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Entries from October 21st, 2009

International Animation Day 2009 in Atlanta

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Screenings

On October 28, 1892, Émile Reynaud opened his Théâtre Optique at the Musée Grévin in Paris, using a version of his Projection Praxinoscope; in addition, to being the first theatrical presentation of a motion picture (though it did not use film), it also represented the public presentation of the first animated movies. Though cinema historians […]

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Atlanta/L.A. Screenings: Bizarro Sat Morning & Christine Panushka/Alberto Araiza

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Independent animators, Screenings

This Tuesday, October 20th, at 7:30 pm,  in conjunction with ASIFA-Atlanta, C. Martin Croker returns to the Plaza Theatre, in Atlanta with the second of his Bizarro Sat Morn! shows this season, featuring a program of cartoons on 16mm, which has been described as "An oddball mash-up of nostalgia and bits of o’ weird-o coolness," […]

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Animation Evolution: The 22nd Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments · Animation conferences

“Animation Evolution,” the next SAS conference will be held at Scotland’s Edinburgh College of Art, July 9-11, 2010.  The conference blog is up and running, and is where you can find its Call for Papers. The conference is  being organized by Nichola Dobson, who is also editor of Animation Studies, the Society’s online journal. Keynote […]

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Monkey See, Monkey Do — Animation Department

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Computer animation

The BBC reports: Scientists from Emory University in Atlanta, US, have discovered that an animation of a yawning chimp will stimulate real chimps to yawn. They describe in the Royal Society journal, Proceedings B, how this could assist in the future study of empathy. The work could also help unravel if and how computer games […]

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Lucerne International Animation Academy

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Animation conferences

The Lucerne School of Art and Design, in Lucerne, Switzerland, notes, After two years of preparation it is our pleasure to announce the unique programme of Lucerne International Animation Academy (LIAA). Our thanks go to good friends, colleagues, partners and sponsors, who trusted in our idea. LIAA is a four-day event that encourages public discussions […]

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SCAD Stop-Mo Films at Center for Puppetry Arts

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Screenings, Stop motion animation

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is presenting a program of “Stop Motion Films from the Savannah College of Art and Design” tomorrow, Saturday, October 3rd, at 8:00 pm. According to the Center, the program, curated by SCAD Professor Hal Miles features … a collection of award-winning stop motion animated short films created by students and […]

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