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February 2017

A Cosmic Scratastrophe – The Explosive World of “Ice Age: Collision Course”

February 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway
New York, NY 10023 United States
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From giant volcanoes to a sky full of falling meteors, the Blue Sky team had a lot of interesting effects challenges for their latest movie “Ice Age: Collision Course”. Overcoming those challenges required developing new tools and techniques that maximized efficiency in simulation, processing, and render times without sacrificing final image quality. Speakers David Quirus (Effects Supervisor) Matthew Roach (Senior Effects TD) Gregory Ecker (Effects TD) Ravindra Dwivedi (Effects TD) Ilan Gabai (Senior Effects TD) Blue Sky Studios is the…

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LEGO Animation Reddit AMA with David Pagano and David Pickett

February 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are David Pagano (/u/paganomation) and Dave Pickett (/u/davidmpickett) and we both make our livings creating videos using LEGO bricks. We recently co-authored "The LEGO Animation Book", which teaches you how to make stop-motion animated films using LEGO bricks and is currently available in English (https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Animation-Book-Make-Movies/dp/1593277415/) and German (https://www.amazon.de/LEGO®-Filme-selbst-drehen-Stop-Motion-Technik-einsetzen/dp/386490434X/). We also run the blog The Set Bump, which covers all things related to LEGO animation. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/ Facebook RSVP David Pagano is a LEGO animator and writer and the founder of Paganomation,…

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March 2017

LIVE Rubber Onion Podcast, Screening & Group Pictionary

March 29, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 627 5th Ave
brooklyn, ny 11215
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"Our first live show went so well we're having another... and it's FREE! Wednesday, Feb 29th at 8:30pm at Freddy's Bar in Brooklyn, NY!! >>http://freddysbar.com/events/rubberonion-animation-podcast-2/<< This second show will be a lot like our segment shows on the podcast but focused for an audience with more participation than last time! - Comedy Skit - Battle Talk (for Feb's cartoons) ** INTERMISSION (where we drink with you mid show)** - Pictionary - Possible secret screening... Stephen Brooks will have t-shirts, stickers, and…

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October 2017

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

October 29, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Moving Image, 36-01 35 Ave
Astoria, NY 11106
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"Dirs. Michael Fiore, Erik Sharkey. 2016, 94 mins. DCP. Hired by Walt Disney in 1956, Floyd Norman was the first African-American animator to work for the studio. He has been called the “Forrest Gump” of animation, because he worked on such timeless classics as The Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book, as well as the Hanna Barbera cartoons of the 1970s and ‘80s, and Pixar classics like Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc. He has continued to work on his own, and at age 82,…

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November 2017

Children’s Books Happy Hour: A Behind-the-Scenes Discussion & Exhibit Viewing @ SOI

November 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St
New York, NY 10065 United States
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$15 – $20

*this event is not hosted by ASIFA East but by the Society of Illustrators* Join children’s book professionals Lesa Cline-Ransome (author), Kendra Levin(Associate Editorial Director, Viking Children’s Books, author), Laurent Linn (Art Director, Simon & Schuster BFYR, author/illustrator), and Christopher Silas Neal(author/illustrator) for an in-depth panel discussion about the behind-the-scenes process of creating beautifully illustrated picture books. You’ll have an opportunity to view The Original Art exhibit, and the evening will end with a happy hour and networking opportunity upstairs in The 128 Bar & Bistro.  Tickets $20 Non-members…

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December 2017

How To Read Nancy : The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden @ SOI

December 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St
New York, NY 10065 United States
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$7 – $15

  *This event is not hosted by ASIFA East* Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden will introduce their new work, a unique meditation on the elements of comics as seen through the molecular deconstruction of the August 8, 1959 daily episode of Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy. Columbia University comics librarian Karen Green, will chat with Mark and Paul about the genesis of this decade-long project and the author’s quest to isolate the blood, sweat and tears that go into the making of a…

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February 2018

New York International Children’s Film Festival

February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

During four weekends in the month of March, the Festival invites families to explore the world without leaving NYC — and over 25,000 parents, children, and filmmakers are treated to the best new films for ages 3-18 at venues throughout NYC. Each year, we scour the globe to present a highly selective slate of the best animation, live action, documentary, and experimental film from over 2,500 international submissions. Program at a Glance 100 new films from around the world, representing…

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April 2018

Bring Your Own Animation feat. Titmouse

April 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Scallywags NYC, 508 9th Ave
NY, NY 10018 United States
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Hosted by NYC ACM SIGGRAPH FACEBOOK INVITE HERE Come join us for the April installment of BYOA, featuring guest presenters Titmouse! Here's your chance to share what you've been working on with the rest of the NYC-area digital media community - and to check out what others have been doing. Come and meet other animators, exchange tips and ideas, maybe even find a future collaborator. This month we will be joined by special studio guests Titmouse (http://www.titmouse.net/), who will give us…

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April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018
ink48, 653 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036 United States
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https://www.societyillustrators.org/mocca-arts-festival   The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan's largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society's broader mission to serve as Manhattan's singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The…

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November 2018

NYFA: You vs. Your Online Profile

November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NYFA, 20 Jay Street 7th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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  You vs. Your Online Profile, led by Leigh Davis by New York Foundation for the Arts $15 – $20 Actions and Detail Panel You vs. Your Online Profile, led by Leigh Davis Thu, November 29, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST $15 – $20 Tickets Event Information DESCRIPTION You v. Your Online Profile, led by Leigh Davis Open to artists of all disciplines, “You vs. Your Online Profile” is a discussion-based workshop for artists to analyze and talk…

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