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Summer animation/Portland OR (long)


Date: Wed Apr 02 2003 - 08:32:04 PST

Got this info this morn.

Portland State University: Creative Industries Studies-Summer Programs 2003
            Register Online at "" under "Art"

Animation Sampler Intensive

July 7-August 1, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Limited enrollment: 33 students, 8 credits

Tuition: $1,000 for 8 undergraduate credits plus $100 lab fees

$2,155 for 8 graduate credits plus $100 lab fees

From cave drawings to computers, from handcrafting to digitally capturing,
from the animation studios of Hollywood to Portland, this course offers an
extremely intensive, hands-on overview of a wide range of animation forms.

The Animation Intensive is an introductory course covering the history,
processes, creative forms, sources, and production of animation as well as
the skills and perceptual principles it draws upon. Students receive a broad
overview that includes 2D, stop-motion, experimental, and computer animation

Lead & Visiting Instructors:
Doug Aberle -- Stop-motion and computer animator. Creator of the
award-winning film "Fluffy."

Ben Adams -- Clean-up animator for Disney feature films "Mulan" and "Beauty
and the Beast"; art director, Flying Rhinoceros studio.

Laura Di Trapani -- Artist, producer, writer, and director of Emmy Award
winning work "Sesame Street."

Ed Geis -- Editor, effects and production coordinator on the Academy Award
nominated film "Creation" by Joan C. Gratz.

Teresa Drilling--Emmy Award winning stop motion animator from Vinton Studios
whose work has been featured in the animated film "Chicken Run."

Bill Matthews--Animation Historian-Retired Manager of Artist Training for
Walt Disney Feature Animation.

Program Director--Mike Pippi -- Former global director of Artist Recruitment
and Training for Walt Disney Feature Animation.

Guest lecturers participating in last summer's 2002 program included:*

Kyle Bell -- Veteran Vinton Studios animator/director whose character work
includes the M&M's, the Domino Pizza Noid, and the TV series "The PJ's".

Rose Bond -- Award-winning animator whose work is held in the collection of
the Museum of Modern Art.

Michael Curry -- Emmy winning designer of the animated costumes/puppets for
Disney's Broadway musical "The Lion King".

David Daniels -- Leading artist in modern stratacut animation; director and
animator for TV's "Pee Wee's Playhouse".

Joan C. Gratz -- Creator of the unique clay painting technique; Academy
winning animator for "Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase".

Noah Klabunde -- Lead artist computer compositor at Vinton Studios, worked
Wendy's, Chili's, and Clorox commercials.

Ken O' Connell -- Nationally recognized computer graphics animator and
of University of Oregon's animation program.

Will Vinton -- President/founder Vinton Studios; pioneer of the Claymation
animation process.

Marilyn Zornado -- Producer for Vinton Studios; Animation Celebration Award
winner for Insect Poetry.

*Note: These and/or other guest lecturers for 2003 program are presently
being confirmed.

Held in cooperation with The Northwest Academy

1130 SW Main Street

Portland, OR 97205


For more information contact: Mike Pippi, Director, PSU Creative Industries
Studies Initiative, 503-725-3337 or

Strategic Product Design Intensive: Building a Sustainable Future

Program will focus on interdisciplinary team-based training, Innovation
Management, Business Solutions, and Sustainable Product Development.

July 21-August 1, 2003

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Limited enrollment: 24 students

6 credits

Tuition: $701 for 6 undergraduate credits plus $100 supplies/lab fees;
for 6 graduate credits plus $100 supplies/lab fees

Learn how it is done in the real world. Experience working in a highly
charged creative environment as you participate in brainstorming, strategy
development, defining end-user research, team dynamics, creative
visual communications, designing prototype products, and defining and
applying environmental and societal sustainability in products and services.
Work on storytelling, presentation, marketing, and promotion skills and see
how design is used in business development and the overall consumer

Lead Instructors:

Larry Eisenbach, Senior Program Manager, Nike Footwear Division

Frank Thaler, Architectural Designer of Nike Town-London and of Warner
Brothers stores

Guest Professional Lecturers and Corporate Tours*:

Sohrab Vossoughi, Ziba Design

Tom Pene, Boora Architects

Tinker Hatfield, Nike

Regina Hauser, Oregon's Natural Step
Cyndee Whitney, Walt Disney Consumer Products
Bill Dresselhaus, Dresselhaus Design
Matthias Kimmeny, Intex Exhibits
Diane Stewart, Alloy Red Brand Interaction Advertising

Note: *Guests are confirmed but subject to change.

Classes will be held in the downtown offices of Boora Architects.

For more information contact: Mike Pippi, Director, PSU Creative Industries
Studies Initiative, 503-725-3337 or

Foundations of Creative Thinking: Looking Beyond Boundaries

August 4-29

Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm

Limited enrollment: 20 students

4 credits

Tuition: $495 for 4 undergraduate credits

Note: This course is also recommended as a companion course to those
in either the Animation or Strategic Design Intensive.

Creative thinking is an integral foundational aspect of an emerging and
well-documented trend toward the rise of the "creative class" in American
society and business. It is a basic skill set requirement in the new
multidisciplinary, knowledge-based, 21st-century arts-technology workforce.

Participants in this class are introduced to theoretical contexts for
Creative Thinking, Perception, Cognition and Problem Solving with team based
workshops, experiments and group exercises. Each aspect of the course works
to identify, access, and broaden individual creative abilities with new

The course also features guest lectures, panels, and workshops with noted
creative thinkers who will link their personal creative processes to
applications in professional industries. Guest lecture "Great Thinker"
will be held with selected visiting guests and individuals from the PSU
Creative Industries executive board or advisory council. A few of the
guests may include:

Tinker Hatfield, Nike

Sohrab Vossoughi, Ziba Design

Tom Pene, Boora Architects

Michael Curry, Curry Design and Structural Engineering

Lead Instructor:

Victoria Parker

Ms. Parker is an award-winning writer, director, and actor with over 25
of experience as a theater instructor. She is a recognized trainer in Keith
Johnstone's innovative Theatresports techniques, holding a license from the
International Theatresports Institute in Calgary, Canada. Ms. Parker has
designed and implemented numerous workshops in creative team building,
interpersonal communication, risk orientation, and the healing nature of

For more information contact:

Mike Pippi, Director, PSU Creative Studies Industries Initiative,
503-725-3337 or

Victoria Parker, Instructor, 503-725-9402 or
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