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Dec 1, 2016 Event

by on Nov.10, 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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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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February 7 Event

by on Feb.03, 2015, under Events, Site Updates

Animation Meet & Greet

Come out for networking and an all-around good time.

 Meet and Greet photo at Lucky Lab Hawthorne

At Lucky Lab NW This Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 4:00 pm

Join us at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall (in Northwest) 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. Minors are allowed until 9pm.

Transportation

There is parking on the street, and Tri-Met transit available. The address is:

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall,

1945 NW Quimby St., Portland, OR 97209

Quimby

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. Visit www.asifaportland.org.

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