ASIFA-South Animation Panels

Monday, February 17, 2020

ASIFA-South, the local branch of Internationale du Film d’Animation ( International Animated Film Association) has put together the following panels for FAST FILM FEST 2020:

Inclusion in Animation

This panel will discuss the importance of inclusiveness and diversity in Animation both behind the scenes and in representation on screen. The panel will discuss such topics as how well are current mainstream animation studios doing to provide diverse representation, and what should be done about animation classics with problematic content?

Moderated by: Ginger Tontaveetong

Panelists: Davonne Dupart & Jules Premus

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

7:00 – 8:00p

Seminar Room

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

500 Tenth St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

 

Moderated by:

Ginger Tontaveetong – Executive Director, ASIFA-South | Producer, School of Humans | Strategy Advisor, SIGGRAPH

Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong is an Oscar-longlisted animation short director and filmmaker-in-residence with the Atlanta Film Society. Graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in Animation and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Graphics and Multimedia, she is interested in blending technology and tradition to create experiences. She is the current executive director of ASIFA-SOUTH (International Animation Society- South US Chapter), and is responsible for spearheading their new brand identity since 2014. Tontaveetong also serves as a strategy advisor to SIGGRAPH, the leading conference on graphics and technological advancement in the world. She makes it a priority to know what is forefront and upcoming in the technology world and looks for ways to efficiently integrate it into her work.

Panelists:

Davonne Dupart - (MFA animation) CEO of Lifted Wings Studios and former animator at Bento, Primal Screen, Tiny Monster studio

Davonne Dupart is the CEO of her company, Lifted Wings Studios, working on animated projects for state and national museums and parks including the California State Museum. She was previously a freelance animator at Primal Screen working on Cartoon Network and PBS content.  Davonne has also worked with Echo Bridge Pictures on HBO’s “ANIMALS”, and Bento Box Entertainment on “The Awesomes”.

She has also been an animator with Tiny Monster Studios creating games for the Cartoon Network Anything App, and worked in the Adult Swim Gaming Online department. Other companies she has worked with include G.E. Capitol, Crawford, and Cosmic Toast Studios.

Dupart works closely with ASIFA South, a very talented group to help expand the animation opportunities and awareness in the southeast. This includes working with the Atlanta Film Society to host film festivals and workshops. She has also been a panelist for the Eat Drink & B-Indie Event.

https://www.liftedwingstudios.com/

https://medium.com/betweentheframes/black-animation-davonne-dupart-249422647b09

 

Jules Premus- (MA Sequential art) Character Designer, Floyd County studio (former previs artist at school of humans studio)

Jules Premus is a character designer at Floyd County Productions and a huge Jurassic Park nerd. A selectee of ASIFA-South’s Creative Incubator in Fall 2018, he has since done concept work for Netflix, Hulu, Marvel, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Time Life, and is developing an original webcomic, The Magic Flute. Jules has a passion for making the field of concept art more inclusive and accessible to everyone.

https://www.julespremus.com/ 

 

 

Innovation in Animation

This panel will discuss current innovations in animations and possibilities for the near future. Some techniques/technologies to be discussed are Trioscope Enhanced Hybrid Animation, Animation in VR and Unreal Engine, Volumetrics & Mocap in Animation, and VFX in film industry

Moderated by: Ginger Tontaveetong

Panelists: Jenna Zona, Jeff Yu, & L.C. Crowley

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

3:00 – 4:00p

Seminar Room

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

500 Tenth St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

 

Moderated by:

Ginger Tontaveetong – Executive Director, ASIFA-South | Producer, School of Humans | Strategy Advisor, SIGGRAPH

Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong is an Oscar-longlisted animation short director and filmmaker-in-residence with the Atlanta Film Society. Graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design with an MFA in Animation and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Graphics and Multimedia, she is interested in blending technology and tradition to create experiences. She is the current executive director of ASIFA-SOUTH (International Animation Society- South US Chapter), and is responsible for spearheading their new brand identity since 2014. Tontaveetong also serves as a strategy advisor to SIGGRAPH, the leading conference on graphics and technological advancement in the world. She makes it a priority to know what is forefront and upcoming in the technology world and looks for ways to efficiently integrate it into her work.

