The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special screening of the 1939 action-adventure film GUNGA DIN on Friday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Before the presentation, Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron will discuss the sound and visual effects used in the film. The program also will be presented in New York on Monday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City.
The Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH will host a one night only event, sponsored by Side Effects software on the making of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN. Francisco Rodriguez, FX Supervisor at Rhythm & Hues will provide an overview of the visual effects techniques employed across the production pipeline integrating both propriety tools and Houdini. There will be a special emphasis showcasing the creation of the climatic "Netherworld Sequence."
Don't miss these rare 35mm theatrical presentations of two breathtaking films from animation master Hayao Miyazaki. The epic CASTLE IN THE SKY has not screened in New York City since the film's English language US premiere at NYICFF 2000, while KIKI originally screened at the festival back in 1999.
CASTLE IN THE SKY Animation, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, 1986/2000, 124 min
In English - Recommended ages 8 to adult Sun, June 7, 11:00am at IFC Center Sun, June 14, 2:00pm at Symphony Space
The Aero Theatre will screen animated feature THE MISSING LINX as part of their "Recent Spanish Cinema XV" event in Santa Monica.
Tickets are available to buy at the box office or online at www.fandango.com.
Saturday, June 6 at 4 p.m.The Aero Theatre1328 Montana AvenueSanta Monica California 90403
The Landmark Loew's in Jersey City will screen an animation festival June 5 and 6, airing SPIRITED AWAY on Friday, June 5 (8 p.m.), a medley of classic cartoons on Saturday, June 6 (3 p.m.) and WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT on June 6 (7:30 p.m.).
Admission is $6, $4 for seniors and children 12 and younger.
Now in its fourth year, FSC once again moves into a larger venue as the three day festival continues to grow. This year's event will take place June 5-7, 2009 at the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center in Miami, Florida. The three day festival will take place in the convention center's west hall and the convention centers entire second floor, making this the largest genre event to ever hit South Florida.
The Producers Guild is working with the top producers in the entertainment industry to host the first annual Produced By 2009 conference this June 5-7 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Attendees will interact with and learn from the likes of James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Kathleen Kennedy, Lauren Shuler Donner and producers of Emmy winning TV shows including DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and TWO AND A HALF MEN.
-- The Collaborative Process Of Visual Effects: From Previs To Post
Creating today's entertainment media demands community, collaboration and teamwork. Community is vital to artists struggling in the current economic landscape. The Industry Giants 2009: Building a Community, Visual Effects, Animation and Game Forum features 2D artist/animator Michel Gagne, veteran of Warner Bros., Disney and Pixar, Jay Hawkins, Epic Games' Senior Concept Artist for Gears of War and many other creative professionals.
The DancesWithFilms Film Festival will present MYTHIC JOURNEYS, a fusion of documentary and animation that explores how myth and story can change the world, as the Opening Night Spotlight Film for its 2009 season. This unique project by award-winning filmmakers Steven and Whitney Boe pushes the boundaries of documentary filmmaking by infusing the beautiful artistry of stop-motion animation into the piece.
The first films that will screen in this year's festival have been revealed, presenting a diverse selection of titles that will screen in Australia for the first time.
Amongst those in the official competition are animated features CORALINE, BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS and SUNSHINE BARRY AND THE DISCO WORMS.
For its third edition, Dimension 3 will be settle in the department of the Seine-saint-Denis, a region that strongly supports 3D research and production. This move will help the Forum to implement an animation plan in favor of the markets convergence
From June 2-4, 2009, Dimension 3 invites all the actors and professionals of the cinema, TV, video games, entertainment, communication or training industries to one of the most important event of the 3D industry in the world.
You've skated at the Great Park ice rink, danced the night away under the glow of the Great Park Balloon, now grab your blanket and beach chair and come to the Great Park Movie on the Lawn on Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. See the original 2007 box office hit TRANSFORMERS (PG-13), with exciting characters, staggering effects and exhilarating action, before the sequel hits theaters this summer. Admission and parking are free.
With the highly anticipated Disney/Pixar film UP opening this weekend, Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles is presenting a rare behind-the-scenes look at the production of the film with special guest artist Ronnie del Carmen. The artist, who served as story supervisor and lead story artist, will be on hand to present a plethora of process images and answer questions from the public.
