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Cool Places & Spaces June 2012

1. Cine Gear Expo

Cine Gear Expo LA


Dates: June 1-3, 2012
Location:The Studios at Paramount
Hollywood, CA

This entertainment industry event is in its 16th year and caters specifically to the film, video and digital media industry. In addition to the product expo, the four-day conference offers master class seminars, film competition, 3D technology symposium, and a content development workshop. (Information about Cine Gear Expo event from

2. Conservation Photography Workshop 

Date: Sunday, June 3,2012

Time: 1:00p to 4:00p

Location: Golden Gate Park: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

About: In this workshop you will be taken through the steps of setting up Adobe Lightroom for the first time all.It will be presented in a way that it can be useful no matter what your level of photographic expertise. We will cover the basic features of the library mode and how to organize your collection including the use of external drives.

Event information about conservation photography workshop from:


Location: Annecy, France

Dates: June 4 – 9, 2012

To find out more click on the link below:
Walt Disney Animation Studios Schedule of Events


Dates: June 5-7, 2012

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA

One of the world’s largest computer and video game trade shows, this is the place the industry gathers to show off new products and get a first look at the competition. This event is only open to professionals in the interactive entertainment industry. (Information about Cine Gear Expo event from

5. Design Week AIGA SF

June 11-17, 2012

About:Since 2006, AIGA San Francisco has organized San Francisco Design Week as a way to reach out to a diverse community of over 20,000 Bay Area design professionals as well as local businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, students, the design-savvy public, tourists, and more. AIGA SF will be partnering with the San Francisco chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), and Adobe Systems, to sponsor a full week of events highlighting the diversity and professionalism of the design community around the bay. (Information for AIGA SF Design Week from

6. Los Angeles Film Festival

Date:June 14-24, 2012
Los Angeles, CA

Film Independent hosts the Los Angeles Film Festival, and is the producers of the Spirit Awards and Project:Involve. The festival attracts independent filmmakers from all over the world, as well as Hollywood celebrities and executives of major motion picture studios.

7. Pixar Artists’ Masterclass Tour

Jun 22/23 Chicago
Illinois, USA
Jun 29/30 Seattle
Washington, USA
Jul 13/14 Miami
Florida, USA
Jul 27/28 Toronto
Ontario, Canada
Sep 28/29 Vancouver
BC, Canada

For more info visit Website:

 Artists from Pixar are coming to teach in: Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Toronto, and Vancouver!

VanArts presents a Character Animation & Story Development masterclass, taught by instructors from Pixar Animation Studios.

information about Pixar Artists’ Masterclass from: World Network)


Dates: July 12 – 15, 2012

Location: SAN DIEGO Convention Center

111 W. Harbor Dr.

San Diego, CA 92101

To find out more click on the link below:

Animation of the Month June 2012

Animation of the Month for June 2012
Uploaded by:
Bissigo Ricco

Alma is a wonderful animation that I found on YouTube while looking at animations people created. I really like the story within the animation. The sound effects and music fit it nicely. I don’t want to give the story away so go watch below. Alma is one of my favorite animations to watch on!
(If the video window is not working just click on the link below to watch.) 

Cool Places & Spaces May 2012

Cool Places & Spaces to Check Out for May 2012

Down below are links to interesting animation websites & events:

*1. Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

If you want to check out some really creative and unique animated films from around the world check it out by going to the link below.

“May 08 to May 13, 2012 around 1,000 of the best animated films worldwide, representing the whole spectrum of the genre, will be shown at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. The Festival focuses on artistic animated film and the support of young talents. Prize money more then 70,000 Euros is awarded in nine competition categories.”-event info from:

* 2. Cartoon Art Museum

655 Mission St. San Francisco,Ca

If you have an interest in cartoon art the Cartoon Art Museum is the place & space to check out. They have numerous event coming up for this month that include:

Celebrating 35 Years of Star Wars Comic Books: An Evening with Howard Chaykin and Steve Leialoha
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm
$7 General Public; Two-for-one admission
for Cartoon Art Museum members
(for more info about this event go to:

– Avengers Assemble!
May 12 – October 21, 2012

La Raza Comica: A celebration of the Latino-American experience in the Comic Arts

May 5 – September 30, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, May 4, 7:00-9:00pm
Reception is free and open to the public
– Cinco de Mayo marks the opening date for a major art exhibition focusing on Latinos in comics:  La Raza Comica: A Celebration of the Latino American Experience in the Comic Arts. – (Info from

All information in regards to Cartoon Art Museum is from:
To check out all the events that has to offer click on the link below and enjoy:

*3. The Walt Disney Family Museum

104 Montgomery Street  San Francisco, California 94129
(415) 345-6800

For May 2012 The Walt Disney Family Museum has numerous events:
Screening & Discussions
-Film of the Month: May 1- May 31
The Story of Robin Hood and Merrie Men
1pm-4pm(daily except Tues and May 5, 19 and 20

-Saturday May 19th
The Disney Treatment: Walt’s Version of Classic Stories
3pm Theater

-Friday May 25, Saturday May 26, Sunday May 27
Look Closer: Vintage Live Action Movie Posters
1pm & 3pm Theater Lobby

There are also Classes & Activities:
-Saturday May 12,Sunday May 13
Disney Discoveries
1pm -3pm Learning Center Art Studio

-Saturday May 19
Voice-over: Basic Acting & Characer/Voice Development
Class1 10am-1pm Learning Center Media Studio
Class2 2pm-5pm Learning Center Media Studio

-Saturday May 26
Teen Animation 1.0
10am-2pm Learning Center

All information in regards to the Walt Disney Family Museum is from:

*4. SF Fine Art Fair
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May 17-20
Festival Pavillion, Fort Mason Center
May 16: Opening Preview, benefiting Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

As a proud cultural partner, ArtSpan will host a media booth at the SF Fine Art Fair with a postcard display from SF Open Studios Artists.
Passes are available online for ArtSpan supporters.

Stop by for a visit and make your own SF Open Studio art button!

About: The San Francisco Fine Art Fair (SFFAF) returns for a third year in 2012 as one of the highlights in the Bay Area for contemporary art. Select from 5,000 significant works of art from 400 respected artists all presented by 70+ prominent galleries worldwide.-(Information from

*5.  artMRKT

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May 17-20
Concourse Exhibition Center, 620 7th Street
May 17: Opening Preview benefiting the de Young & Legion of Honor

ArtSpan is pleased to be a cultural partner forartMRKT, which will feature 70+ highly reputable galleries from around the globe. Passes available for ArtSpan supporters:
Opening Night Party Pass
1 Day Tickets

About: artMRKT San Francisco, the Bay Area’s premier contemporary and modern art fair will feature 70 highly reputable galleries from around the globe, bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists and galleries to San Francisco.-(Information from

*6. June 2,2012 AIGA San Francisco Portfolio Day

The San Francisco chapter of AIGA invites you to Portfolio Day. Known as the best portfolio review on the West Coast, this is an opportunity for students to get valuable one-on-one feedback on their portfolio and career goals from some of the Bay Area’s best designers. Over 90 top Bay Area designers will serve as reviewers.

-You will receive your personalized Portfolio Day schedule on June 2 when you check in. You will receive four reviews and we will ensure that you receive at least one of your top four requested choices. Because each reviewer has only 4 or 8 reviews slots each, only that many students can see them during the day.

-You may bring your portfolio in book form, or load your images on a laptop and bring that with you. There will be wifi available. For more info about this event go to the link below. The info above about this event is from the website.