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4th Annual Sweaty Eyeballs!!!!

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
7:30 PM
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!

Lunch Time Talk @MICA MFA Illustration

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”.

Joseph Gilland’s workshop at MICA

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.

Spring Semester is Over!

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!