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Motion Graphics Festival 2009, Austin

The Austin Motion Graphics Festival brings independent culture creators to the big screen, May 11-22. From filmmakers to musicians, MGFest unites artists across the divides of genre and medium to celebrate the weird, imaginative and other-worldly visions that use the technology of sequential images and the illusion of motion. The festival features internationally known artists including Shepard Fairey, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Kanye West, Addictive TV, Digital Kitchen, The Mill, Passion Pictures, Animal Logic, Post Panic, Dvein, David Lobser, Ken Adams, Yoshi Sodeoka, Larry Carlson, Jen Stark, Bob Sabiston, Sandy Stone, Paul Baker, Entranced, Init String, Gift Culture, Artificial Life Preserver and more.

The studies of motion design, sound design and interactivity are featured during the weeks of May 11-22. The apex of festival activity takes place May 14 through 17 with entertainment events across the city, including: an art showcase with the Austin Museum Of Digital Art (AMODA), studio tours at top Austin design companies, screenings of local and international motion artists, a full-day educational conference, an open collaboration summit, and two weeks of industry workshops on creative software by Microsoft, Maxon, Adobe, Ableton and the local innovative Livid Instruments. There will also be a silent auction for over USD 30,000 in software, DVDs and training materials.

Ableton Live for Sound Design Workshop by Scott Leever

Monday, May 11, 9am-4pm

Design Center of Austin
3601 S Congress Ave, Suite C202

This festival in the fast-moving field of design technology has opened its Art & Entertainment events for only USD 7. Rather than charging the typical USD 500-USD 1500 conference fee, the Motion Graphics Festival encourages participants to stop complaining about the economy, and spend their money on something that will upgrade their tools, technique and aesthetics.

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