Iconic Oregon Animator & Filmmaker, Will Vinton, Dies Aged 70

    This morning , Oregonian, Will Vinton passed away after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma.   Vinton was, and is, an inspiration to many of animators and filmmakers alike.  He started his career in filmmaking in the early 1970’s with Claymation projects such as, “Closed Mondays” for which he won the Best Animated […]

Portland Film Festival Celebrates Will Vinton With Lifetime Achievement Tribute

Celebrate the pioneer of Claymation and the film industry icon Will Vinton as he receives a lifetime achievement award. Special Q&A with Vinton on his career and impact on the industry. Academy Award Winning Short, “Closed Mondays,” celebrating its 40th anniversary will be screened before the feature. In this claymation film, celebrated author Mark Twain […]

School of Film Offers Claymation with Oscar-Winning Director

This winter term the Northwest Film Center’s School of Film is offering Stop-Motion Animation/Claymation with Academy Award winning director/producer Will Vinton. Bring your characters to life with guidance from the Claymation pioneer in this 13 session course. Registration is open now, class begins January 26th, no prior experience is necessary. Looking for something different than claymation? The School […]

An Interview with Will Vinton

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you know of Will Vinton. He’s the man who coined and, in 1978, registered the term “claymation” to describe his films’ use of stop-motion animated clay. He’s responsible for some of the most well-recognized ad spokesmen of the twentieth century in this style – the California Raisins and […]

Interview with Will Vinton on the Oregon Animation Blog

Oregon’s animation industry is as exciting as ever and the Oregon Animation blog is continuing to gear up with new posts and updates on cool projects throughout the state. Be sure to check out the brand-new interview with Academy Award winner, Oregon native and claymation pioneer Will Vinton in particular. Vinton talks about his past […]