The 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Technology is coming up in July!
SIGGRAPH is one of the largest conventions for technological achievements in Visual Effects and Animation with some of the world’s leading animation and visual effects companies in attendance every year. WETA Digital, ILM, Disney, Pixar, Sony Imageworks, Laika and Pixomondo are some of the studios that held panels and talks about their recent films at the conference last year. Anyone interested in animation or visual effects can attend the conference and get insights to the work of the biggest companies and their newest technological achievements. More information about the conference can be found on the SIGGRAPH website.
SIGGRAPH 2013 will be held July 21st through July 25th at the Anaheim Convention Center. Ticket prices vary depending on the conference registration category, but students get a significant discount for any type of pass. For more information on the fees, visit the registration fees page.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the spring 2013 Page One event a great success! Academy of Art students read their literary compositions to an audience of students and faculty in the Academy of Art Library on Friday, April 26. The writing categories included fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry/spoken word. A panel of judges, consisting of Liberal Arts Instructors & Librarians, evaluated the performances and named a first place and second place winner in each of the three categories. Each first place winner will receive a $100 cash prize, and each second place winner will receive a $50 cash prize. The Page One event is supported by the Liberal Arts department and the Library.
Drum roll please…
The FIRST place winners were:
1st place in fiction: Amber Patton
1st place in creative non-fiction: Nick Comney
1st place in poetry/spoken word: Roman Medjanov
And the SECOND place winners were:
2nd place in fiction: Jared Rosmarin
2nd place in creative non-fiction: Meriem Bousnah
2nd place in poetry/spoken word: Jonah Ben Amotz
Special thanks to all the event volunteers:
Margaret Fuller, Heather Hollinger, Claudia Holm, Daniel Kaufman, and Ryan McFadden.
Academy of Art University and Tea Time Animation Club present Connections and Critiques Event at The Walt Disney Family Museum!
This is a great opportunity for animation and visual development students to get feedback on their reel and find connections in the industry. The event will be held at The Walt Disney Family Museum on Monday, April 29th from 6:30pm until 10:00pm. Academy of Art is providing buses from 620 Sutter Street for students attending the event.
Hey creative writers! Join us this Friday, April 26th at 6:00pm for this year’s PAGE ONE event!
Page One is a literary performance competition held in the AAU Library where students can win cash prizes and recognition for their exceptionally creative submissions! Also, Liberal Arts instructors will be giving their students extra credit for participation. Cash prizes are $100 for first place in each category and $50 for second place in each category. There will also be free snacks and beverages!
The event works like this… Students write one page or the equivalent of 5 minutes spoken (written before the day of the event) in one of three categories: Poetry/Spoken Word, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction. (No musical performances are allowed.) A panel of judges (consisting of Liberal Arts instructors) will evaluate performances based on the following criteria: originality, language, presentation and clarity of subject. After all the presentations, votes will be tallied, winners announced, and prize money will be given out to the first and second place finishers in each category.
Ten people may sign up for each category, and sign-up sheets are available now in the Library at the circulation desk. BE SURE TO SIGN UP BEFORE 6pm ON FRIDAY!!
Page One will take place on Friday, April 26th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the AAU Library. That’s on the 6th floor of the 180 New Montgomery St. building.
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We have a new fashion magazine called Style.com in the library this week. Style’s web site describes it as “Covering the world of fashion, designers, models, celebrities, beauty, and shopping. Comprehensive runway reviews, images, videos and more.” You will find it featured at the Reference Desk for the next couple of weeks.
Next month should see the arrival of about a dozen new magazines to our collection. Most of them were requested by the Landscape Architecture and Interior Design Departments, but we may also be getting new items related to our other majors So watch this space for more information!
The AAU Comic Book Club is hosting a costume contest/live model sketching op/all-around good time this Sunday: the Villain’s Masquerade! Come dressed in your finest villainous (or heroic) gear if you want to participate in the costume contest, and be ready to sketch live models dressed as comic book villains. You can also take reference photos of the models. The event will be held at Powell Bradley Hall and will run from noon until 6 PM on Sunday, April 21.
Want to brush up on your sketching skills beforehand? We’ve got a lot of great resources on the topic:
This database is a great resource for people researching fashion history, the fashion of a particular country or region, the evolution of textiles and patterns, and much, much more! The library’s subscription to BFL includes access to:
Over 7,000 fashion-related images from encyclopedias, museums, and special collections.
Over 100 new and classic books on fashion.
Full access to the 10-volume Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.
We’re very excited to have this new database, and we hope that you enjoy using it!
Miss Russia, ca. 1930, wearing a version of the Russian headdress known as a kokoshnik, ca. 1925. Getty Images.
Disney is now accepting applications for Summer 2013 internships!
Disney has been offering great opportunities for college and university students for many years with their internship program in such disciplines as modeling, rigging, animation, lighting look development and many more. Internships will be held at their Burbank studio starting Monday, June 17, 2013.
The deadline for domestic applications is April 16, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST. For more information and full application guidelines, please visit the Disney Animation Studios website.
You probably won’t be surprised to learn that librarians are huge fans of libraries. We like libraries on Facebook, we follow libraries on Pinterest, we forward each other interesting articles about libraries. We really, really, really like libraries! And we want everyone to like libraries as much as we do.
That’s why we’ve put together our new Other Bay Area Libraries page. We’ve got a great art-and-design-centric collection here at the Academy of Art University Library, but we know that there are times when your research needs and areas of interest will be broader than that. If we don’t have what you need, another library probably will!
Not in the Bay Area? You can use this Library Finder to locate a public library near you!
Downton-mania has been sweeping the nation for the past three years, and I’m sure that you or someone you know has been affected by it! PBS just showed the shocking final episode of this wildly popular British drama’s Season 3, and shooting for Season 4 will reportedly begin this month.
If you haven’t watched it yet (or maybe you just want to watch it again), we’ve got the full run – Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3! Check them out at the Circulation Desk.
And for those who haven’t seen this gem yet (all three of you), behold:
You’re welcome. Remember to check our New DVDs list often – we get great new movies, documentaries, and educational films all the time!