Panelists:

Jenna Zona  - (MFA Animation)  Animation Director, Floyd County Productions (former animator at Turner, Bento, Tiny Monster studio)

Jenna Zona is an animator and illustrator that has worked for animation studios in the Atlanta area over the last 6 years. Their clients included: FX Network, Cartoon Network, Synchrony Financial, and PBS Kids. She has designed characters, backgrounds, story-boarded, animated, illustrated, directed, and oversaw the visual quality of projects. https://www.jennazona.com/

 

Jeff Yu – (BFA Sequential Art & BFA Animation) VR Content Developer Pulseworks & Executive Producer Slothique LLC.

Jeffrey Yu is a multi-media design professional with more than a decade of experience in the creative industry. He has worked on graphic novels, video games, board games, real-time animated televised cartoon series, an Indie feature film streamed on Netflix, and development of virtual reality experiences located all over the United States. Jeff graduated in 2012 from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a double BFA in Sequential Arts and Animation.

Today, Jeff is part of a virtual reality content development team at Pulseworks, creator of simulator rides with locations in the Georgia Aquarium, The Smithsonian, Warner Robbins Airforce Museum, and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Since 2019, he has worked on titles such as Cosmos Coaster , and Apollo & Beyond released for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing mission.

http://www.slothique.com/

https://www.jeffyuart.com/

 

L.C. Crowley – Co-Founder, Executive Producer/Director, School of Humans Studio

L.C. Crowley is a writer, director and producer with over a decade of non-traditional storytelling experience in film, advertising and multimedia entertainment. A creative visionary with a knack for building successful companies with an artistic sensibility. He is best known for his artistry and storytelling talent and nurturing of creative communities in music, writing and film.

 

Currently Executive Producer of Discovery Network’s “Stuff You Should Know” broadcast show among other projects, L.C. is fulfilling his secret dream of becoming a circus man as he juggles ideas, stories, people, and production on this smart, character-driven, comedically-sensed, quirky, scripted project.

http://schoolofhumans.com/

 

 

ASIFA Monthly Mixer

ASIFA-SOUTH holds a monthly mixer every last Wednesday of the month at Joystick Gamebar. Event is free and open to the public so professional and aspiring art-lovers and filmmakers are all welcomed to join. Casual attire.

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

7:30 – 9:30p

Joystick Gamebar

427 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

NOTE: Metered street parking is vehemently enforced

 

Featured Monthly Mixer Guest:

Akiel Guzman – Storyboard Director, Floyd County Production

Akiel Guzman is a Stroryboard Director at Floyd County Productions whose credits include the ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ video game, Season 9 & 10 of Archer, and various other animated projects.

He’s a SCAD graduate with a degree in Sequential Art and has been in the video game and animation industry for more than 3 years. Meet Akiel as he talks about his journey into the industry, tips, and what it’s like to storyboard like a boss.

 

We’re coming down to the final stretch; FOUR days until Fast Film Fest submission are due!

Friday, February 21, 2020 SUBMISSION DEADLINE

UPLOADING VIDEOS

  • A YouTube/Gmail account is required to be able to upload videos to the Fast Film Fest 2020 Playlist. 
  • This link will take you to a page that looks like the attached screenshot.   (The link also appears on the submission form)
  • When signed into your account, you should be able to use the little video camera with the plus sign located in the top right-hand corner to add your videos to the playlist.
  • Email PaperAnimationFilmFest@gmail.com for submission support. Submission support will be available until 10p, Friday, Feb 21 and the submission portal closes at midnight.

Be sure to complete the submission form and releases form for each entry. Uploaded videos will not be reviewed if the paperwork has not been submitted.

 

Friday, March 6, 6-8pm  Fast Film Fest Screening and Awards Ceremony @ Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

Settle in with your popcorn and drink, and take in all the creative and clever ways that festival participants interpreted “metamorphosis” theme!

Support your favorite entries for “People’s Choice Award” by leaving a comment for the video on YouTube.

Fee: Free and Open to the Public

https://tinyurl.com/fastfilmfest2