Upcoming Animation Events

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COURSE: Graphics In Motion 150, Explorations in animated art

 January 22, 2019
through May 24, 2019
 Saturdays 9:00 a.m.
Venue: Laney College
Room A 153, Graphic Arts Dept.

Enroll on campus & in Passport online.

Teacher: Robert Claar 35+ years professional animator & indie director.

Drawing & digital tools are taught with pencils, pens, markers and Digicel Flipbook ( https://digicel.net), Full Adobe CC on Macs, high-end HP batch scanners, Wacom tablets, & video cams for pixilation.

Understanding of: Forces, Motions, Laws, and Techniques, Principles, and Methods of images in motion. Emphasis on Creative Animation, based on each student's imagination and vision for self-expression.

Motion pictures are art that moves, and the authors create their own timelines throughout their own definitions and visions of space.

Wednesday Movie Night: Persepolis (Additional date)

 January 23, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Alliance Française de San Francisco
1345 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

The Alliance Française de San Francisco is proud to show an additionnal screening for Persepolis !

Usually it's only every Tuesday that a Francophone movie with English subtitles is shown.

Persepolis by Vincent Paronnaud (2007)

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life.

However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.

You can wait in the library before the opening of the theater doors twenty-five minutes before the movie starts.

The movie is free but we appreciate a donation of $5. With this donation we give you a French wine glass.



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 January 23, 2019
through May 22, 2019
 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Berkeley City College
2050 Center St.


Learn character animation and studio practices while exploring the Adobe Animate CC interface. Create animation loops that can be exported to game engines. Create animated shorts and sequences while learning to nest and symbol cycle your animation. Learn parenting and creative camera motion with the latest version of Animate. Animate character walks and learn lip syncing practices.

Class MMA 186 COURSE # 20295

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 January 25, 2019
through May 24, 2019
 1:30 p.m.


Explore a variety of animation techniques from traditional to digital. Techniques will include object animation, silhouette shadow puppets, paint on glass, sand animation, clay, green screen and after effects, Photoshop and Adobe Animate. Try Dragon Frame stopmotion capture! Create morphs and learn to rotoscope.

Class starts Friday Jan. 25th - May 24, 1:30 pm - 4:15pm.

Class can be taken as Pass/Fail or for credit.

MMA 181 EXPERIMENTAL FILM- Class code 23825

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 March 21, 2019
through March 24, 2019


GLAS takes place over four days across Downtown Berkeley at various prestigious cultural institutions including theaters, galleries, media centers, and educational institutions.

GLAS exhibits films from local and international artists and filmmakers across the animation spectrum, creating a community and space for industry veterans, historians, animation enthusiasts, and emerging talent from diverse backgrounds to come together, share, learn, and appreciate the animated art form in a critical context. We started GLAS to showcase the most exciting animation being made around the world and expand the scope of how animation is understood as an artistic medium in the United States.

At the heart of the festival is the international competition, which showcases five curated programs of the most exceptional contemporary animated short films. These programs are the highlight of the festival as they demonstrate most fully the expressive abilities of animation as a medium. Created oftentimes by an individual artist or small team, these films push the boundaries of film itself through a singular vision not possible in any other medium.

We also host retrospectives, special-curated programs, workshops, panel discussions, performances, and installations. We invite a diverse range of national and international guest speakers and presenters from various sections of the filmmaking community to come share their works, their knowledge, their expertise, and to facilitate discussion. The speakers and presenters we invite represent a multitude of aspects of the animation community including industry veterans, notable independent animators, curators, performance artists, and installation artists.

Film festivals do not simply show films, but create communities, bringing filmmakers to the festival, sharing knowledge, uniting the international filmmaking community, inspiring aspiring filmmakers, and sharing works with the general public. It’s our belief that this work should be accessible to as many people as possible, and that cultivating and promoting independent animation in the United States will expand the culture of American animation, film, and art, for many generations to come. We also just think if more people are given the opportunity to see these films, they’ll really love them!

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