join Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and Affiliates for networking and good cheer: meet at McCormick and Schmidt’s Harborside Bar at the Waterfront Marina, 6:00 pm for a no host bar, drinks and food. Look for the SIGGRAPH table signs. Then watch the Christmas Ships Parade from the marina at 7:00  pm.

Source: http://www.christmasships.org/schedule/willamette-river.
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Dec. 3, 2015 Event

by on Nov.30, 2015, under Events

Kahlil Gibran’s the Prophet

with Joan Gratz

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Highly recommended: Thursday December 3, 7:00pm @ Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave, Portland 97209, FREE for ASIFA members.

Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa’s words will incite rebellion.

The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written. In this breathtaking feature film, eight of Gibran’s poems are interpreted by contemporary master animators — including Tomm Moore, Song of the Sea, Bill Plympton, Your Face, Nina Paley, Sita Sings the Blues, and Portland’s own Joan Gratz, Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase.

Oscar-winner Joan Gratz will be present to talk about this unique film collaboration, her segment in it On Work, and her pioneering development of “clay painting.”

Only ASIFA members may attend, but anyone may join! Pre-existing members simply check in at our lobby table. Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH members enjoy a $5 discount on their membership at the door. LAIKA employees & PNCA animation students show institutional ID. Free for children age 12 and under if accompanied by an ASIFA member parent. Seating is limited to 76 persons; first come, first served. Doors open at 6pm.

General membership $20, students and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH members $15 — it’s worth the price for this event alone! Join or renew here: www.asifaportland.org/join-asifa-portland.

Watch the teaser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwQbMxDcRGE 

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Nov. 19, 2015 Event

by on Nov.01, 2015, under Events

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH presents…

2015 Computer Animation Festival

Come out and see an exploration of computer-generated animation and visual effects, being shown in Portland at The PCC Cascade Auditorium and be inspired by digital artists while enjoying outstanding achievements in animated feature and short films, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, game excerpts, and much more!

This year, SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival celebrates its 42st year and is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Since 1999, several works originally presented in the Computer Animation Festival have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Academy Award.

You can support and be involved with the local CG community by being a (yearly) member or by attending one event at a time. Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH is offering discounts for sister organizations, affiliates and students — tickets are available online or at the door.

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Screening Information

  • Thursday, November 19,2015, 6:30 pm;
  • Registration starts at 6:00 pm;
  • PCC Cascade, Moriarty Arts Building Auditorium room 101, 705 N. Killingsworth Street (and Albina), Portland OR, 97217 (see map),
  • Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH-mdAdT1BI

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Admission

  • Members — FREE (always)
  • Students or Affiliates (ASIFA, pigsquad, CHIFOO — $4.00 at the door (cash or check), with student ID or code
  • General Admission — $9.00 at the door (cash or check)
  • Online Tickets http://cascadesiggraphnov2015.eventbrite.com

Maps and Parking

Google Maps Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Auditorium

Local Map

Cascade PCC Campus Map, Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Auditorium

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Nov 12, 2015 Event

by on Nov.01, 2015, under 2014 - 2015 Season, Events

3DV & Autodesk present

Autodesk Hits Portland 2015 (FREE)

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at OMSI in the Empirical Theater with lots of Free parking

Schedule

  • 5:00 – 6:30  Free Beer/Wine, Food & Networking
  • 6:00 – 6:30  Theater opens with customer demo reels
  • 6:30 – 9:00  Show
  • 9:00   Raffle – Wacom Intuos Pro

Guest Speakers from Laika

Brian Mclean Director of Rapid Prototype and  Ty Johnson Rapid Prototyping present 3D Printing for Film Making

Autodesk Application Engineers

Steven Roselle  and Jose Manuel Elizardo will be showing Maya, 3ds Max, Stingray, Shotgun and more.

Wacom Cintiq 27HD hands on display at event

This event sells out every year, so don’t wait to register.

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Oct. 17, 2015 Event

by on Oct.09, 2015, under Events

Animators’ and CG Artist’s Social

6:00-9:00pm @ Salmon St. Studios, 109 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR 97214

Co-hosted by ASIFA Portland & Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

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Gather at Salmon Street Studios, a funky old warehouse that’s been converted into workspace for artists. The rooftop view is fantastic, so be sure to come early — sunset’s at 6:21pm. There’ll be potluck fare; consider bringing a snack/drink to share.

Screenings are planned for 7pm & 8pm. Five up-and-coming animators from the Pacific NW College of Art will share new and recent work. Screening 1 spotlights John Summerson, whose projects have been winning major awards across the country. Be sure to catch his just-finished film Deers, which explores two friends’ attitudes about animals and mortality with surprising gentleness and profound humanity. Screening 2 presents recent films from Beryl Allee, Matt Dan, Jack Graydon, and Eric Hoofnagle — including FiltersPinko CowboyoPlump Town, and highlights from The Hoofnagle Tapes.

ADMISSION

  • FREE
  • Potluck appetizers — bring your favorite.

 

DIRECTIONS

The entrance to the studio is just east of the train tracks and below a modest “109 Salmon Studios” sign. There is usually street parking available in the evening all around the area, which is all two-hour parking and free after 7pm. The event will be held in the upstairs photo/video studio. Signs will be posted to help you easily find your way.

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August 2015 Event

by on Jun.11, 2015, under Events

SIGGRAPH 2015 International Conference

SIGGRAPH 2015

Join us in Los Angeles: the SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research.
In addition to SIGGRAPH’s leading-edge technical program, the conference’s installations provide close-up views of the latest in digital art, emerging technologies, and hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration.

The conference also hosts the international SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, showcasing works from the world’s most innovative and accomplished digital film and video creators. Juried and curated content includes outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts.

http://s2015.siggraph.org/attendees

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May 5, 2015 Event

by on Apr.25, 2015, under Events

Best of SIGGRAPH Computer Animation

Showcase at the Northwest Festival of Animation

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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 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.

Tuesday May 5, 2015

7:00pm @ Hollywood Theatre, Portland’s historic nonprofit theatre, at 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland OR, 97212. Trimet bus #12 goes directly down Sandy to the theatre and parking is available on the street and a small lot next to the theatre.

Tickets

Available online through NWAF or at the door. Since all SIGGRAPH events are free to chapter members, now is an opportune time to renew your membership. Show your receipt and have current membership by noon of the event, and we will reimburse your ticket cost at the SIGGRAPH table. NWAF

About NWAF

NW Animation Fest presents a full week of events at the Hollywood Theatre: feature films, international short film marathons, an Oregon Animation Industry Showcase, and special topic screenings. Features include Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea, which follows the magical journey of an Irish seal-girl and her brother—and Until Sbornia Do Us Part, a vivacious, tango-driven, comic-fantasy about a romantic musician and a volcanic island that’s floating away from the mainland. The industry showcase offers a glimpse into Oregon’s powerhouse commercial studios, with TV clips, commercials, special effects, and music videos (think Portlandia Grimm). Dig deeper into the world of indie animators with eight special topics: family friendly, strange/sexy, computer animation, abstract/psychedelic, films by women, Canadian Oscar winners, NW animators, and Oregon animation history. NW Animation Fest climaxes with a weekend-long marathon through the world’s best new short films, selected from 1400 international submissions. The festival includes after-parties, lobby installations, meeting the filmmakers, more. If you’re an animation-lover, this is the can’t-miss event for 2015. Hollywood Theatre May 4-10, tickets $8-15, festival passes $70. www.nwanimationfest.com.

About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter exists to serve the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics community. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, 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 people in Oregon and Southwest Washington that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics.

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