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Nov. 17, 2016

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Autodesk Hits Portland 2016

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Come and learn about VR Workflow, Reality Capture, Remake, Maya, 3ds Max, Bifrost, XGen, Arnold and Motion Graphics

Tickets available at Eventbrite — register now for this free event


About the Sponsors and Partners that make this event possible

Sponsors

Autodesk
3DV
Wacom
3DPDX
VFXPDX
AEPDX
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

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Dec 1, 2016 Event

by on Nov.04, 2016, under Events, Site Updates

The SIGGRAPH 2016 COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL Traveling Show

with Emily Hsu

SIGGRAPH 2016 Computer Animation Festival Traveling Show with Emily Hsu

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is the leading annual festival for the world’s most innovative, accomplished, and amazing digital film and video creators. An internationally recognized jury receives hundreds of submissions and presents the best work of the including outstanding achievements in animated feature and short films, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, game excerpts, and much more. Since 1999, several works originally presented have been nominated for or have received a Best Animated Short Academy Award.

Emily Hsu, Production Sessions Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017 will speak about the CAF 2016 Traveling Show, some of the shorts, and submitting work to the festival.

Logistics:

  • Date: Thursday, December
  • Time: registration starts at 6:00, speaker at 6:30, then the screening
  • Place: PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts Auditorium (MAHB room 104), 705 N Killingsworth St., Portland Oregon
  • Tickets: available at EventBrite or at the door
    • Free for current SIGGRAPH chapter members (join now) and PCC multimedia club members
    • $4.00 (Discounted for) ASIFA members, Laika staff, students and affiliates
    • $9.00 General Public
  • Transportation: parking available on the street and in lots: parking and mass transit recommended. See map.

Playlist: the Traveling Computer Animation Festival includes:

  • Accidents, Blunders, and Calamities — James Cunningham
  • Alike — Daniel Martinez Lara
  • Glass Half — Blender Foundation
  • Tea Time — Thomas Bourret, et al.
  • Tokyo Cosmo — Takahiro Miyauchi
  • Citipati — Andreas Feix
  • Solar Superstorms — NCSA
  • League of Legends Project Overdrive — Axis Animation
  • Mafia III — Blur Studio
  • Shell V-Power “Shapeshifter” — Framestore CFC
  • Behind the Magic: Warcraft — Industrial Light & Magic
  • Behind the Magic: Marvel’s Captain America Civil War — Industrial Light & Magic
  • Les Marmottes Mariachi — Le Groupe Mikros Image
  • None of That — Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Escargore — Media Design School
  • Crabe-Phare, Gaetan Borde, et al.
  • Borrowed Time — Quorum Films, LLC
  • Cosmos Laundromat — Blender Foundation

Running time: approximately 90 minutes

About the Speaker

Emily Hsu is the Production Sessions Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles (July 30 – August 3, 2017). She also happens to have a day job here in the Pacific Northwest as a Production Coordinator at LAIKA in Hillsboro, Oregon. Emily started out in the industry as a Recruiting Intern at PDI/DreamWorks, where she first learned about SIGGRAPH when half the company seemed to be out of the office during the week of the conference! The following year, she decided to join the fun and see what it was all about as a Student Volunteer for SIGGRAPH 2010 and quickly fell in love with the conference and all it had to offer, eventually volunteering more time as a Team Leader, a Subcommittee member, and now a Committee Chair. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she holds dual degrees in Business Admin and Film & Media Studies. Before becoming a proud member of the LAIKA team, she also had work experiences at companies including Pixar, Allied-THA, Sony DADC, and CBS Radio’s 99.7 NOW.

About the Local Chapter

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH serves the needs of local computer graphics industry professionals and students; to promote an increased knowledge of the educational, artistic, and scientific applications of modern technology for graphics; to enhance communication between persons in the field, that have an interest in aspects computer graphics. For more information on Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and membership, visit the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH:

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Nov. 5, 2016

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Freelancer’s Toolbox 2 | Project Management Discussion

Freelancer's Toolbox 2

That glimmer is there on the pages of your sketchbook. Maybe you even have some storyboards, or even an animatic! Okay, so how do you organize yourself and the production in order to create an animated short? Temris Ridge, an accomplished Portland-based freelance animator, will tell us how she answered that question during the production of her 2014 animated short “Zombie Fairy.”

We’ll follow up with a panel discussion and Q&A session amongst many successful freelance and indie animators living and working in the Portland area, including Temris, Mike A. Smith, and Alex Miller.

Date:  Saturday November 5th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Shut Up and Eat, 3848 SE Gladstone St., Portland, OR 97202

Tickets: Available on Eventbrite: $5 general admission, $3 students, free for Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and ASIFA Portland members

About Temris Ridge

Temris Ridge is a freelance 2D animator who has been working in the Portland area for 9 years. She has done work that has been featured on international television, a feature film, and has shown films in festivals around the US and in Europe.

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Sept. 23, 2016 Event

by on Sep.20, 2016, under Events

The Freelancer’s Toolbox 1: Art Business Basics

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This is the first of a three-part series designed to help digital artists, multimedia specialists and animators find the tools they need to be successful in business.

You’ve developed your skills. You’ve endured the all-nighters. You’ve honed your craft. You’e ready to go out there and build your career. Okay, now what?

Whether you’re a student, young professional, or an established freelancer, a common roadblock on the path to success is lack of business and financial resources for creative professionals. Knowledge is power, so empower yourself by learning business basics at the first of our Freelancer’s Toolbox Workshop Series. Facilitated by career creative freelancer turned financial advisor, Jonathan Bebe of AXA Advisors, educate yourself on how to build a financial foundation for your art business.

Date — Friday September 23rd, 7–9:00 pm

Location — Shut Up and Eat, 3848 SE Gladstone St., Portland, OR 97202

Tickets — Available on Eventbrite: $5 general admission, $3 students, free for Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH or ASIFA members


About Jonathan Bebe
Jonathan Bebe comes to AXA Advisors with more than 20 years of experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur as an on-screen talent and independent film producer. After a decade of traveling throughout Europe, South East Asia, and South America creating images and film, he returned to his home in Portland and earned his master’s in Counseling from Portland State, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Jonathan brings his entrepreneurial spirit into his financial practice, focusing on small business development and advocating for growth in the creative fields. He is involved in several non-profits including the National Brain Tumor Society, Basic Rights Oregon, Human Rights Campaign and several others.

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About SIGGRAPH
Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH exists to serve the needs of the Oregon andSouthwest 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.
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asifa   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.
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arcs_about   About ARCS
ARCS is a resource community for animations and storymakers in Portland, OR. The goal is to bring more awareness (and creation) of creative events, resources, and networking activities with locals in mind.
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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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