4th Annual Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational Screening is happening this Friday.
This animation screening is curated by Max and our great friend, Phil, a professor from Towson University.
More info below…
Friday November 20th, 2014
Falvey Hall Auditorium – MICA Brown Center
1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD
$5 ticket price
FREE for students (with valid student ID), University faculty/staff, and
Friends of the Maryland Film Festival
The 4th Annual Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational returns to the MICA Brown Center with a radical variety of international, independent short animations. Curated by Phil Davis (Towson University) and Max Porter (Maryland Institute College of Art); including narrative, experimental, and music video work made with a variety of techniques ranging from stop motion, hand drawn, to CGI. Come out for a night of weird and beautiful animation and cast your vote for the audience choice award!
Over the weekend was an intensive animation workshop with the MFA Illustration students at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Monday was a full day of crit. (Although most students were half sleeping due to staying up all night animating. Sorry.)
In middle of that was a lunch time lecture in the Lazarus auditorium.
One of the talented students, Shreyas Krishnan made a lovely drawing of me. HOW NICE! I always draw people but I don’t get many people drawing me, so that made me extremely happy.
MFA Illustration was tweeting during the lecture and I only read them at 7pm, after I went home and did some work. Made me think…maybe it’s about time for me to get a smart phone so I can interact in “real time”.
MICA animation department welcomed Joseph Gilland for lecture & workshop.
Based on Joe’s book, “Elmental Magic”, he talked about classical hand-drawn special effects like water, fire, pixie dust and such. Tomorrow, we’re going to conduct various experiments with materials and shoot slow-motion to study, analyze and have fun.
It’s been a real interesting experience.
Joe passionately talking about splash.
Students enjoying Joe’s talk.
Max Porter & Phil Davis present…
Sweaty Eyeballs showcase of International Animation!
Tomorrow night at 7:30pm. MICA Falvey Hall.
The film list can be seen via website.
Thank you all for coming. It was a packed theater on Friday night! Hooray! The audience award will be announced shortly
Phew! My first semester as a part-time faculty at MICA is over. Max’s 2nd year as a full-time is over.
Time flew by so quickly…
It was a great semester and it was a fun way to end the last day by throwing Jamy his retirement party.
Jamy…you’ll be greatly missed.
If you live in Baltimore/ Washington DC area, come to MICA senior show.
Sunday May 11th, 3pm~5pm @Falvey Hall, Maryland Institute College of Art
Then what’s next….? SUMMER!