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April 24 – PES (class in SCA 112)


PES is frequently cited as one of the most unique video artists of his

generation. His signature style of animation with objects blends a pop

art sensibility with touches of surrealism. His first short Roof Sex won

the “Best First Film” award at the Annecy Animation Festival in 2002

and went on to receive 25 million+ hits online. His short, Western

Spaghetti, was named #2 Viral Video of the Year by TIME Magazine

and won at Sundance in 2009. His most recent film, Fresh Guacamole,

premiered in front of Academy Award-winner The Artist and was

nominated for the 2013 Oscar.




PES has been featured in a wide variety of publications and venues,

from The New York Times to the front pages of YouTube in 22

countries, from underground film festivals to major art institutions such

as the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. His work has been screened and

awarded in film festivals worldwide and his films have received a

hundred million views online. He has also directed dozens of

commercials for major brands including Playstation, Scrabble, and


PES is currently developing a feature film based on the Garbage Pail

Kids franchise with Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company.

“PES puts a new spin on the familiar in a way that we haven’t seen

since Warhol worked in soup cans.” – David Levy, Directing Animation


Fresh Guacamole (2012)

The Deep (2010)

Western Spaghetti (2008)

Game Over (2006)

KaBoom! (2004)

Roof Sex (2002)


April 10 – MASHUP SCREENING in SCA 112

What is a MASHUP Screening?
Its a chance to show what you’re working on – a film in progress, Thesis in progress, an animatic, or animation tests.
You can also show character designs, backgrounds illustrations, 3d models, anything you’d like to share.
If you have a completed piece, it’s helpful to see it big (not on a computer) so you can decide on further tweaks –
What will make this fun is if we get a wide variety of clip and projects – see what your fellow DADA classmates are up to.
You can simply show something or you can ask your classmates and fellow animators for specific feedback. We’re hoping to get participating from some of the undergrads as well – there are interesting projects in progress across the school and it would be wonderful to see some of this work. If you’re producing something for Rhythms+Visions you can show that as well. If also ok to try and recruit help on a project you screen.

1 – sign up on the sign up sheet which is located on the door to the third floor cubicles ASAP
2 – Put your clip(s) or folder of images here: \\hal\CTAN 522-Animation Seminar 2012 Spring\Mash-up Screening by 3pm on Wed
3 – contribute your feedback and energy in the screening! the person showing will benefit from your input
4 – it will be in SCA 112 at 6:30pm

Please email me or Miguel Jiron if you have questions – it’s only a few days away, so please consider showing something.