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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.


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


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

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December 2010 Event

by on Dec.05, 2010, under 2009 – 2010 Season, Archives

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH presents…

Holiday Social | Networking Night

Join us for a fun event, meet others in your field and enjoy a Portland holiday tradition ― watch the Christmas Ship Parade reflect on the Willamette River ― a beautiful sight!

Tuesday December 14, 2010, 5:30 to 7:30 pm,

McCormick and Schmickʼs Harborside, by the Marina, on the corner by the roundabout, above the ramp down to the ships

An image of images depicting the Portland Christmas Ship Parade

Christmas Ship Parade: OMSI to Fremont Bridge

  • At 7:00PM, the Willamette Fleet assembles in front of Riverplace Marina. The parade will begin across the river in front of OMSI and travel downriver to the area of the Fremont Bridge. The fleet will then go under the bridge and turn around, to return to Riverplace Marina. The fleet will be out for about two hours.
  • Weather and/or water conditions are the only element that will cancel the ships performance. That determination is made by the Christmas Parade leaders for the evening, one hour before the ships are scheduled to begin performing and will be posted on the christmas ships website immediately.

Logistics and Links

  • McCormick and Schmick’s Harborside Pilsner Room, Riverplace Esplanade, 0309 SW Montgomery, Portland, OR 97201; 503.220.1855 or 888.226.6212 toll free;
  • Parking Details― there are several private parking lots on Montgomery as well as one on River. There is also some limited on street parking
  • Public Transit― the Portland Street Car (Trimet) stops on block away
  • Entertainment― enjoy an early happy hour in a non-smoking bar; view sports and of course the Christmas Ships
  • Dinner Reservations in the restaurant (separate) are available at 7:30:00 PM&bTag=1&gTag=1

Registration and Amenities

This event is free, casual and in a festive spirit, with a no-host bar. Look for the table in the Pilsner Room, near the windows, with the Cascade SIGGRAPH sign on it. Dress warmly so that when the ships assemble at the marina, we can walk down by the river and enjoy the view. For more information about the establishment, visit


This event its open to all ― anyone interested in professional development with the Cascade ACM Chapter and general networking within the computer graphics community. Other events (talks) are free to Cascade Chapter members with nonmembers paying a $5.00 admission fee at the door. Annual local membership can be purchased at any event for $25.00 a year for professionals and $18.00 for students. We accept cash or checks but currently not credit cards at the door. Online payments through will be one of the new benefits coming in 2011.

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3DV Sponsors Autodesk 3D Road Show

by on Jan.20, 2009, under Miscellaneous

Thursday, January 29th
Registration, Greet, Meet & Eat: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Presentation: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH in association with 3DV invite you to join us.
Come on out and see the new 2009 Line-Up of Autodesk’s software:
3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox and Toxik

Autodesk’s 3D Tour will include product demonstrations highlighting the latest tools, tips and techniques used when visualizing projects ranging from games to commercial design.

World Forestry Center – Cheatham Hall
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland, Oregon 97221
Location info

This event is FREE and all are welcome

So that we may plan for food and refreshments
Please pre-register with 3DV

Annual Cascade SIGGRAPH chapter membership may be purchased at the event:
$25 professionals / $18 students

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Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH & ASIFA Present Exploring “The Animator’s Survival Kit” with Richard Williams

by on Oct.20, 2008, under Miscellaneous

Sponsored by LAIKA
Thursday,October 30, 2008
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
Registration 6:00 pm
Presentation 6:30pm to 8:00pm
About the Speaker
Richard Williams is a three-time Academy Award winner. He has received Oscars for Special Achievement and Visual Effects as the director of animation on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988), and for his short film “A Christmas Carol” (1971).
Born in Toronto, Richard Williams became one of the finest animation filmmakers of the late twentieth century and has been a mentor to countless others.
Williams began his animation work in the states at United Productions of America in the 1950s, and became friends with Chuck Jones. He emigrated to Spain and then to England in 1955. In 1958 Williams won The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, (BAFTA) award for his work on “The Little Island.” Williams went on to direct the Academy Award-winning “A Christmas Carol” (1971). During the 1970s, his London-based studio created scores of stunningly crafted, award-winning commercials, titles, short films, and television specials. Not content with these successes, Williams then went on to hire veteran animators from the Disney studio’s “Golden Age” and from Warner Bros. Cartoons, most notably Grim Natwick (Snow White), Art Babbitt (Fantasia), and Ken Harris (Bugs Bunny). He also learned from his friends Milt Kahl (Pinocchio, The Jungle Book), and Frank Thomas (Bambi, Cinderella).
A distillation of his acquired knowledge went into the animation he directed for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and, most recently, into an unparalleled and indispensable series of instructional DVD Master Classes based on his bestselling book “The Animator’s Survival Kit,“ published in 2000 by Farber & Farber. There are over 350 specially animated examples intercut with his 4-day Master Class filmed at Blue Sky Studios in New York.
For further information please see:
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building,
Room 104
705 North Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97212


