Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Hey ASLN members! The club is going to start having monthly drawing jams based on select themes. Members can submit their artwork for review to the ASLN e-mail at Winners will have their name and work featured on the blog and
may get an additional prize.

This Month's theme is for Character Design and is titled
So let's see what kind of crazy and fun characters you guys can create.
The deadline for submission is Sunday, October 31st.

Here are the general submission guidelines:
- You must be a current ASLN member or Alumni.
- Send artwork for review to the ASLN e-mail at
- Include your full name and e-mail address.
- All work must be submitted as a JPEG format and no more than 1MB in file size.
- Be creative!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Game Design Show & David Pritchard

Friday April 16th displayed ART 368 students' art work in the West Gallery. Thank you to everyone who were present! We also had a guest speaker, David Pritchard, VFX artist and animator. Here are photos from Friday night.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blog Update from 03/06/10

Owen Klatte Night

Here's an update for those who missed Owen Klatte night.

Owen first gave us a little background on what he's done in his career. In a nutshell, he worked on Gumby in the 50s and 60s (for those of us who know/remember Gumby). The Nightmare Before Christmas was the first feature film he worked on and since his job on Dinosaur in 1996, he has been focused mainly on CG.

In response to the questions and interest of students present, Owen gave us some useful technical aspects of stop motion animation. Mostly based on his experience with The Nightmare Before Christmas, he talked about aspects ranging from scripts and writing to the design of models and rigs; from the methodology of moving and securing characters to the need for elaborate rigs to create certain effects; from lip syncing to lighting.

Owen was great to have brought along some models and animatronics that he has used on the job before for us to see. They included models and exposure sheets from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

We later screened The Nightmare Before Christmas and hadgreat insight and commentary from Owen throughout the show.

Additionally, we had a special treat that night - another guest speaker made an appearance: Kevin Koch, president of The Animation Guild, labor union for creative artists, writers and technicians in the animation industry. He talked about the Animation Guild and how students like ourselves could benefit from it.

The night was long, but very educational! Thanks to both Owen Klatte and Kevin Koch for coming by. We hope those who participated had a good time.

Blog Update from 02/18/10

ASLN is having their very first meeting on the 25th of February (Thursday) @ 5.30 PM @ the Purple Crit Room / AC300. There will be a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas, guest speaker Owen Klatte will be making an appearance and he will be bringing in some awesome stop motion animatronics!

We hope to see you there!

Blog Update from 10/28/09

Attention ASLN Members:

Do you need to brush up on your life drawing skills? Join Ken Jones on the following dates for an opportunity to get some constructive practice in and improve you drawings. Should be a fun time!

11/04 LA Zoo

11/18 Matador Bowl

All Events are from 10 am - 5 pm. Feel free to meet up with Ken at any time. Email the club or contact an officer to get Ken's cell phone #.