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AEPDX presents The Burst!


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Another great event from the ADPDX brain trust, pushing some collaboration unlike anything we’ve seen in a while.  It’s The Burst!
The Burst is a rather unique spin the bottle between Portland’s top Illustrators and Motion Designers. We’re giving teams an entire week to collaborate and show Portland what they are made of. Each randomly paired up team (1 Illustrator and 1 Motion Designer) has exactly 1 week to put their heads together to design and animate a 15-30 second masterpiece.
We’ll give them the theme, and then cut them loose. After a week we get together and throw a big party in their honor, have some drinks, and show everybody their creations.
There will, of course, be prizes.
1st: Adobe CC 1 Year
2nd: Wacom Intuos Pro Small 
3rd: Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks 2.5
The Burst party and screening is on the evening of Thursday, April 24th.
Time: 6:30 – 9PM
Place: 52LTD (
Grab your tickets here! (
Brought to you by Adobe, AEPDX, 52LTD, Wacom, Red Giant, 3DV

Pi Day: Save the Date


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And who doesn’t like chroma green “key” lime pie?  Hot off the Facebook press:


Now that we have mobilized, what’s next? Let’s get together for a town hall meeting and discuss it.

– State of the Industry by Scott Squires
– Moderated panel discussion with Q&A
– Panel includes Scott Squires, Scott Ross, Steve Kaplan, Gene Warren, Jr.
– Connecting multiple locations via Google Hangout
– Broadcasting live on YouTube at 8:00 PM PDT

Post questions for the panel here. Those with the most ‘Likes’ will be asked during the Q&A.

In order to get an accurate headcount, please RSVP only to the location you plan to physically attend.

LA invite:

Bay Area invite:

Vancouver invite:

NZ invite:





It was a great talk and a deluge of info was pushed out into the open.  Watch the vid in it’s entirety, here:

Feel free to drop a comment here if you want to talk about anything Portland-centric.

Siggraph-bound and down

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Heading down to Siggraph this year?  Such a great chance to network and hang out; this year should be no exception.

Hinge Digital will be there and actively recruiting freelancers for upcoming projects.  Remote artists also considered.  FYI – Hinge is a Maya/Mental Ray house with compositing in Nuke, motion graphics in AE.  Also currently looking to fill out the roster of Katana/Arnold and Motionbuilder TD’s, and aside from that they’re always on the hunt for talent in the following disciplines: Hard Surface Modeling, Look Dev (Shading and Lighting), Character Rigging, FX TD (Hair/Cloth/Particles/Fluids), Pipeline TD, Compositing/Grading, Editing, and Design/Motion Graphics.

To express your interest, drop an email to and we’ll see you in LA!

While you’re there, be sure to catch Fred Ruff from Bent Image Lab presenting for the Foundry.  Then again, if you were at the VFX/PDX meeting, you’ve already seen it.  🙂

For other hot Siggraph action, watch the building FXGuide thread.

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