• Have you registered for the Creative Talent Network’s Animation eXpo?

    By David.Derks on August 26, 2014
    Early bird pricing for this terrific annual event ends August 31st. The greatest gathering of animation talent on the planet comes to the City of Burbank from Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd. There is no other event where you can meet so many animation industry icons under one roof. Make contacts, learn new techniques and meet with recruiters. […]
  • Kim Jung Gi Book Signing Event Tonight at the Center Stage Gallery!

    By David.Derks on August 6, 2014
    Co-Hosted by Stuart Ng Books, the Center Stage Gallery is hosting a book signing with the awesome and prolific artist, Kim Jung Gi!  There There will be networking, book signing as well as refreshments.  This will take the place of our regularly scheduled Wednesday Uninstructed Sketch Night. So come join us tonight from 7-10pm! For more information, to RSVP, or […]
  • Members of ASIFA Enjoy An Evening with Cartoon Saloon

    By David.Derks on August 1, 2014
    The Kilkenny, Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon animation studio gave a presentation on Tuesday night at Woodbury University in Burbank, California. This was the same presentation that Cartoon Saloon gave at the 2014 Comic-Con International in San Diego the previous week, repeated for ASIFA-Hollywood members before Cartoon Saloon went back to Ireland. The presentation was on Cartoon Saloon’s second theatrical animated feature, Song of the […]
  • From ASIFA-Hollywood’s YouTube Channel: A Tribute to Daws Butler

    By David.Derks on June 28, 2014
    Back in July of 2003, ASIFA-Hollywood invited members to discover the many talents of a person who became an icon in animation and inspired an entire generation of voice actors: Daws Butler. Hosted by Joe Bevilacqua, the event included special guests June Foray (Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Witch Hazel and Granny), Corey Burton (Justice League, Captain Hook, etc) and Nancy […]
  • Workshop at the Center Stage Gallery: Storyboarding and Film Analysis with Steve Hickner

    By David.Derks on June 13, 2014
    The construction of a motion picture uses filmmaking “grammar” in the same way that a book relies on written grammar. In this intensive, fast-track talk, Steve Hickner covers basic and advanced filmmaking principles and techniques that will help any artist improve their work. From step one fundamentals like aspect ratios to more complex techniques to help focus the audience’s eye, […]
  • Workshop at the Center Stage Gallery: Eric Goldberg

    By David.Derks on June 1, 2014
    Join Eric Goldberg as he discusses tried-and-true traditional methods from the hand-drawn world, and how they can be applied to today’s high-tech, whiz-bang 3D computer animation. Gain exposure to 90 years of animation tips and techniques in this one day conversation with this amazing creator. Topics include designing and animating shapes, timing scenes with exposure sheets, layout workbooks, animating to […]
  • KLIK! Animation Festival Delights Members of ASIFA-Hollywood

    By David.Derks on May 28, 2014
    Last Friday, members of the KLIK! Animation Festival from Amsterdam presented the very best from the 2013 edition of the event. The festival is an annual celebration of all that is animation. Held in room E-100, Woodbury University’s new state-of-the-art screening facility, the festival organizers introduced their films to a full house that included a hilarious remake of the classic […]
  • “Dutch Delights!” Best of the KLIK Animation Festival

    By David.Derks on May 11, 2014
    KLIK is a major European animation festival that has organized a West Coast tour to introduce itself to the animation communities on the West Coast. The program will feature many award-winning shorts and will include titles such as Fata Morgana, Canal, Through You, Little Freak, Snapshot, Leaving Home, Junkyard, End Trip, Btik, and Things You Better Not Mix Up. The […]
  • There’s Still Time for Register Early for 2014 #CTNX

    By David.Derks on April 9, 2014
    The CTN Animation eXpo (CTNX) comes to the city of Burbank once again from Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd. Early Bird ticket pricing ends April 15th.  CTNX takes place at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center, conveniently located across the street from the Burbank Airport and Amtrak Station. Discounted parking at the hotel will be available. ASIFA members will […]
  • Texas Honors #Tex #Avery With Tex Avery Day

    By David.Derks on February 26, 2014
    February 22nd has been declared a local holiday by the animation legend’s hometown of Taylor, Texas. Celebrating the creator of Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters, Tex was born in Taylor in 1908. Last week, the city honored him with a Texas State Historical Marker, screened some of his cartoons and unveiled a portrait. The special event took place […]