May/June Events Roundup

Photo by Victoria Peckham

There’s a lot going over the next month. I’ll try to round up a few of the relevant events here. Stay tuned for a full-fledged calendar feature soon.

May 20th: Forget The Film, Watch The Titles! (Los Angeles)

Coming up this Wednesday the 20th at the Billy Wilder Theater in LA, Flux and Forget The Film, Watch The Titles! have organized a fantastic lineup of title designers: Jamie Caliri of Duck, Danny Yount of Prologue, Karin Fong of Imaginary Forces, Garson Yu of yU+co, and Kyle Cooper of Prologue. Wow.

RSVP for free admission

May & June: Cut & Paste Asia

Cut & Paste is currently on its Asian tour. Hong Kong was last week; coming up are Shanghai (05/23/09), Tokyo (05/30/09) and Sydney (06/06/09). Also make sure to put the Global Championships on June 20th in NYC on your calendar.

Cut & Paste website

May 21st-30th: LOOP (Barcelona)

LOOP is a multi-day event that includes a festival, a fair and a conference within the field of video art. And it takes place in one of my favorite cities, Barcelona. Sounds like a great way to spend a few days.

LOOP site

June 16th-18th: Promax|BDA North America (NYC)

This is a must-attend event for many of you, and this year looks really strong. Confirmed speakers include Robert Redford, Bob Saget, John Maeda and Ralph Steadman, among many others. (Little ol’ me will be doing State of Design on June 17th in Grand Ballroom, if you want to stop by and say hi.)

Full Promax|BDA schedule

June 18-19th: Sonar (Barcelona)

Sonar is “Barcelona’s International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art” from June 18-19. This year’s lineup is a tour de force of musicians and DJ’s accompanied by visuals and installations from around the world.

Sonar site

Know of more events?

Send ’em my way! I’m working on a calendar feature for the site, and I’d love to start harvesting stuff now.

Now get out there and mingle!


About the author

Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.