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”

DWP 2018: Portland Indie Game Squad Presents: Drink N’ Draw

One of PIGSquad’s biggest annual events! Drink N’ Draw has grown from a small gathering at local pubs into an evening of locally-made games and art during Design Week Portland.

Games are set up for anyone to play, and we invite artists to come draw fan art of the projects on display. All artists (or non-artists!) are encouraged to make game-inspired art.

For those who are up to the challenge, we’re bringing back Art Battles: a series of 15-minute competitions of lightning round artwork creation based on local games! Continue reading... “DWP 2018: Portland Indie Game Squad Presents: Drink N’ Draw”

AEPDX+3DPDX+VFX/PDX Reel Review And Alphabest! 4/18 @ A.R.T.

alphabestMonday, April 18th, 2016 / 6:30-10:00 / Buy Tickets Here

AEPDX, 3DPDX and VFX/PDX are joining forces to bring you a huge double event for Design Week Portland 2016.

Alphabest is an invitational collaborative show where local individuals or teams of talented animators & video artists make a creation (15 – 60 seconds long) based on a word that begins with a randomly assigned letter from the alphabet. The 26 created pieces will be assembled for an amazing presentation.

Reel Review 2016 will be a showcase of the best reels of local talent in motion, 3d and vfx.

Continue reading... “AEPDX+3DPDX+VFX/PDX Reel Review And Alphabest! 4/18 @ A.R.T.”

PixelSea – An Animated Video Installation by Cardboard Castle

Award-winning motion graphics and design house, Cardboard Castle, proudly presents an evening of wonder featuring an immersive video installation inspired by the ethereal beauty of the deep sea.

Infusing digital animation with the ghostly movements of underwater creatures, viewers will float through a vivid ocean dreamscape buoyed on an ambient musical score.

Animators from Cardboard Castle will be on hand to discuss the exhibit and answer any questions from guests. This will be a casual and informative event designed to provide the local community with a window into the creative process at Cardboard Castle. Continue reading... “PixelSea – An Animated Video Installation by Cardboard Castle”

The First Annual CreativeCares Do-Gooders Awards

Design Week Portland kicks off next week coming up Oct 9-13th, to showcase all the diversity and talent within the City of Roses. The densely scheduled exhibition of Portland design talent—visual, film, fashion, furniture, letterpress, architecture, and beyond—has galvanized the creative masses in Portland to fling open their doors, network their asses off, and generally show off.

On the night of opening day, at the Cleaners, there’s a kickoff party that also marks another new first: The 2013 CreativeCares Do-Gooders Awards. Continue reading... “The First Annual CreativeCares Do-Gooders Awards”