Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH & ASIFA Present Exploring "The Animator's Survival Kit" with Richard Williams

October 20, 2008 6:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts
Sponsored by LAIKA
Thursday,October 30, 2008
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
Registration 6:00 pm
Presentation 6:30pm to 8:00pm
About the Speaker
Richard Williams is a three-time Academy Award winner. He has received Oscars for Special Achievement and Visual Effects as the director of animation on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988), and for his short film “A Christmas Carol” (1971).
Born in Toronto, Richard Williams became one of the finest animation filmmakers of the late twentieth century and has been a mentor to countless others.
Williams began his animation work in the states at United Productions of America in the 1950s, and became friends with Chuck Jones. He emigrated to Spain and then to England in 1955. In 1958 Williams won The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, (BAFTA) award for his work on “The Little Island.” Williams went on to direct the Academy Award-winning “A Christmas Carol” (1971). During the 1970s, his London-based studio created scores of stunningly crafted, award-winning commercials, titles, short films, and television specials. Not content with these successes, Williams then went on to hire veteran animators from the Disney studio’s “Golden Age” and from Warner Bros. Cartoons, most notably Grim Natwick (Snow White), Art Babbitt (Fantasia), and Ken Harris (Bugs Bunny). He also learned from his friends Milt Kahl (Pinocchio, The Jungle Book), and Frank Thomas (Bambi, Cinderella).
A distillation of his acquired knowledge went into the animation he directed for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and, most recently, into an unparalleled and indispensable series of instructional DVD Master Classes based on his bestselling book “The Animator’s Survival Kit,“ published in 2000 by Farber & Farber. There are over 350 specially animated examples intercut with his 4-day Master Class filmed at Blue Sky Studios in New York.
For further information please see:
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building,
Room 104
705 North Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97212


Limited Street Parking is available, Carpooling Recommended
This event is FREE to Cascade SIGGRAPH & ASIFA Chapter members;
$5.00 public;
Light refreshments will be served
Please RSVP to cascadesiggraph ( at ) gmail (dot) com
by November 10th
so that we can plan for attendance.
Annual Cascade SIGGRAPH chapter membership may be purchased at the door:
$25 professionals, $18 for students.
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