If you’ve flown out of Denver recently, you probably noticed the eye-catching new jumbo screens wrapped around the towers above security. The were just installed by Clear Channel – yet another venue for media advertisement in public spaces. But thanks to the Denver International Airport Art and Culture Program, local media artists have elbowed there way into the digital space as well.
ASIFA-CO’s own Corrie Francis Parks is one of the artists featured, with two works providing a whimsical, artistic “breather” from the advertisements. One piece Narrow Gauge, is a combination of expatiation and painted animation. The other, The Orange Umbrella, is a colorful paint-on-glass piece.
The work will be playing at the airport through August, so now you have something to look forward to when you are waiting in those long security lines! If you don’t have plans to fly, you can also preview the two works on Corrie’s Blog.
Last night at GASS 2013 everyone was a winner!
First up was the announcement for the winners of the Animate48 Competition. Animate48 is a 48 hour animation competition where college level students were required to create an animated film based on the theme provided by ASIFA-Colorado. This year’s theme had the participants creating an animation with a Yeti, a thimble, snow, and a pair of sneakers. Second place had a prize of $250 and went to Kachina Rice. First place, with a prize of $500 went to Jeremy Encinias and Brandon Aragon. Judging was done by the ASIFA-Colorado Board.
Next the Graduate Reels were shown. Graduate reels were shown to the audience which then voted on the best film of the graduates. Prizes included a top prize of $150 and a membership to ASIFA-Colorado, 2nd place was a $50 prize with a membership to ASIFA-Colorado and there were also a couple of runner-up prizes of $25 each. Congratulations to Joe McGrory for ASIFA-Colorado Best Animation Short with his film The Dollar Menu! Wayne Sullivan took 2nd place with his film Harpooned. First runner-up was Angelica “Jelly” Russell with her film, Candle Dance. And Sunrise Jaramillo took 2nd runner-up with her film, Moments Between Winter and Spring. Congratulations to everyone involved!
This weekend at the Marriot Tech Center Starfest comes to town. ASIFA-Colorado will be presenting a screening of local animator’s works Friday April 19 from 7-9pm and will also hold a Flash workshop on Sunday April 20 at 11am as part of the Digifest portion of Starfest.
RESCHEDULED due to SNOW!
(now) March 27th, 2013 from 6-9pm
Pizza & Drinks
Bring a friend because there are discounts for New Memberships
Discounts for Renewals at this event as well!
Bring your latest work as well – finished or unfinished
WHERE: 209 Kalamath Street, Unit 7, Denver, CO
That’s around back at The Bolt Factory ( http://www.theboltfactory.com )
Join us for an ASIFA-Colorado get-together!
If you are a member or want to become a member come down
Discounts for any renewals or new memberships during the Schmoozer.
When: (now) March 27th from 6pm-9pm.
ASIFA-Colorado Member Reel Trailer: