1st semester schedule
2nd semester schedule
3rd semester schedule
minor project pitch
ED HOOKS MASTER CLASS - ACTING FOR ANIMATORS
22-23 September 2007
Ed Hooks pioneered acting training specifically designed for animators instead of stage actors. Ed, a theatre professional for three decades, has taught for most major animation studios including Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks/PDI and Blue Sky. Cost: $200
Program details and booking enquiries: 9685 9020, firstname.lastname@example.org
RMIT FILM AWARDS 2007
August 9th from 7:00pm at Kaleide Theatre
Every year RMIT Union Arts (http://launch.rmit.edu.au/arts.html) awards the best of its media makers. Students from all of RMIT's media courses including AIM (Masters in Animation), Media Studies (Applied Communicated), Media Arts, (Arts), Film and Television (Screen Production) enter works, as well as students from other streams. We're showcasing some of the highlights and awarding the best of the best with some killer prizes from Village Cinemas, SPAA Fringe, Suite Skills 1440 Productions and more.
This year we've got something for everyone from high tech school security systems, to pirates that live inside photocopiers, to pandas with erectile dysfunction. You are going to love it. So come on down have a drink and prepare to be entertained.
Entry is Free to Union Arts Members and $5 to the general public. Plus just by being in the audience and voting for your favorite film you could win a double pass to Gold Class thanks to Village Cinemas.
enquires Dave Dreimann
International Biennial of Media Arts
Experimenta Playground is a highly interactive exhibition that features media artwork from over 40 Australian and international artists, including video installations, interactive artworks and extreme art on screen.
Saturday 25 August to Sunday 23 September
12noon to 8pm, Arts Centre, BlackBox
(riverside, rear of Hamer Hall, next to EQ Cafebar)
THURSDAY 19TH JULY
Peter Nicholson, one of Australia's foremost political cartoonists visits the AIM Centre as a guest speaker. Between 1987-1992 Peter produced and directed the "Rubbery Figures" television program in his Melbourne studio - a weekly half hour political satire show involving latex puppets and cut-out animation. Peter has recently expanded his practice out from the static page and now produces regular Flash animations for the Internet on topical issues. He has employed a number of AIM graduates on these projects.
See some of Peter Nicholson's work at:
START OF CLASSES
2nd semester classes commence
Monday 16th July
AIM Studio, 9.3.22
|Renown animator, Antoinette Starkiewicz visited the AIM studio while in Melbourne to present a retrospective screening of her work at the Animated Dialogues Conference held in June. Her student film “High Fidelity” produced in 1975 during her studies at the London Film School, has been described as “champagne for the eyes”.
REEL DEAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Now with an Animated short category - your minor projects could be a contender!
Registration and brief commences Monday April 23 from 9.30am.
For more information visit the Reel Deal website: www.reeldeal.com.au
Films must be completed in a 4 week time frame (12 weeks for animation) and submitted by 5pm July 15, 2007. The Awards take place on August 11, 2007.
For further information, please contact:
Tel: (02) 8707 6904
ANIMATED DIALOGUES CONFERENCE - June 17-19th 2007.
For further information about submitting papers <click here>
ANIMATION CLUB invites AIMers to a party at Sarah's place 8pm Friday March 9. BYO food and drink and a film if you like. Check your email for details. This week's Animation Club topic: "CRIME"
|Hunters and Gathers Lunch Thursday 1 March - Special guest speaker, Professor John Bird, founder of the AIM program, checks out the 'Most Wanted Animators' poster for potential up and coming talent. John spoke to the group about 'thinking small' to take advantage of the latest technology that is delivering moving images and sound to your pocket where ever you may go.
||A welcome spread of fine food freshly huntered and gathered arrives for the occassion. Animating can make you very hungry (and give you a blurry face).
|The class of 2007 settle in to their new home.
START OF CLASSES
Orientation to AIM discipline stream
9:00am sharp Monday 26th February
AIM Studio, 9.3.22
3rd SEMESTER ORIENTATION
with John Power and Jeremy Parker
9am Monday 26th February
AIM Studio, 9.3.26
One of the great attractions about coming into the AIM studio early is not only the peace and quiet, and the fact that you can have all the resources to yourself, but to see the horizontal morning sun hit AIM's mirror ball and explode into a myriad of spots that splash the studio. Its as though the stars have fallen from heaven. The show starts around 7.30 am. Giving the mirror ball a spin is truly a heady experience. Highly recommended.