ASIFA-Colorado News

April 8, 2003

Volume 1, Number 2

New & Noteworthy

ASIFA-East Screen

Board Excerpts

Upcoming Events

April

May

June

Thereafter

Festivals & Conferences

Ours

Others

Non-Sequiturs

Edson Williams

Anark Studios

 

 

 

 

New & Noteworthy

        Edson Williams presented on Feb 26, at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Details of the event can be found in Non-Sequiturs below.

        Anark Studios presented on Mar 26, at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, ASIFA-Colorado introduced the Studio speaker. Details of the event can be found in Non-Sequiturs below.

        Board Excerpts, from the meeting held on Mar 12th.

        Upcoming events were discussed see details in the Upcoming Events section of the newsletter. Thoughts about larger venues were brought up.

        A Mission Statement was agreed upon and is presented below after Non-Sequiturs.

        The benefits of membership was discussed and outlined. These benefits will be listed in this newsletter once the list has been finalized by the board.

Upcoming Events

        April

April 30th at 7:00PM at RMCAD. Impossible Pictures of Broadcast Advertising will discuss 2d/3d and live action compositing.

        May

May 28th at 7:00PM at RMCAD. Mighty Fudge Studios and Big Toe Productions will discuss the festival circuit and their love of animation.

        In the works

Jaleco 3d Tools to talk about Xbox titles. Alex Lindsay and DVGarage to discuss hardbody animation.

Festivals & Conferences

        Currently the Arizona International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest and Nab2003 are ongoing.

 

Non-Sequiturs

        Edson Williams

Feature Film Special Effects Supervisor and Artist

Edson lived and worked in Los Angeles for over 10 years and during that time worked on over 25 major motion pictures and 15 music videos. He founded a visual effects company that created some of movies most memorable special effects scenes including the Harrier sequence in True Lies and the iceberg in Titanic.  His presentation included footage from feature films and a behind the scenes breakdown of music videos by Korn and Jennifer Lopez.

        Anark Studios

Anark is a cutting edge 3D software production company. Their product, Anark Studio, is a 3D animation / presentation tool for the web, CD Roms, kiosks, and screensavers. The staff from Anark talked about what their program can do, as well as a demonstration of the production pipeline that is used to create the 3d interactive media presentations with this software package. See them online at www.anark.com.

 

Mission Statement

ASIFA Colorado was established in 2001 as a non-profit corporation devoted to cultivating and promoting the art, craft and profession of Animation.

Together, our membership and Board of Directors are developing a far-reaching range of programs and special events to meet the following goals:

 

      Stimulate discussion among professional and non-professional animation enthusiasts about concepts and technologies evolving in the industry.

      Increase the visibility of Colorado Region animation companies available to serve the growing demand for commercial animation productions across the nation and around the world.

      Establish a tradition of local, public events including seminars, panel discussions, special screenings, festivals and workshops devoted to more broadly acquainting the population with the power, diversity, and application of animation in all media.

      Increase the connections between animation education programs and professionals in the industry.

       Enrich the experience of animation students by bringing the diversity of the international animation scene to their doorstep.