ASIFA-East Presents Taxes for Freelancers with Steven Zelin, The Singing CPA

January 29th, 2013 by dayna No Comments »

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It’s tax time again! Please join ASIFA-East as we welcome Rock Star Accountant Steven Zelin, The Singing CPA, to come speak with us on all things taxes.  Steven’s done this workshop with us for a few years now, and it’s always a big hit. Bring all your tax questions – we know you have many – and come prepared to sing along! Whether you are a freelancer looking for deductions, or working full time and […]

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Stalker Effect

January 24th, 2013 by Tristian No Comments »

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On Friday the 18th, the Museum of Moving Image hosted a show called “Special Effect” by the video performance artist Peter Burr. I was attracted by their description “involving laser beams and a hacked Kinect camera” but if there were lasers I missed it, and the Kinect must have had a subtle invisible use. As I wrapped up work for the day, I noticed there was a trailer for the piece, and I’ll be damned […]

NW Animation Festival – Jan 31 Final Deadline

January 22nd, 2013 by dayna No Comments »

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Our friends at the Northwest Animation Festival sent us this message!  Get those films in!NW Animation Festival – Jan 31 Final Deadline This year the Northwest Animation Festival will become the largest animation show west of the Mississippi. Organizers plan to screen nearly 150 short films on May 17-19 at the historic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The entire program will then repeat on May 31 – June 2 at the Bijou Art Cinemas in […]

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Tommy’s Xmas Cartoon Festival!

December 21st, 2012 by Tristian No Comments »

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What to expect of tonight’s cartoon festival, based off Gowanus memories… Tom Stathes Cartoon Festival #11 $10 8:00pm 12.20.12 Launchpad 721 Franklin Ave.

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Perspectives on the Business of Animation From Women!

December 3rd, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Last week, ASIFA-Easters were invited to attend a forum entitled Women in …Animation:  The Business of Creativity, sponsored by New York Women in Film and Television.  Formed in 1977, NYWFT is an entertainment industry organization for women, that serves to highlight their achievements, provide training and professional development, and advocate on various issues. Now this forum was one of the most diverse I’ve seen in a while.  These leading ladies of animation came from such […]

Children’s Media Association Holiday Party

December 2nd, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

Children’s Media Association has invited ASIFA-East to join them for their annual holiday party! Snowflakes are falling. The New Year is calling. The annual CMA party will be enthralling!   Come raise a glass and celebrate with the Children’s Media Association while you catch up with old friends and meet new ones. When: Thursday, December 6th 7PM – 9PM Where: Elmo Lounge – 156 7th Ave. The more the merrier!  Bring friends and co-workers.  There […]

Easy As Pie – When Animators Film Themselves

November 29th, 2012 by Tristian No Comments »

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A couple Saturdays ago, on Mo-vember 10th (mustache month) I saw the “Rise of the Guardians” at the Museum of Moving Image with some friends. Two of them, Stephen Brooks and Rob Yulfo, are animators who make a video movie-review series. After it ended and we ‘returned’ our 3d glasses, we wandered upstairs to see an exhibit of production art and documentary. I saw some blue sticker dots on some artwork, which makes me think […]

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NEST by Michael J. Ruocco

November 26th, 2012 by Emmett No Comments »

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Michael J. Ruocco has a star rising in the animation community. Michael’s senior thesis, which we hope to exhibit here very soon, is already generating fan art around the internet art communities. And as a blogger, Michael is involved with at least two notable animation blogs. The author admits to admiring Michael from afar. In between freelance and studio work, Michael created NEST, a short and sweet animated film about a bird building a cozy […]

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NYWIFT Presents Women in Animation: The Business of Creativity

November 24th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

UPDATE: Cyber Monday Sale! Hey everyone – NY Women in Film and Television is having a panel discussion with leading women members of the animation community on Thursday Nov 29. They have cordially invited ASIFA-East members to attend this event and will have a Cyber Monday sale for FREE entry for you and a guest. Use the code ASIFACYBER when registering. The code lasts through Tuesday. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! New York […]

Residencies at Eyebeam

November 21st, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

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Our friends at Eyebeam wanted to let you know about their Residency program: Announcing: 2013 Fellowship and Spring/Summer Residency Calls Eyebeam is pleased to announce its Open Call for 2013 Spring / Summer Residencies and 2013 Fellowships. Up to six Residents and three Fellows will join continuing Fellows and Residents in March 2013 at Eyebeam’s shared design, research, and fabrication labs. In brief, Eyebeam Residents are selected from a semiannual open call and receive a […]