Outside The Frame, a non-profit based in Portland that trains homeless and marginalized youth to be directors of their own films and lives, is having its world premiere of 360° films at OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium on Thursday June 2nd. Doors will open at 6pm for the 6:15pm viewing, and at 6:45pm for the 7:00pm viewing. The filmmakers will also be in attendance and there will be a reception in the lobby to take place from 6pm-8:30pm. Tickets are on a sliding scale and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Continue reading... “Outside The Frame’s World Premiere of 360° Films by Houseless Youth at OMSI June 2nd”
Opening Tonight: 15 Years of LAIKA!
Explore the 15th anniversary and stop-motion fantasia of LAIKA Studios with screenings of all five of its Oscar-nominated films, from Coraline to Missing Link, at OMSI’s Empirical Theater! Delve deeper into the artistry and technical innovation behind the films with key filmmakers on hand for Q&As preceding each film. Walkthrough displays of puppets and sets from each legendary film and explore the meticulous craftsmanship of LAIKA’s creative process. Tickets here. Continue reading... “LAIKA Is 15! Get Tickets For The OMSI Screenings & Interactive Exhibit – Starts Today!”
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!”
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.
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”
The newly formed Oregon Video Game Association had their official launch this month at OMSI, where they showcased Oregon-designed and made games. OVGA’s goal is to advocate for Oregon’s emerging video game industry. Want to find out more? Read here. Continue reading... “Oregon Video Game Association Takes Shape”
Portland Opera and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) have launched “Opera on Screen,” a series of high-definition film screenings featuring recent productions from the San Francisco Opera. The series opened on September 5th with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and Mozart’s Don Giovanni and continues with Puccini’s La Rondine, and Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns.
The screenings take place at OMSI’s recently renovated Empirical Theater, which features a fourstory tall screen and a Dolby Atmos sound system, making it the most technologically advanced venue in the state. Continue reading... “Portland Opera & OMSI Film Series “Opera on Screen””