Limited Street Parking is available, Carpooling Recommended
This event is FREE to Cascade SIGGRAPH & ASIFA Chapter members;
$5.00 public;
Light refreshments will be served
Please RSVP to cascadesiggraph ( at ) gmail (dot) com
by November 10th
so that we can plan for attendance.
Annual Cascade SIGGRAPH chapter membership may be purchased at the door:
$25 professionals, $18 for students.
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Drinking and Drawing

by on Jan.16, 2008, under Miscellaneous

Please join us for an exciting evening of Drinking and Drawing.
Do you like to drink? Ever want to make an animated movie?
We need your talents to create a collaborative movie.
A set of six animators will animate 8 frames in 10 minutes , leaving their last frame on their light box. Starting with the previous artist’s last frame, the next set of people will animate another 8 frames. Scan the artwork and repeat. Each animator only sees the frames they are drawing until the end of the night. At the end of the evening, we will screen six different collaborative animated movies.
NOTE: The venue is 21 and over and non-smoking.
Food and alcohol will be available to purchase.
Someday Lounge
125 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Corner of 5th and Couch
Location info
Please RSVP to cascadesiggraph ( at ) gmail (dot) com
by January 22nd at Noon
so that we can plan for attendance.
Volunteers are needed.
If you can help, please contact the volunteer coordinator Michael Smith [volunteer (at) cascadesiggraph(dot) org] by
Tuesday, January 22nd, or include it in your RSVP.
Parking info to come.
Cost: Free to Cascade SIGGRAPH Chapter members; $5.00 public;
Light appetizers will be available to attendees.
NOTE: This event is restricted to 21 and over only.

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Aberle Films presents Mix it Up!

by on Feb.27, 2007, under Miscellaneous

Stop-motion and computer animation combine in unique ways

Join us and hear Doug Aberle from Aberle Films give a unique perspective and showcase a mixture of stop-motion and computer animation.
Doug has a wide variety of experiences which combine and mingle in strange ways — like his work — of which we’ll see samples.

What A SIGGRAPH meeting and talk about an a mixed-medium approach to animation

Where Close to downtown, at the PCC Cascade Campus Auditorium,
Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building,
705 N. Killingsworth (and Albina),
Portland, OR  97217;

Free parking pass available if you email your request by noon on February 27 — see below.
Link to map:

When Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2006 at 6:30 PM

Why Learn about mixing computer-generated and stop-motion animation and network with those in your field.

Who Doug Aberle

RSVP Please RSVP to as soon as you know you are coming so
that we can plan for attendance.

Cost Free to Cascade SIGGRAPH Chapter members; $5.00 public

About Doug Aberle

Doug Aberle has been a filmmaker since he was a teenager.  He has been involved with numerous award
winning productions in his capacity as Director and Master Animator during his 18 year stay at Will Vinton Studios
in Portland, Oregon, from 1983 to 2001.  Some of those projects include the animation special effects for
Disney’s Return To Oz (which received an Oscar nomination for Special Effects); A Claymation Christmas Special,
which aired on CBS television and won an Emmy for best special of 1987; sequences for Disney’s 3D theme park
epic Captain EO; and numerous commercials.  In addition, Doug wrote and animated sequences for The Festival
of Claymation (a feature length theatrical film comprised of many of Will Vinton Studio’s short films); was the Animation
Director for Michael Jackson’s music video Speed Demon, and was the sole animator on Cool Tools, the studio’s first
computer animation project, which was done for Sesame Street through the Children’s Television Workshop. He has
also directed multiple episodes of GARY & MIKE, a 13 episode stop-motion TV show broadcast on UPN in 2001.

His projects under Aberle Films include the Internationally award winning films WIRE WE HERE (1994), FLUFFY (1995),
More FLUFFY and WIRE WE HERE films are in the works, plus an experimental film dealing with death, karma, and

2003 saw the completion of animation on EARTH STORIES: PALEONTOLOGY, a ½ hour children’s educational film
on Paleontology starring Chip the Rock Hammer. Doug is also preparing an animated educational series of films
called SPACE! that will be told from the point-of-view of a young boy in his own spaceship and will begin with a tour
of the planets. Doug has also directed 3 feature-length animated films; the first, SHIPWRECKED, will be released
in 2007. Doug’s current projects include development for his ½ hour TV series RAVELED. Several sample episodes
have been produced using high-end digital effects with sock puppets.

Doug lives with his wife, three children and five dogs in their home in Battle Ground, Washington. He volunteers his
time with the Battle Ground Rose Float Association; His float design for 2006 won top honors in the Portland Oregon
Grand Floral Parade, the second largest all-floral parade in the country.

The Aberle Films website can be found at  And the Raveled website can be
found at

Location and Registration

The night will start with a registration and appetizers for attendees in the lobby of the PCC Cascade Moriarty Arts
Building ( at 6 p.m., announcements and the presentation by Aberle
Films at 6:30, followed by a questions and answer period.

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to for planning purposes. Volunteers are needed.
If you can help, please call Demetra Gilmore Arnett by noon on Tuesday February 27 at 503.367.1522 or include it in your RSVP.

Parking and Directions
The campus is close-in to downtown Portland and there is ample parking across the street in the PCC parking
lot for a small fee. For directions, visit .

This and other Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH meetings are free to Cascade Chapter members.
Nonmembers will need to pay a $5.00 admission fee at the door. Annual local membership can be purchased
at the door for $25.00 ($18.00 for students). Light appetizers will be available to attendees. For more information
on Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and membership registration, visit the Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH website

About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

The Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter exists to serve the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer
graphics industry and students. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, and other activities, the Cascade ACM
SIGGRAPH 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.

Press contact

Kerry Tescher, Liaison Inc., (503) 796-9822,

Reader contact

Demetra Gilmore Arnett, Vice Chair

(503) 367-1522,

Cascade SIGGRAPH general information


PO Box 10583
Portland , OR 97296 -10583

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