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Call for Submissions: Spark Animation 2016

 

Festival + Conference + Business Symposium + Career Fair
Celebrating Inspiration & Innovation in the World of Animation

From October 20 to 23, Spark CG will host the 9th annual SPARK ANIMATION Festival. Part conference and part festival, SPARK ANIMATION thrives on bringing together industry experts with newcomers, and that principle extends into the festival which provides a showcase for both established filmmakers and fresh new talent, and over the years has included a number of projects which have gone on to win Academy Awards – most recently Bear Story which won the Oscar for Animated Short Film and which played SPARK ANIMATION in 2014. Visit our archive for previous editions of the festival.

With an eclectic mix of styles, languages and a Jury of world class talent, SPARK ANIMATION has become the premiere animation festival in Vancouver!

SPARK ANIMATION 2016 will feature a series of regional, national and international short and feature films, filmmaker workshops and mixers.

We are looking for animated projects from all over the world:
• Animated Feature Films
• Animated Short Films
• Animated Student Projects
• Animated Music Videos
• Animated Commercials & PSA
• Game Cinematics & Trailers

Accepted Styles
• Computer animation (2D & 3D)
• Traditional animation
• Stop-motion animation

Important Dates
Festival: October 20 – 23
Conference: October 21 – 22
Business Symposium: October 21
Career Fair: October 22

 

Click Here To Learn More and Submit

Part-Time Illustrator Wanted at StoryTime

About the company:

StoryTime (www.joinstorytime.com) sends free stories by text message and messaging apps to families without books. It’s increased nightly reading by 160% and is 300 times cheaper than just shipping paperbacks. As part of a U.S. Dept of Education grant, we’re now working with over 20,000 families from the YMCA and U.S. Head Start program.
About the role:

This summer, we’re looking for a children’s illustrator (part-time, remote’s fine) to join our founding team of Yalies and lead our content. That would involve:

  • Illustrating bedtime stories for tens of thousands of children without any.
  • Using art as the easiest way for families to get talking and strengthen relationships.
  • Massively expanding your portfolio.
  • Hearing immediate feedback from families.

More info:

We’re looking for an artist who wants to impact children’s lives through storytelling. The position is paid, and we’ll be working out of our office on Yale’s campus in New Haven, CT.

If you might be interested, just send your portfolio to phil@joinstorytime.com. We’ll get back to you with more info about the summer.

Parsons Pictozine class seeks submissions for 2016 MOCCA Festival DUE 3/16

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Parsons Pictozine class is seeking original content from ALL New School students to participate in the 2016 MOCCA Festival on April 2nd and 3rd.

Submissions can include visual zines, posters, stickers, etc. 3D objects must be within reason and easily transportable.

There is no limit to the number of pieces you can submit and only one copy is needed as a submission for review.

All submissions must include the artist’s contact information as well as the pricing for each piece.

All work needs to be submitted by 10 AM on March 16th to the Parsons Illustration Office (2 W 13th Room 806). Anything submitted after 10 AM will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be notified by March 16.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at guarnacs@newschool.edu
or stop by the Illustration Office on Monday from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Apply for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship!

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If you are a current student who will be a Junior or Senior for the 2016-2017 academic year, this is for you! The Jay Kennedy Scholarship deadline is quickly approaching. If you haven’t already, please download the application form from here. For the complete guidelines and terms for entry, check out the details here. This is FREE money that you don’t wanna miss out on. Best of luck!

The Parsons Pop Up

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Parsons Pop Up Print Shop & Show

Coinciding with 2015 Print Week, the Parsons Pop Up Print Shop will showcase the printed form from fine art prints, illustrations and graphic designs to zines and book arts. Join us for a showcase of the printed form and printmaking workshops.
Are you a Parsons student, faculty or staff member who makes printed matter?

The deadline for entry is 25 October. Read the guidelines and Submit your work to this show! 

Paid Illustration Project for The New School Libraries and Archives

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The New School Libraries and Archives seeks one student to create 11 illustrated portraits to be used for our online research guide profiles: http://guides.library.newschool.edu/prf.php  

The work entails corresponding with, meeting with, and creating profile pictures for 10 staff members.  Also create one additional generic profile picture (a reading Narwhal, for example).  The illustrations should be of the same style and same dimensions.

To apply: Send an email to reference@newschool.edu introducing yourself in one paragraph.  Please include your name, program, and expected graduation date.  Upload a sample of your work or provide a link to your Parsons Learning Portfolio or other website showing the style of your work.

Dates: Please apply by November 1, 2015.  All applicants will be responded to by November 15, 2016.  Work must be completed by February 15, 2016.
Stipend: $100 to be paid upon completion of the project.

Behind the Contest: #WanderingMind Notebook Event Weds. 9/30 7PM

Join us this Wednesday for a live event at the NYU Moleskine store to celebrate the Parsons-Moleskine Collaboration in an informal talk.

Hear from the participants about the process behind the creations for #WanderingMind.

The first 5 to come in with RSVP receive a free #WanderingMind Limited Edition Notebook by artist & Parsons alumni Noe Paparella.

All atendees will receive a 20% discount* during the event. RSVP here.

Moleskine Store – NYU New York
75 University Place
New York, NY 10003

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Noe Paparella's winning designs

Noe Paparella’s winning designs

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“The hardest decision to make when it comes to this kind of project is whether you should pursue your own style or if you should match the style of the brand,” said Noe Paparella, winner of the Parsons School of Design/Moleskine project, a competition that challenged 51 seniors from Parsons’ BFA in Illustration program to design a cover for a Moleskine cahier journal and bellyband using the prompt #WanderingMind. “In my case, it wasn’t so complicated because my aesthetic is aligned with Moleskine’s aesthetic.”

Paparella’s design has been produced and will start being sold Aug. 14 exclusively in Moleskine’s store at 75 University Place, just a few blocks from The New School’s University Center (New School students receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases at the store).

Students responded to the prompt #WanderingMind in myriad different ways, designing illustrations that range from the whimsical to the literal, the organic to the geometric, and the minimalistic to the ornate. However, there is a common thread running through each of the designs: a passion for exploration.

 

Steven Guarnica, Associate Professor of Illustration, said the project provides students with the opportunity to design a product for a company that is “intrinsic to their lives.”

“Besides being a cultural artifact with a high profile in the creative industry, the Moleskine notebook is something students actually use—something that they are deeply invested in,” he said. “Even though students fully embrace the digital age, the sketch book and the pen is still the starting point for everything that we do.”

Read the full story about the project here on The New School News, but come Wednesday to ask questions and get yourself a Moleskin!

 

 

Interactive Designer position at L+R

CoverJob: Interactive Designer
JOB DESCRIPTION
L+R is seeking a full-time interactive designer, freelance interactive designer, and an interactive design intern. For work with native mobile and web projects across all types of devices.
PRODUCT
L+R is a Brooklyn-based creative technology product team founded on the merger of strategy and aesthetics. This means we combine research, observation and analysis with exploration, intuition and creativity to produce engaging design solutions. We’ve applied our philosophy on projects of all shapes and sizes. Services we offer include Prototyping and Full Development of Web Experiences, Brand Strategy and Development, Mobile Applications, and Interactive Marketing and Advertising.
WHY US?
Startup creative agency with no shortage of energy or drive. Highly collaborative team with ambitious growth strategies and consistently exciting projects. We’re looking to continue to build out a top-tier creative interactive production department to work together to execute projects across many different types of platforms.
APPLY
Email ryan@levinriegner.com with work samples and/or a resume.