Our next meeting is a special one. Animators and WIA members, Nina Frenkel and Ru Kuwahata, will be giving a talk on Thursday, May 28th, looking at the works of contemporary women animators. They will be showing work by today's women animators who are creating work and putting it out there in both the commercial and festival realms, discussing their mediums, processes, content and influences.
Special guests for the panels will include the film's writers and directors John Musker and Ron Clements, animators Andreas Deja (King Triton), Mark Henn (Ariel), Duncan Marjoribanks (Sebastian), Reuben Aquino (Ursula) and Tina Price (CAPS system and early CGI). The panel will be moderated by animator Tom Sito.
Do you like movies with creepy creature special effects? Meet Hollywood puppetry and special effects master Greg Aronowitz (THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK; LABOU) and go behind the scenes of Hollywood puppetry and animatronics.
Using examples from his "Best of Fest" Award-winning film LABOU, director Greg Aronowitz and producer Sheri Bryant share the magic of creature creation by bringing a puppet character to life. This hands-on workshop will give 30 lucky kids the chance to see puppetry and animatronics in action, then ask questions and create their own Labou puppets!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will kick off summer screening series, "Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939," on Monday, May 18, with a big-screen presentation of GONE WITH THE WIND. The 10-film 70th anniversary celebration, which will run through August 3, showcases all of the Best Picture nominees from a landmark year that saw the release of an exceptional number of outstanding films. All screenings will be held on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
As a child, would you have guessed that one of your favorite toys would influence the future of 3D imaging technology? Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH, Oregon and Southwest Washington's local SIGGRAPH chapter, today announced the "From Toys to Technology - Stereoscopic Display" event, scheduled to take place Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus. Highlighting Oregon-engineered stereoscopic display systems, the evening will discuss stereoscopic terms and concepts, and will offer an inside look at Oregon's very own youth phenomenon, the View-Master.
"Star Trek: The Exhibition" made its East Coast debut Saturday, May 16 in the Mandell Center at The Franklin and run through September 20. The 12,500 square foot interactive exhibition contains the world's most comprehensive collection of authentic STAR TREK ships, costumes and props from over 40 years of STAR TREK.
Japanese comics and animation have had a strong influence on modern art and popular culture throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. Colorful and energetic, anime enjoys worldwide popularity through numerous television series and feature films such as AKIRA (1988), GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995), PERFECT BLUE (1998) and METROPOLIS (2001).
The Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH will present a one-night-only event titled "Building the Perfect CG Pipeline."
Presenters will examine the important factors in creating a working CG pipeline for animation, visual effects and commercials. Discussion will include challenges, how to avoid pitfalls, and create or improve a digital pipeline.
Speakers:Kevin Cureton - Pipeline Architect at Tippett Studio.
Focusing this year mostly on the best of British comics around, the Bristol International Comic Expo returns at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on May 9-10, 2009, with a special one day extra event -- Small Press Expo 2009 at the nearby Mercure Holland House Hotel.
Panels will run throughout both days, expo exclusives available at various times (signed ashcan of the new DC Vertigo comic from Mike Carey and Peter Gross available only at the Vertigo Panel, for example), and a host of signings, sketchings and comics to check out.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut will be hosting a free sneak peak of Disney-Pixar's UP on Saturday, May 9.
This special screening will take place in the Wadsworth's Aetna Theater at 2:00 pm. Admission to the film is on a first come, first served basis, so early arrival is recommended. Doors open at 1:00 pm and visitors are asked to enter through the Avery Lobby.
The film will be introduced by Donald Evans, Senior Vice President of Animation Marketing for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and former West Hartford native.
Long-delayed SITA SINGS THE BLUES will see a theatrical run at the Red Vic in San Francisco from May 8-12, 2009.
SITA SINGS THE BLUES will be distributed by Shadow Distribution west of the Mississippi and by GKIDS east of that river. Shadow made a huge hit out of PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL. Creator Nina Paley said, "I am thrilled that SITA is going to be at the Red Vic, one of my favorite SF theaters. I have many fond memories of ASIFA-SF and Ideas In Animation events at the Red Vic, as well as art films. I feel so triumphant!"
In NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN, due in theaters everywhere May 22, some of history's most famous figures miraculously come to life at the world's largest museum. But New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple can experience, interact with -- and live -- history weeks before the film's unveiling, via a "Living Window" at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater at Broadway and 68th Street.