This will be an evening of new work by local artists and friends from around the globe. Anyone is welcome to bring animated/special effects work unannounced the night of the show (DVD and 16 mm) and it will be shown. Wednesday, January 14, 7:15 p.m. at the Exploratorium's McBean Theatre in San Francisco, free, public invited. The open screening for student films will be in May.
-- Michael Langan, who amazed us in 2008 with DOXOLOGY and ads for Upper Playground, has a surprise or two for us, plus INTELLIGENT LIFE, his PSA about the dangers of global warming.-- Fred Lewis has new design and visual effects reels that shows off his abilities doing 2D and 3D computer graphics for documentaries, commercials and corporate events. He works both as a Lighting TD and a Comper. Among his clips are segments of national ads for Nike and Glade Air Freshener done at The Orphanage.-- David Chai has a new short, LIFE ON A LIMB. The first festival to show it will be the Heart of Gold International Film Festival in Queensland, Australia, March 25-29.-- Gene Hamm is coming up from L.A. to show excerpts of the commercial project he has been part of for the last seven months.-- Wachtenheim/Marianetti Inc. in Scarsdale, New York has sent something outrageous they created for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.-- Alex Budovsky from NYC has sent LOST TIME AT CLERKENWELL, with music by Stephen Coates.-- Michal and Uri Kranot from Israel sent their award-winning short THE HEART OF AMOS KLEIN.-- Alexei Alexeev, Studio Baestart, Hungary, gave ASIFA a copy of his show reel in October that includes KJFG #5 (stars a musical bear, fox and rabbit), a second delightful short and other commercial work for TV.-- A new short by Tony Claar.