414 1/2 Legion Way
Open Daily during regular coffee cart hours ~ Bar Francis hours
For the entire month of July, witness a motley assortment of:
- handmade, camera-free movie film loops (and related graphalia)
- homages and maps to Olympia’s historic “Marker Trees”
- The Hard Rubber Washi Company (of Ol, Washi-ton)
- and More! – some available for purchase even!
Sunday, July 14th from 6-8 pm
- come early to meet Devon’s Mom!
- movies shall be shown for anybody who’s there when it gets dark
- there may be songs sung and words read aloud
- Washi Shall Be Sold
- surely some kinds of refreshments, please join us
Performance / Show / Party:
Wednesday, July 24th at 7 pm
Presenting a spectacle of student and faculty work in dazzling handmade motion graphics
A grand celebration marking the last day of The Fine Art of Handmade Animated Film, an historic intensive five-week immersion adventure in direct animation taught by Ruth Hayes and Devon Damonte at the mighty Evergreen State College this summer
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 – at the Northwest Film Forum
The Pacific Northwest has more than its share of curious creatures.
This series of animated films, curated by Tess Martin, showcases the relationship between humans and the natural world in the wet and wild city of Seattle. Whales, owls, bumblebees, frogs, cats, dogs and the hairy forest-dwelling giant known as Bigfoot inhabit these flights of fancy created by award-winning members of the Seattle Experimental Animation Team, themselves a rare breed: truly independent creators who push the boundaries of animation.
On Wednesday, 6/12, all animation labs will be closed until the start of summer session. All files will be deleted from computer stations. Please backup files before then, or make arrangements with staff in advance.
Thanks for a great year!
Monday, May 27th, campus will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Please note that all production facilities, including the animation labs, will be closed.
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE
Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7:00pm
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.
Looking 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.
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.
Weekly Open Consulting Hours:
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)
We have updated our animation capture software from Dragon Stop Motion, to the new and improved Dragon Frame. It is recommended that you not open older projects into DF if possible, but if do and encounter issues please send us a detailed note.
Most frequently used features are essentially the same. To learn more checkout the provided tutorials here, Dragon Frame Tutorials