SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Traveling Show w/Mimimal Massive presentation – 6/21 @ OMSI!

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Fest Traveling Show stops through Portland!

Next Friday night (6/21), catch the year’s best computer graphics, along with local firepower from Minimal Massive!

SIGGRAPH is an organization dedicated to furthering the field of computer graphics and 3D animation, and each year at the national SIGGRAPH convention, a highlight is always the Animation Festival and Electronic Theater.  Following the convention, this show goes on tour to spread the year’s best animation work + achievements – and next Friday we’re happy to bring this show to Portland as part of OMSI’s Animation Festival weekend! Continue reading... “SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Traveling Show w/Mimimal Massive presentation – 6/21 @ OMSI!”

House Special Presents Puppet & Video to Gov. Brown in Celebration of Oregon’s Animation Industry

 

House Special founding partner Lourri Hammack and animator Chris Ohlgren presented a specially made puppet of Gov. Brown and a short, stop-motion video of the Governor taking a quick trip across Oregon to the Capitol in Salem to Gov. Brown herself as part of the Oregon Film, Television and Interactive Industry Day recognitions as arranged by the OMPA. Lisa Cicala, Executive Director of the OMPA and Rosemary Colliver from NW Portland-based animation studio ShadowMachine were also on-hand to discuss the growth of the industry. Continue reading... “House Special Presents Puppet & Video to Gov. Brown in Celebration of Oregon’s Animation Industry”

“Missing Link” Screening, w/presentation – June 7 @ OMSI + Toffee Club

Join us this coming Friday evening, June 7, for a special $5 encore screening of LAIKA’s Missing Link at OMSI, followed by a unique presentation at The Toffee Club’s back room by LAIKA Lead Compositor Michael Cordova.   He’ll share the LAIKA filmmaking process with us from a VFX Compositor’s viewpoint.  Presented by Portland SIGGRAPH, in cooperation with OMSI and the Toffee Club.

Film at 7pm, presentation ~9pm.  More details and tickets at www.vfxpdx.com.

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HouseSpecial signs Director John Robson

May 20, 2019 PORTLAND, ORE – Animation studio HouseSpecial has signed Director John Robson to its in-House director roster. Robson brings a digitally-rich portfolio that includes the Vimeo Staff Pick CG short Quality Time and memorable content for brands including Xbox One X, Nike, IBM, Apple, Gnarls Barkley and Campbell’s Soup. A Southern California native, Robson refined his accomplished narrative sensibilities in Los Angeles at studios such as Blind, ManvsMachine, Brand New School and Motion Theory.

Robson is also the founder of Late Lunch Inc, a studio specializing in live action and post production, including 3D animation, conceptual design, compositing and virtual reality. Continue reading... “HouseSpecial signs Director John Robson”

To The Stars Film Fundraising Launch Party & Gala, Held at the OMSI Planetarium

To The Stars film is a locally produced stop-motion animated short film about a little girl with a big dream of becoming an astronaut and the inspirational tale of her adventure as she attempts to defy gravity and return a fallen star to its home in the sky

 

TO THE STARS FILM FUNDRAISING LAUNCH PARTY & GALA

Location: OMSI Planetarium – 1945 SE Water Ave

Date: May 19th, 2019

Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a night among the stars at the OMSI planetarium as we launch our fundraising campaign! Continue reading... “To The Stars Film Fundraising Launch Party & Gala, Held at the OMSI Planetarium”

Laika’s #OregonMade “Missing Link” Out April 12th

LAIKA’s fifth #OregonMade feature, “Missing Link,” starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifiankis, written and directed by Chris Butler, music composed by Carter Burwell, produced by, Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner, will be released April 12,2019.

From Laika’s press release: “Missing Link is an artistic and technical wonder,” said Mr. Knight.  “Led by our visionary director Chris Butler, LAIKA has once again blended fine art, craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology to achieve something we’ve never tried before: a raucous comedy entwined with a swashbuckling epic, underscoring the universal need to find belonging.  Continue reading... “Laika’s #OregonMade “Missing Link” Out April 12th”

ShadowMachine Collaborates With Guillermo del Toro On “Pinocchio”

Pinocchio concept art

ShadowMachine has begun a collaboration with writer-director, Gillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”) , on a new, and darker, version of the age-old classic, “Pinocchio.”

Read more details about this story from Oregon Live.

#OregonMade

 

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Coming for Design Week: The Portland Animated Shorts Showcase! @OMSI 4/10

Fans of animation and short films take note – we have an absolutely LOADED program of shorts coming for our first Design Week Animated Shorts Showcase.  This is shaping up to be a big night that we hope to repeat yearly.  A screening of Mark Smith’s Two Balloons headlines, with behind the scenes presentation + Q&A.  Another highlight will be looking back at our (AEPDX – Animate Everything Portland) Design Week animation invitationals over the past 5 years, as Jamal Qutub has put together a cool “best of” retrospective!  Continue reading... “Coming for Design Week: The Portland Animated Shorts Showcase! @OMSI 4/10”

HouseSpecial – CG Animator

Apply online.

As a HouseSpecial animator, you will create the performance of computer graphics characters and objects within a shot, using animation software tools such as Maya to convey emotion, movement action and personality.  Our teams move fast; we never compromise on creativity.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to plan out shots using thumbnail drawings or other forms of thought out planning.
  • Can block in rough animation with strong clear posing, acting, timing & appeal for Director, and/or Supervisor, approval within a reasonable amount of time.
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1 Week To SourceOregon Directory Deadline!

SourceOregon is a statewide directory of industry professionals. It’s a great way to get found for your services, but it’s also OMPA’s best promotional tool to advocate for the industry. Show policymakers how many jobs are at stake!

Create a listing at sourceoregon.com/getlistedDeadline November 15.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at [email protected].

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