Dirty Morning Cartoons

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016 in Uncategorized
Dirty Morning Cartoons

“Salt… I feel like you should eat less salt,” Leah said as she caressed my hand, underneath a towel in the heat of a Brooklyn summer night.  We were at Dirty Morning Cartoons presented by Cartuna on Friday Aug 5th, 2016, as part of the Brooklyn Fire Proof Summer Series.  I had just arrived in […]

Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in ASIFA Events
Kubo and the Two Strings with Director Knight

by David Howard On Wednesday, August 17th, ASIFA-East members were invited to a screening of Laika’s latest stop-motion masterpiece, Kubo and the Two Strings. After the film, audience members took part in a Q & A with director and CEO of Laika, Travis Knight. Here are some notes taken from that night to give you […]

LAST MINUTE LAIKA MENTORSHIP

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Uncategorized
LAST MINUTE LAIKA MENTORSHIP

Film Independent Project Involve Program Announces the LAIKA Animation Fellowship for Emerging Filmmakers Apply by Friday, August 19, 2016 [editor’s note: this program appears to be in California] Emerging filmmakers with a focus in animation and who come from diverse backgrounds and communities underrepresented in film and television are invited to apply. Along with a […]

NY Animated Pop Up Parties

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Uncategorized
NY Animated Pop Up Parties

“That’s the first time I ever heard the 1950’s called a renaissance,” J.J. Sedelmaier wondered out loud, in the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  It was Friday, July 29th, 2016, at the 13th Animation Block Party.  J.J. (animator, Saturday Night Live) was moderating “New York Animated Ads,” a selection of films ranging from 1929 to 2015, […]

Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival Discount!

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Uncategorized
Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival Discount!

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is pleased to announce a special offer for our partners!  One of the world’s leading animation events, the OIAF is an annual five-day affair bringing art and industry together in a vibrant hub and attracting more than 28,000 artists, producers, students and animation […]

Stop Motion Children’s Instructor Needed

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Job Board
Stop Motion Children’s Instructor Needed

SH!NE at HOThead Studios seeks an animator to teach young students the basics of stop motion animation. The 90 minute classes run Monday and Thursday afternoons beginning in September. through December. The animator must be experienced using Dragonframe and the Adobe Suite. The candidate must also have experience working with children. Interested candidates should send […]

A Darkly Tuned Evening

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

Adagio, 4:4 Five, Eight, and inhale: regret, animation, pocket monsters, one tank top, two tank tops- exhale: clean-up key-frames, hang a photograph, Showtime. Travel, distance, an hour of humidity that makes my choice of tank top more clear.  It would have been more fun though, had not a tremendous surge of popularity crashed down on […]

Andy Kennedy’s “Slow Wave” Wins ASIFA East Best-In-Show 2016

On Sunday May 15th, we held the 47th ASIFA East Animation Festival awards ceremony.  Congratulations to all the winners, thank you to all the contributing filmmakers, and we couldn’t have done it without all of our members.   BEST IN SHOW:  Slow Wave – Andy Kennedy [vimeo 155080375 w=640 h=360]     UPDATE: Photos from […]

The Little International New York Prince

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

Les adultes ne comprennent jamais rien par eux-mêmes, Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, et il est fastidieux pour les enfants d’être toujours et pour toujours expliquer les choses à eux, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. The East Coast premiere of The Little Prince was […]

Titmouse 5 Second Day 2016

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Industry Events, Uncategorized

by Janelle Miau For the past eight years, Titmouse Animation Studio has held its annual “5 Second Day,” one day when all employees are allowed to make whatever films they like, the only rule being that it has to be at least five seconds long. “It was [co-owner] Shannon [Prynoski]’s idea,” explained Chris Prynoski, President […]