Help The Productive Bring Coworking to the NYC Animation Community

January 4th, 2012 by dayna

I love the concept of coworking studios.  Many have sprouted up throughout New York City over the last few years, but I’m very much looking forward to the opening of The Productive.  Coworking studios are places where freelancers can go to work on their projects, outside of their home environment, and amongst fellow freelancers.  They are great places for networking and collaboration with other artists and small business owners.  NYC Animator Susan Godfrey has founded […]

Great Advice for the New Year

January 3rd, 2012 by dayna

Happy New Year, everyone!  Fellow business-woman Stephanie Yuhas has written a wonderful article chock full of advice on getting paid as an artist.  I think there’s something in there for all of us, and so I wanted to pass it along to you!

ASIFA-East Presents Inside Sesame Street

January 2nd, 2012 by dayna


ASIFA-East Presents Inside Sesame Street January 12th, 2012, 7pm SVA, 3rd Floor Amphiteatre 209 East 23rd Street, NYC Admission: Free Have you ever wondered how to get to Sesame Street?  Join ASIFA-East for a fun and informative panel discussion on the inner workings of Sesame Workshop.  Meet the artists and producers responsible for creating the digital assets that bring the Sesame Street Muppets to life.  The panel will be moderated by Justin Simonich with special […]

Ocean Waves

January 2nd, 2012 by dayna


Article by Tristian Goik. I suppose I went to a Studio Ghibli film festival, rather than a Miyazaki one.  I had just discovered that Tomomi Mochizuki directed an anime from that studio.   It is an adaptation of one of the novels of the late Saeko Himuro.  And I realized that this film, from two people from the same part of Japan (the Hokkaidō Prefuncture), was so similar to what I see in New York, except […]

ASIFA East Auction 2011

December 27th, 2011 by Katie


On December 20th ASIFA East hosted our biennial animation art auction. The auction funds go towards supporting our festival and cover the cost of using The New School space as well as sandwiches and wine that we all enjoy afterward, and a toast to the coming summer and year in animation. This year’s selection of artwork had especially wonderful pieces. The turn out was not huge but made the whole event somehow more funny and […]

Happy Holidays…

December 25th, 2011 by Emmett

Happy Holidays by Dayna Gonzalez

…from all of us at ASIFA-East. For the Viewseum’s first Holiday occasion, here are two clips: one from the past, and one from the present. The first is a set of Holiday identifications made for Nickelodeon by Curious Pictures, submitted by Robert Lyons. The clips are traditionally animated, and feature techniques such as back-lit art, lens filter effects, water color in time lapse, motion control camera moves, and in-camera multiple exposures. Very simple and very warm. […]

ASIFA-East Animation Art Auction Teaser! Original Little Mermaid Drawing by her original Character Designer, Dan Haskett!

December 19th, 2011 by Linda


(Linda Beck) Little Mermaid Original Pencil Drawing by original Ariel Character Designer Dan Haskett You may have heard of some other films and tv shows Dan had a little something to do with: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, The Simpsons, Sesame Street, The Prince of Egypt, Mulan, and Animaniacs!  You can say that you have the artwork of an EMMY WINNER on your wall.  

ASIFA-East Animation Art Auction Teaser! Original Sesame Street Art!

December 18th, 2011 by Linda


(Linda Beck) Production proofs for some of the Sesame Street books that went to print in Japan on the Sesame English project.

ASIFA-East Animation Art Auction Teaser! Adult Swim T-Shirt!

December 18th, 2011 by Linda


(Linda Beck) Size X-Large.

ASIFA-East Animation Art Auction Teaser! Rugrats Cel!

December 17th, 2011 by Linda


(Linda Beck)