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The Art Institute of Washington Sponsors DC’s first Media Arts & Animation Convention


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Gigacon: DC’s First Media Arts & Animation Convention

The Art Institute of Washington is sponsoring DC’s first Media Arts & Animation Convention Janaury 8th and 9th 2010 at The National Building Museum.  This event will feature demos by over a dozon industry professionals including: Animator Brian Muelhaupt (Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Nickelodeon): layout art in animation.  CGI artist Sue Jang (UVPHACTORY, freelancer for Bjork, Nike): introduction to Zbrush 3.1.  Illustrator David Colman (Disney, Sony Pictures, Blue Sky Studios): shape exploration in character design.  Computer graphic artist Ajit Memon (Pure, Digital Kitchen): tips and tricks of lighting in 3D.  Animator Jesse Cowan (Abby’s Flying Fairy School for Sesame Street): 3D character animation. and panel discussions including artist alley with work for sale.  Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

WHO:  The Art Institute of Washington

WHAT: Gigacon, Media Arts & Animation Convention

WHEN: Friday, January 8  and Saturday, Janaury 9, 2010

TIME:  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW Washington. DC 20001 (Judiciary Square Metro)

PRICE:  Admission: $10.00 (covers two days)

To get a schedule of events, presentations and bios of the artists for the convention, please contact Bryan Tillman, 703.310.2993 (



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