Commissioned, Educational, Experimental, and Music Video Night

March 15th, 2012 by dayna Comments Off

Article by Caresse Singh. The Commissioned/Educational/Experimental/Music Video jury night was a night dedicated to worthy causes. From explaining the process of the water cycle, to relaying the heroic tragedy of two of NY’s finest, and ending with an anthem of metal, the night ran the full gamut of the entertainment spectrum. Some of the regulars were up for judgment, with films that you may have already seen circulating this year. Most of the commissioned films […]

Independent Night

March 14th, 2012 by dayna Comments Off

I always love attending the juror screening for the Independent Category of the annual ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival.  Here’s a night when you can come and enjoy watching all sorts of new and exciting independent films unencumbered by the rules of the advertising and television world.   A night devoted solely to the artist’s creativity.  We had a great turnout for our last evening of judging, and I’ll just highlight a few trends of the evening’s […]

Last chance to vote! Juror screening: Independent Category 3/13

March 12th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

The time is now! Your presence is needed. As an ASIFA-East member, YOU are eligible to participate and vote in our juror screenings to select the winners of the 2012 ASIFA-East Film Festival! YOU get to decide. YOU judge the films. Not fully paid up? Not a member? No problemo! You can join or renew at the door. Or online at http://www.asifaeast.com/Join-Renew.htm. Judging begins Tuesday, March 6th. Jury nights: 3/06: Student Category, SVA 3rd Floor, […]

Kickstarting Poe: an Independent Feature from Michael Sporn

March 12th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

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It’s not often that we can be a part of a feature project, unless we’re one of the artists behind the film.  That’s one of the amazing things about Kickstarter – it allows one to play a small but ever so crucial role in bringing an idea to life.  Here’s one such campaign from one of New York’s finest filmmakers, Michael Sporn.  Dave Levy has written a wonderful article on the campaign, for his Animondays […]

Workshop Announcement – Writing for Children’s TV: The Spec Script

March 12th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

For all you aspiring writers – here’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about writing for children’s television from our writer friend, Pammy Salmon! As part of the West Side Y’s “Writer’s Voice” program, I will be teaching Writing for Children’s TV: The Spec Script. Students will learn how to write a “spec” script based on an existing show to gain an understanding of the genre, have a writing sample necessary for the industry, and […]

Too Art for TV: Now taking artist submissions

March 10th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

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Too Art for TV 6, a massive gallery show in New York for the Animation Industry, is currently accepting artist submissions. Each year, Too Art highlights the personal fine art works of animation industry artists in an attempt to bridge the gap between fine and applied art. Information regarding submissions can be found at: http://bunnycutlet.com/submitTOO6.html Deadline to submit is March 17th, 2012.

“The Productive” Opening Party

March 6th, 2012 by dayna 1 Comment »

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Article by Tristian Goik. Why do people get together?  Is it to find solace?  Is it to talk about the return of “Community?”  Or is it so they can bum a cigarette?  We may never know the answer to these important questions, but I thought about it while attending the opening cocktail reception of The Productive. The idea behind this exposed brick and hardwood floor loft would be that certain people need a space to […]

SLIMQUICK ads by Buzzco Associates

March 5th, 2012 by Emmett 1 Comment »

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(Warning: anything said about this product does not reflect the opinion of the author, Buzzco Associates or ASIFA-East.) This week’s Viewseum entries come via Candy Kugel of Buzzco Associates. The ads are simple yet playfully humorous while successfully selling the product. The simple black, white and blue design successfully conveys a sly sense of humor suggesting the needs and uses of SLIMQUICK.                 The ads were animated by Candy, […]

Who Decides the ASIFA-East Film Festival Winners? YOU Decide!

March 5th, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

The time is now!  Your presence is needed. As an ASIFA-East member, YOU are eligible to participate and vote in our juror screenings to select the winners of the 2012 ASIFA-East Film Festival!  YOU get to decide.  YOU judge the films.  Not fully paid up?  Not a member?  No problemo!  You can join or renew at the door. Or online at http://www.asifaeast.com/Join-Renew.htm. Judging begins Tuesday, March 6th. Jury nights: 3/06: Student Category, SVA 3rd Floor, […]

Updated Jury Screening Nights to Vote in the 2012 ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival

March 1st, 2012 by dayna No Comments »

All ASIFA-East members are kindly requested to participate in our jury nights to select the winners of the 2012 ASIFA-East Animated Film Festival! Join or renew your membership online or at the door: http://www.asifaeast.com/Join-Renew.htm Judging begins Tuesday, March 6th. Jury nights: 3/06: Student Category, SVA 3rd Floor, Amphitheater 3/08: Experimental, Music Video, Educational, and Commissioned Category, SVA 3rd Floor, Amphitheater 3/13: Independent Category, SVA 3rd Floor, Amphitheater All current ASIFA-East members are eligible and strongly […]