A free shuttle service will run from Saint Brigid’s (310 Saint Patrick Street) and Arts Court (2 Daly Ave) from 7:30pm to 2am. There is free parking behind the NRC buildings at 100 Sussex Drive, bike or take OC Transpo Route 9 and get off at Rideau Falls.
(Bring a sweater; this part of the evening is in a tent!)
Open your mind and snag a ride on a rocket ship deep into the imaginations of Canuck solo animators Chad VanGaalen (Tarboz) and Nick DiLiberto (Nova Seed). Soar to a place where earthly expectations and conventions will do you no good. Don't look back, space cadets, for DIY Sci-Fi is taking the wheel. Lean into it and let the world go...
Tarboz (2015) - 24:00 - Chad VanGaalen (Canada)
Tarboz, a hard-working intergalactic trash collector, lives on a planet with a powerful garbage-attracting magnetic field. When he finds a special crystal during one of his daily clean up runs, he begins to see his world in a new and perturbing light.
A notorious homebody, Chad VanGaalen is well known for rarely leaving his rickety house in Calgary, endlessly drawing, recording and making art. In addition to being a well known musician, he is a celebrated visual artist, VanGaalen is widely renowned for his illustration and animation work. He has animated music videos for folks like J Mascis, Guster, and Holy Fuck, and his videos have been collectively viewed well over a million times on YouTube.
Nova Seed (2015) - 65:00 - Nick DiLiberto (Canada)
Years in the making, this action-packed adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat asking for more. With characters and a world that ignite the imagination unlike anything before. Fans of traditional 2D animation are in for a treat, as Nova Seed has been entirely hand drawn frame by frame by director Nick DiLiberto.
Born and raised in Canada, Nick DiLiberto always had a passion for drawing and film-making. Graduating with Honours from the Sheridan College Classical Animation program he began his career in the video game industry. After working his way up to ‘Lead Animator’ he moved to Japan where he worked as ‘Animation Director’. Now founder of his own animation studio, Gorgon Pictures Inc., he has produced and directed his first fully 2D hand drawn animated feature film, Nova Seed.
The Cybertronic Spree
At 9:30PM head to the NightOwl Disco Room (basement) for a mind-blowing performance by The Cybertronic Spree.
Hotrod, Arcee, Rumbele, Unicron, Spike, Soundwave, Bumblebee, and a Quintesson set aside their serious differences to blow your mind with their 80's hair-metal, Transformers musical stylings.
“A band dressed as Transformers singing the music from Transformers: The Movie? YES PLEASE.”
Want to animate? In real time? With some of the best artists in the world?
In the Arcade Room (2nd Floor) throughout the night, the National Film Board of Canada invites artists, students, and fans to jump into an animation improv using Lines, Simon Drouin’s never-seen-before animation program.
Drouin developed Lines to open up the possibility of animation with a computer, but without automation. Because, after all, animators like to draw. And Drouin wanted animators to keep drawing. So Lines allows real-time/straight forward collective animation, by simplifying every technical aspect that stands in the path between an animator's subconscious and the canvas. It brings together an orchestra of animators to create animation fast enough for live performance, and synchronizes the computers in real time so that all participants can see what others are doing. This technical wonder and unique collaboration is not to be missed!
Sketch or be sketched in the Shaw Rocket FUNd Room (main floor).
Cosplayers can pose for short life drawing sessions and artists can sketch them all night long in this chilled out lounge. So, show off your best character or draw inspiration for your very own works of art. Just don't forget your gear and sketchbook!