Animation to Games: How we did it and how you can, too!

Are you an animator with an interest in learning how to make indie video games?

Join ASIFA Portland, Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, and the Portland Indie Game Squad in an evening of learning how community members have transitioned their passions and careers in animation to working on videogames! Hear experiences, see tools, and ask questions of local professionals, hobbyists, and students to give you a variety of ways in which you can approach collaborations and careers in interactive mediums.

After presentations, we’ll be using the theater’s screen to play games that revisit some of the different techniques and styles that we’ve recently witnessed from presenters. This event will also be jointly advertised between the ASIFA, SIGGRAPH, and PIGSquad communities, so attendees are encouraged to interact with presenters and network at this time. Let’s talk about making some games together!

SATURDAY MARCH 28
7:00pm @ 5th Ave Cinema
510 SW Hall St.
Portland, OR 97201

TICKETS
$5 General Admission
FREE for ASIFA & SIGGRAPH members
FREE for LAIKA employees & PNCA animation majors (show badge or school ID)
Advance tickets available here, or pay cash at the door.

PARKING
PSU Parking Structure 1 is recommended
1872 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201
enter on either Broadway or Sixth Avenue
FREE after 5pm on Saturdays

O!PLA ACROSS THE BORDERS 2014

Polish Animation! A Kafka-esque city where beetle people struggle to coexist with normals. A famous surrealist painting brought to life with stunning, stylized CG animation. A Polish-flavored version of The Matrix, where domestic routines are all part of the malevolent computer’s master plan… This special screening of “O!PLA Across The Borders” includes winners from this year’s O!PLA Festival of Polish Animation. An exceptional sampling of contemporary films from the land of fields, this new collection includes independent work, student films, music videos, and animated epigrams. Presented by ASIFA Portland and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28
7:00pm @ 5th Ave Cinema
510 SW Hall St.
Portland, OR 97201

TICKETS
$5 General Admission
FREE for ASIFA & SIGGRAPH members
FREE for LAIKA employees & PNCA animation majors (show badge or school ID)

PARKING
PSU Parking Structure 1 is recommended
1872 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201
enter on either Broadway or Sixth Avenue
FREE after 5pm on Saturdays

AGE APPROPRIATENESS
Not recommended for children: some sexuality and intense images. Email ni.dafish[AT]gmail.com for additional info.

Animation Meet & Greet – Spring 2015

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.

ANIMATION MEET & GREET
Saturday February 7
4:00-10:00pm, minors allowed until 9pm
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall
1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209
FREE

Co-hosted by ASIFA Portland and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

ANIMAZIONI! – Animated Shorts from Italy

Saturday January 31
7:00pm @ 5th Ave Cinema
510 SW Hall St.
Portland, OR 97201

ANIMAZIONI! reveals Italy’s contemporary animation scene through 17 short films. The devil, a beautiful woman, the staring eyes of a disembodied head… There is often a dream-like quality in these films, fleeting glimpses of mysterious spaces inhabited by nameless beings suspended in time. A painterly tradition shines through — but also a powerful impulse to break the chains of convention. Perhaps you’ve seen one of BLU’s colossal graffiti animations, where mutating giants scramble across the sides of actual buildings? (If not, you must!) You’ll see this along with a host of artists that won’t be experienced anywhere else. Giovanni Munari, an Italian animator traveling abroad, brought these films along with him in his suitcase, hoping to find an audience in the USA. Acting as Portland’s animation embassy, ASIFA is proud to help share this rare, international gift.

Presented by ASIFA Portland and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH.

Tickets: $5 General Admission
FREE for ASIFA & SIGGRAPH members
FREE for LAIKA employees & PNCA animation majors (show badge or school ID)

Moments of explicit sexuality, not recommended for children.

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Portland in Motion

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PORTLAND IN MOTION – INDEPENDENT ANIMATORS

Saturday, December 13th 2-4pm
Empirical Theater at OMSI
All ages
Cost: $5, free for ASIFA members!
ASIFA members and family and friends attending with them (who must still pay the $5 entry) get free access to the museum after the show from 4-5:30, or may receive a voucher for future museum entry! LAIKA employees flash your badge, PNCA animation majors show school ID to prove ASIFA membership. Renew your membership online if yours has expired.

Join OMSI in celebrating local independent artists and their recent works. Short, whimsical films and game projects will be shown, and the artists responsible will discuss their inspiration, process and joys in bringing these gems to life. Working cartoony and abstract, stop-motion, hand-drawn and digital, these independents give a great representation of what it’s like to work in a true animation town like Portland.

Moderator – Rob Bekuhrs, animation director at SuperGenius Studio
Temris Ridge – professional animator www.tempesttoons.com
Mike A. Smith – independent animator www.tenpoundtoons.com
Joanna Priestley – director, Priestley Motion Pictures
Naomi Fish – professional computer/stop-motion animator
Alex Yao – animation director and game developer

Event details and tickets purchased here

Song of the Sea, with Director Tomm Moore

FREE members-only event for ASIFA Portland!

SONG OF THE SEA, WITH DIRECTOR TOMM MOORE
Tuesday November 25
7:00pm @ Cinema 21
616 NW 21st Ave, Portland 97209
FREE for ASIFA members

Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother’s home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world.

Song of the Sea is the much anticipated new film from Tomm Moore, Academy Award nominated director of The Secret of Kells. See the film before it hits theaters, and meet Tomm in person on Tuesday November 25 at Cinema 21.

IMPORTANT DETAILS

1. You may join or renew your membership at the door ($20).

2. LAIKA employees flash your badge, PNCA animation majors show school ID.

3. Free for children age 12 and under if accompanied by an ASIFA member parent.

4. Seating is limited to 76 persons, first come first serve.

Animation Meet & Greet – Fall 2014

Join us at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub (in Southeast) 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.

ANIMATION MEET & GREET
Saturday November 15
5:00-8:00pm
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub
915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
FREE

Co-hosted by ASIFA Portland and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH

OMSI Animation Film Festival

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This coming weekend at OMSI, check out the OMSI Animation Film Festival! In conjunction with its Explore the Science of Animation exhibit, OMSI presents a program of animated shorts and features for both families and adult viewing.

 

Whole-festival or individual tickets available, $2.00 discounts for ASIFA Members!

 

See https://www.omsi.edu/film-festival  for details and schedule.