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Head of Instructional Media ~ Animation Lab Coordinator

Visiting Artist, Jodie Mack @ Northern All Ages



Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:00pmSun Beam

 Jodie Mack is an independent moving-image practitioner, curator, and historian-in-training who received her MFA in film, video, and new media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and currently teaches animation at Dartmouth College. Combining the formal techniques and structures of abstract/absolute animation with those of cinematic genres, her handmade films use collage to explore the relationship between graphic cinema and storytelling, the tension between form and meaning. Mack’s 16mm films have screened at a variety of venues including the Anthology Film Archives, Images Festival, Los Angeles Filmforum, Onion City Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, and the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.

Summer Class: The Fine Art of Handmade Animated Film

Direct Animation Film StripLooking for a fun hands-on class this summer?

In direct animation, a century-old camera-less form, artists use painting, scratching and myriad techniques not recommended by manufacturers to animate on motion picture film. It is an analog art that offers experiential escape from increasingly digital visual cultures. In this intensive hands-on class students will practice numerous methods of direct animation, have opportunities to invent their own techniques and create lots of footage in a short time, while studying genre masters like Len Lye, Norman McLaren, and Barbel Neubauer. For final presentations students will explore analog and digital methods for presenting their work in a grand, celebratory projection performance extravaganza.

Click here for the official catalog listing.

Alumni Animation

Want to see what alumni are doing with their Evergreen experience?

Checkout the work of Marina, animation & science graduate, and previous animation lab aide now based out of Brooklyn New York.  Marina studied animation with faculty Ruth Hayes learning 2D animation techniques paired with After Effects.

If you want to see more, visit our Student & Alumni page.

Spring 2013 Consulting Hours

Weekly Open Consulting Hours:Trevor's White Board Drawing

Have a technical issue, need some assistance with your project? The Animation Consultant is available in the Multimedia Lab during this time to answer your questions regarding animation production and the use of our facilities. If you cannot make the regular consulting times please contact us via email.

Email Animation Staff

Ariana, the MML Intern, is also regularly available during work hours Monday – Friday for consultation.


Mondays ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm (MAGGIE)

Tuesdays ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm (TREVOR)

Thursdays ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm (TREVOR)


29th Annual Olympia Film Festival & Consuming Spirits

The 29th Annual Olympia Film Festival 

November 9th – 18th

Student Pass: $30 (With I.D.) Includes pass photo. Entitles bearer to all events excluding Special Events*.

Not to be missed, featured animated film at this year’s festival:

Consuming Spirits

Directed by: Chris Sullivan

  • November 15th
  • Capitol Theater
  • 6:00 pm
  • 136 minutes
  • General Admission – $10 – Student/Member – $7

Northern Flickers Localoops Film Show

Northern Flickers invite you to come see:

LocaLoops & Persian Pickles

A night of experimental animation in glorious 16mm film from near and far Thursday, October 18 at 7pm, at Northern, Downtown Olympia

(note *new! entrance on 5th St. side)

Free for all, and donations welcomed too.

Featuring a live five-projector performance of new handmade sixteen-millimeter loops by local Oly luminaries Linda Busta, Devon Damonte, Jason Gutz, Ruth Hayes, Jim Hill, Kevin Jacobs, Meesh Rheault Miller, and Eric Sarai, with sound by Sarai and Peter Randlette.

Plus new produce “Persian Pickles” from Jodie Mack and a correspondence film “Imperceptihole” by Robert Todd and Lori Felker. Keen-eyed NFlix viewers may recall that Jodie & Rob and Lori are all veterans of the first ever Northern Flickers show (2 years ago this month!), so this is kind of like our ‘comeback special’ in the fab new space. And still more – the world premiere of “Exquisitive Corpuscle” so far! Hope you can join us.