Category Archives: Industry

News related to the local business of making animated films, games and motion graphics.

PFA = Perfectly Fine Animation

Coming to the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Tuesday July 22: Emily Hubley in person with a program of Faith and John Hubley’s films (new 35mm prints) Tuesday July 29: Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis in person Thursday August 7: Sally Cruikshank … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Dragon Live!

How to Train Your Dragon –  a Live Spectacle! About The Show The astounding dragons of DreamWorks How To Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular come to life in this groundbreaking arena tour. Prepare to be inspired, amazed and awed by this masterful combination of technological innovation and … Continue reading

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Take A Break From the Xmas Rush

See Something ParaNormal at the Cartoon Art Museum Next time you’re in San Francisco, why not chuck the shopping bags for the afternoon and check out The Art of ParaNorman—The exhibition features concept art, puppets, sets and more from LAIKA’s … Continue reading

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Strike A Pose?!

New Stop Motion Union Being Formed We just heard about the formation of a Stop-Motion Union and thought it was worth sharing: the organization is in its embryonic stage but there is a private networking website for professional Stop-Motion feature animators to discuss … Continue reading

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Free Chico & Rita

Oscar Nom Screens on Thursday in SF You (and a guest) are invited to the Thursday Feb. 9 preview of a wonderful film==that happens to be one of the surprise nominees for Best Animated Film.  Please note with even with a … Continue reading

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Japanimation in the house

  Animation On Display this month Animation on Display, or AOD as they’re known, is a weekend celebration of Japanese animation, video games, recent American cartoons, CosPlay and related interests. This year’s event includes panels on such favorites as My … Continue reading

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See the Oscar Shorts

Members Only Event Friday, February 17 Okay, the Best Animated Feature category is controversial enough (Chico and Rita? A Cat In Paris?? No Tin Tin??? No Pixar????) but the Animated Shorts category is just plain fun. And thanks to our … Continue reading

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Marty and Hugo at Skywalker

Fabled Director Talks Tech Tuesday, Jan. 17 As part of the award season runup to the Oscars, Martin Scorsese appeared at the Skywalker Sound Theater to an audience of Guild members after a screening of his latest film. As you … Continue reading

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Voice Acting for Animation!

ASIFA-SF’s Next Event • Sunday, Sept. 25, 2pm One of the most crucial, but least understood aspects of animation is voice acting—what skills are needed, how to find work, how to hire the right cast. ASIFA-SF presents a panel discussion with … Continue reading

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Is it a trend?

The big corporate studios may have a lock on Academy Awards for best animated features, but in recent years we can usually count on the award for best animated short to go to a strapping independent feature. ASIFA-SF member Eihway … Continue reading

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