Thursday, October 29, 2009

Academic resources for students

Here is the schedule of tutoring happening in the Learning Lab. You don't need an appointment or an RSVP. On the grid locate the topic in which you need tutoring. Show up at the time when that topic is offered.

Here is the chart of the computer labs and when there are no classes being held in them. Feel free to use them to the fullest to get your projects done!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Guest speaker: Tara Steink - Creative Talent Network

Don't forget that Tara Steink from the Creative Talent Network (CTN) is coming to Ai THIS THURSDAY from 12:00-1:00 in room 164 to give us the details about the massive CTN ANIMATION EXPO in Burbank Nov. 20-22. You can attend for 1 or 2 or all 3 days.

If getting a job in this industry is important to you, you had better make it to this event!

-Eric Van Hamersveld

CONTEST: Mascot Design Competition
Deadline is December 15th
Top prize is $1000 !!!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Volunteer at the CTN Animation Expo

The CTN*Animation Expo
Nov 20-22, 2009
The Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
“The Toon Town Capital of the World”
Burbank, Calif 91505 USA
Phone 800 604 2238 (USA toll free)

As a volunteer of the CTN Animation Expo, you will become an integral part in building the animation community at this one of kind event that, once a year, brings together the many creative elements of the animation art form whether digital or drawn. Our mission is to mutually benefit the animation artist, games, education, film and video communities and the individuals in those communities by providing a collaborative arena to promote the betterment and future growth both locally and internationally---and have some FUN doing it.

Volunteers Needed:

• Booth Buddies

• The VIP Green Room Attendants

• Registration Desk

• Demonstration Area

• Door Monitors

• Talent Buddies

• Information Booth

• Gallery and Display Areas

• Portfolio Review Room

• Panels and Speaker Rooms

• Media Room

Volunteers gain priveledged access to go behind the scenes and work as an integral part of the crew at this amazing event. This experience gives you the opportunity to meet and learn directly from industry professionals, artists, and teachers while assisting expo attendees and supporting programs and events throughout the weekend. As a Volunteer, you have admission to all programs, receptions, and many special events, including résumé and portfolio reviews, and presentations to the best talent in the animation business from yesterday, today and tomorrow.

I encourage you to apply! Become a part of the fastest growing expo specifically focused on the animation community held in the #1 market, Burbank California. I hope you'll join us for a whole new Student Volunteer experience!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Free Pizza and "Titan Maximum"

Tuesday Oct 20
lunch 12-1pm in room 164!
Lesley Padien will bring some sculpts and describe her work on the show "Titan Maximum"

Be there!


FREE Saturday life drawing workshops!

This weekend (October 17th) Wei Xu will begin a 12 hour FREE life drawing workshop. The workshops will be 4 hours over 3 weeks. Workshops will be in Saturday, room 286, 1pm-5pm. Wei Xu has been teaching in our VGP program for some time now and is an excellent artist.

This is your chance to take advantage of FREE life drawing and get your drawing skills up to par. If you are a beginner this is a great chance to get better, if you are an old pro at drawing you can advantage of the free hours.

The session this weekend will focus on facial features and gestures.

This workshop will be held over 4 days: Oct 17th, 24th, 31st.

Workshops are open to students and faculty.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SDAFF: "Animation: The Illusion of Life"

Greetings Ai students & faculty members. This is Sam Chen, Animation Programmer for the San Diego Asian Film Festival, and Ai animation instructor. It's that time of the year again. 2009 is our 10th year anniversary, and once again, we have a stellar lineup of amazing animated short films from all over the world in a 90-minute program we call Animation: The Illusion Of Life. Once again, Ai has been invited as one of the co-presenter for this exciting program. Here are the dates & time:

2:30 PM Sat, Oct 17
7:15 PM Wed, Oct 21
7:00 PM Tue, Oct 27 (Ai Night. Contact Jason Katsoff for tickets)

Notice the 3rd screening (Tues Oct 27 7:00pm) is Ai Night, where I'll be hosting one of my classes as a field trip. It would be great if we could fill up the theater with tons of Ai students & staffers. But if you cannot attend the 3rd screening, we encourage you to attend one of the other screenings with your friends and family.

This year, our lineup features winning films from the Student Academy Awards, Siggraph, Annecy, Ottawa Animation, and many more prestigeous festivals world-wide. We're sure you'll be entertained and inspired by the eclectic selection of amazing animation we've put together for you.

For tickets to the Tuesday Oct 27 7pm screening, please contact Jason Katsoff. For other screenings, please visit the link provided above. We look forward to Ai's continuing support of our film festival and our popular Animation Program.

Thank you all! See you at the festival!

Cheers,Sam Chen
SDAFF Animation Programmer & Ai Animation Instructor

The 10th San Diego Asian Film Festival
Oct 15-29, 2009
Mission Valley Hazard Center