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  • admin wrote a new blog post: Persistence of Vision   4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail On Wednesday December 18th at 7:30pm, the new documentary Persistence of Vision screens at the Hollywood Theatre. Advance tickets are here. Striving to make the best animated film of all time, visionary animator Richard Williams (Oscar-winning animation director of Who Framed Roger Rabbit ) toiled for more than three decades on his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler – only [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Animated Arts PDX: Gallery Show and Drink & Draw   6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailCome join us for a celebration of art, animation and drawing! Animated Arts PDX is a one-night-only exhibition of creations by local animators and illustrators — PLUS a fantastic revue of live performrs gathered together for a unique “drinking and drawing” party upstairs. There will be hoopers, a juggler, a contortionist and Aikido demonstrations! (Don’t forget [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: 2013 Animation Show of Shows!   6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIt’s that time of year again! Ron Diamond is bringing a cream-of-the-crop batch of new animated shorts to Cinema 21 . The show takes place at 10:30am this Sunday, November 3…. Don’t forget about Daylight Savings Time! FREE! Come for the animation, migrate to McMenamins afterwards for a nosh. For more info on what you’ll see, click the [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Best of the 2013 NW Animation Fest   7 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail BEST OF THE NW ANIMATION FESTIVAL 12 audience favorites, one night only Date: Saturday Sept 7 @ 7pm Length: 98min Venue: Hollywood Theatre Address: 4122 NW Sandy Blvd, Portland OR 97212 Tickets: $10 general admission CLICK HERE to buy tickets NW Animation Fest presents twelve of this year’s best animated shorts from around the world! Here’s some of what you’ll see… An eccentric thief eats the paintings [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Handmade Monsters: The Masters of Practical Effects   9 months, 4 weeks ago · View

    ThumbnailThis month the Hollywood Theatre is presenting a series of four films that revolutionized special effects before the advent of computer animation… Handmade Monsters: The Masters of Practical Effects . Stop-motion animation fans should be particularly excited by this ultra-rare chance to see the original King Kong on 35mm! …As well as Ray Harryhausen’s classic Cyclops vs. Dragon showdown [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The Mel Blanc Project   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailMay through August sees Portland giving native son Mel Blanc a long-overdue retrospective. Put together by the Oregon Cartoon Institute and the Oregon Jewish Museum, the Mel Blanc Project is a series of screenings and lectures celebrating the most famous voice talent in animation history. Check the website to get a sense of what’s going on. Screenings and [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: New ASIFA Portland President   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    After a two-year run as chapter president, it’s my (Mike’s) pleasure to step down so that  new president Rebekah Villon can step up! Rebekah’s been active in the scene for years, as a producer, as the ASIFA Portland VP, and as the chief organizer of both the BeTween unconferences and the annual Drinking & Drawing events, [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: BeTween Wrap-Up   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Thanks to all who came out to BeTween 2011, and thanks especially to Ingrid, Jeff, and Kohel for their expertise in RACC grants, taxes, and copyright law respectively. Huge thanks also to Webtrends, for the fantastic space, Oblique Coffee Roasters, and AiPD. We’re seeking feedback, so if you have thoughts about what worked, what didn’t [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Second Saturday Zoo Sketch – May 14   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailOn Saturday, May 14th, we’ll be heading uphill to draw the residents at the  Oregon Zoo ! Bring your own drawing supplies and gather up at 10:45am outside the main gates– off to the right, under the overhang. We’ll get everyone checked off and paid up ($5.00 a head) before purchasing the tickets in a single bunch at 11am. [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: New Work from Laura di Trapani   2 years, 11 months ago · View


    Coming up on Sunday, May 22nd, Portland animator Laura di Trapani presents her latest work-in-progress, Exquisite Corpse, at the Curious Comedy theater. Click the flyer for details!

  • admin wrote a new blog post: BeTween on Saturday!   2 years, 11 months ago · View


    The second annual unconference for Portland’s freelance animators is nearly upon us. Thanks to our friends at Webtrends, we have a big, chic venue overlooking the heart of downtown Portland – seriously, it’s worth coming for the view and coffee. BeTween is a participant-driven conference about the practicalities [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Spring Events   3 years ago · View

    ThumbnailThanks to all who made it out to the Show & Tell this weekend, and to Dan Ackerman for hosting at Stage 13 . Dan has other events slated for the space that might grab you, including Star Wars animator Peter Kuran with his book “How to Photograph an Atomic Bomb.” BeTween 2011 is coming up fast… Register, ruminate, and set [...]

  • admin posted an update in the group Job Board:   3 years ago · View

    The makers of the documentary Heist are looking for someone to do some animated sequences.
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    ”The collapse of America’s economy is the result of conscious choices made over thirty five years by a small number of other Americans: mostly leaders of corporations and their allies—the ones who “make things happen”—people like Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, Hank Paulson, Phil Gramm, Larry Summers…”

  • admin created the group Job Board   3 years ago · View

  • admin wrote a new blog post: ASIFA Show & Tell   3 years ago · View

    Thumbnail By popular demand, we’re finally doing another one of these! On Saturday, April 16th from 2pm to 4pm at Studio 13 (13 NW 13th Ave, Portland), it’s time to show your fellow animators what you’ve been working on. Bring your movies, boards, character designs, puppets, rigs, animatics, pencil roughs, concept art, or whatever else you’d like to share–or just come to check things [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Second Saturday Sketching   3 years ago · View

    ThumbnailContinuing our mission to meet up for sketch outings on the second Saturday of the month, we’ll be assembling on April 9th at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 11am. Bring your own drawing supplies, dress for the outdoors, and either pack a lunch or pack a few dollars for the food carts. If the weather is exceptionally crummy, [...]

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    Turns out you can upload images to your gallery via the ”What’s New” update box. Who knew? It’s the square icon beneath the ”Post In” drop-down.

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  • admin wrote a new blog post: ASIFA 50th Anniversary Screening   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    ThumbnailOn Saturday, March 19 from 6-10pm, come on out to The Canvas Art Bar and Bistro to catch up with other ASIFA members, have some food and drinks, and watch some animation. We’ll start by screening shorts curated by ASIFA International in commemoration of the organization’s 50th anniversary. The program includes films by Bob Godfrey, Moustapha Alassane, [...]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Simpsons Spoofs Shorts   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    Last night’s Simpsons episode, “Angry Dad: The Movie,” features fond spoofs of the current animation scene, including jabs at Pixar, Sylvain Chomet, and Aardman. Portland stop-motion maven Teresa Drilling worked on the Aardman parody with Musa Brooker for the Chiodo Bros. Teresa writes: Musa did the “Crumble” shots, while I did most of the “Willis & Miss [...]

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