Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hear This Uninterrupted Statement from “Life of Pi” VFX Winner

There is none [original video link of Oscar speech removed by Vimeo]   Westenhofer spoke backstage at the ceremony with animation journalist Bill Desowitz, where he explained the message he wanted to deliver to Hollywood: “At a time when visual effects movies are dominating the box office, [the] visual effects companies are struggling. And I […]

Astro Boy: The 60th Anniversary Exhibition (March 22, 2013)

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is having their annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, that has been renamed this year as CAAMFEST. This year, CAAMFEST will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the iconic robot, Astro Boy. According to their website, CAAM is thrilled to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of that […]

Open Studio on Saturday, March 23, 2013

Interested in attending the Academy of Art University? You are invited to attend the San Francisco Open Studio we will be having on Saturday, March 23, 2013. You will be able to… Explore Hands-On Open Studios in 21 Areas of Art & Design Experience Interactive Workshops & View Student Work Meet Department Directors & Get […]

Oscar Hit “Beasts” Made With Help of Film Students

Click here to check out The Wall Street Journal‘s video piece on Catherine Tate and her students’ work on Beasts of the Southern Wild!

School of Visual Development presents: Nicolás Villarreal – Visual Development – Characters Design and Composition

Move over Pixar, The Simpsons are nominated for an Oscar!

If you have been living in the United States within the past 25 years, you are probably well aware of The Simpsons. Even though the show has been running for so many years, the youngest Simpson, Maggie, continues to be the adorable pacifier sucking baby. This past summer, Maggie Simpson starred in her own 3D […]

The Art of ParaNorman

No plans this weekend? Why don’t you check out The Art of ParaNorman exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum before it ends this Sunday (Feb 17)! The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents original works of art from the feature film ParaNorman, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip […]

Sweet Love Songs

For those of you who do and do not know, today is Valentine’s Day. Some may see this as a day where you see people running to the nearest flower and candy shop to buy something for their love ones (so they don’t get in trouble) and others may see it as S.A.D. (Single Awareness […]

Lotte Reiniger’s Silhouette Animation

Before there was Disney’s first full-length animated feature, “Snow White” (1937), there was Lotte Reiniger’s “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” (1926). Inspired by Chinese silhouette puppetry, Reiniger was a German animator who specialized in silhouette animation and invented a technique which involved cutting out sheets of lead and cardboard and animating them frame by frame […]

Catch 38

For those who travel in San Francisco and are fans of My Neighbor Totoro, do you think if MUNI used catbuses instead of regular buses, we would have less traffic and reduce pollution?