Animation By Design

  • Directed by Various
  • Washington/Oregon

Presented in association with Design Week Portland, this short program of abstract animation features a variety of diverse work by Oregon and Washington animators with distinct graphic styles.

This program includes:

  • Joanna Priestley
  • Joan Gratz
  • Aaron F. Ross
  • Marilyn Zornado
  • Laura Heit
  • Micah Weber
  • Kello Goeller
  • Jefferson Kincaid
  • Reed O’Beirne
  • Eric Ostrowski
  • Ruth Hayes
  • Devon Damonte
  • Sarah Jane Lapp

Before or after the films, help make a pattern direct animation film using clear 16mm film leader in front of the Whitsell.  We will screen this collaborative work at 7pm. Come learn, make, and watch! In conjunction with the Portland Art Museum’s $5 Fridays, admission includes the galleries as well as the films.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Animation, Northwest Filmmaker

Other Films by Joan Gratz

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Night Weaver

A tapestry of computer mandalas and intricate animated weavings.

Primal Flux

Colors and shapes shift and change as images emerge and disperse in a play on the nature of conscious and unconscious communication.

Women in Film Portland Member Screening

The Northwest Film Center is proud to present a screening of films from members of the meet up group Women in Film Portland. The screening will be preceded by an open networking event in the Andrée H. Stevens room next to the Whitsell auditorium at 6:30pm. Come learn more about Women in Film Portland, whose

Other Films by Joanna Priestley

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Bottle Neck

A veteran animator gives us a jazzy vision of figures hovering between abstraction and definition amidst luminous imaginary landscapes.

Split Ends

Abstract compositions inspired by vintage wallpaper and wrapping paper stimulate a collective memory of youthful self-hypnosis and visual absorption.

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Bottle Neck

Still life silhouettes, abstract shapes, and complex, interlocking patterns renovate the commonplace objects of a classical painting genre in a modern setting.

Women in Film Portland Member Screening

The Northwest Film Center is proud to present a screening of films from members of the meet up group Women in Film Portland. The screening will be preceded by an open networking event in the Andrée H. Stevens room next to the Whitsell auditorium at 6:30pm. Come learn more about Women in Film Portland, whose

Other Films by Marilyn Zornado

Women in Film Portland Member Screening

The Northwest Film Center is proud to present a screening of films from members of the meet up group Women in Film Portland. The screening will be preceded by an open networking event in the Andrée H. Stevens room next to the Whitsell auditorium at 6:30pm. Come learn more about Women in Film Portland, whose

Other Films by Laura Heit

Rover’s Eye

Images recorded by NASA on the surface of Mars gain a mysterious presence through the interventions of the human hand.

Two Ways Down

Fantastical creatures float in and out of space, destined for a hellish final destination.

Other Films by Reed O’Beirne

Rhythm Assemblies: Films by Reed O’Beirne

“Cinema has more to do with dance, than it does with novels,” says Seattle filmmaker, Reed O’Beirne, “because it is fundamentally rhythm and movement over time.” Join us as Reed screens a selection of films from his 23-year career, including No Time For Shopping (2000), a dynamic look at the anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle featuring

Other Films by Ruth Hayes

Copper Perforation Loop Triptych

Direct animated film made from a five-inch diameter disc of perforated copper scratching away at black leader.

Other Films by Sarah-Jane-Lapp

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The Six is Silent

This animation is inspired by the song by SkyJelly, which is inspired by the short story, now a film, by James Cowan