Open House
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Open House

Learn all about our classes, workshops and year-round programming at a one-hour information session located at our space in Central East Austin. 

Light refreshments provided; please RSVP so we know how many cookies we'll need to achieve maximum happiness!

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Cinema Obscura #002
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Cinema Obscura #002

Artists & location TBA!!

Cinema Obscura is an ongoing screening series produced by Motion Media Arts Center highlighting & combining the ATX film, visual arts and underground music communities for a night for your senses. Works created vary from Super 8, 16mm, animation, digital narrative and documentary short films. 

Our goal is empower, support and educate emerging artists of all ages to be active participants in shaping our culture and engage communities to rethink the way we view film, art and technology. We provide alternative ways to work, learn, create, and consume the arts in the digital era.

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Transform Film Fest 2018
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Transform Film Fest 2018

Join us in 2018 for ATX's newest & most exciting film festival featuring women filmmakers across the Texas landscape, transforming the way we view both films and their makers. 

Transform Film Festival is produced by the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas and the Austin School of Film, in partnership with the Hive Arts Collective. This event is Austin’s only festival dedicated to films exclusively created by women (cis and trans) based in Texas.

Transform Film Festival will be held here at Motion Media Arts Center on February 10, 2018 beginning at 7pm. Film categories include: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, and Animation. 

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Open House
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

Open House

Learn all about our classes, workshops and year-round programming at a one-hour information session located at our space in Central East Austin. 

Light refreshments provided; please RSVP so we know how many cookies we'll need to achieve maximum happiness!

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FILM TALKS 005: Philip Eisner talks Event Horizon
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

FILM TALKS 005: Philip Eisner talks Event Horizon

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"Where we're going, we don't need eyes to see..."

Can the familiar still frighten you? How do movies marvel us with visions of a future inspired more often than not, by other movies we’ve seen? Join acclaimed screenwriter Philip Eisner (EVENT HORIZON) as he breaks down some well-travelled cinematic set pieces (haunted houses, mystical swords, blood-thirsty monsters) across the genres to show how writers build off memory to construct their own mythology. Featuring clips from a variety of films, this workshop is perfect for genre filmmakers and fans alike.

Eisner will be joining Other Worlds Austin Film Festival in partnership with the Austin School of Film for this free, open to the public event.  A must for writers in our community to have a chance to share and learn how a great screenwriter works and gathers inspiration! 


ABOUT PHILIP EISNER

Philip Eisner wrote EVENT HORIZON for Paramount, FIRESTARTER: REKINDLED for the Sci-Fi Channel, and MUTANT CHRONICLES for independent producer Edward R. Pressman. As a contract screenwriter, his clients include Robert DeNiro’s TRIBECA, Kevin Spacey’s TRIGGER STREET, Gale Anne Hurd’s VALHALLA, The Jim Henson Company, as well as producers Sean Daniels and Larry Gordon. He worked as a story consultant for TELLTALE GAMES, and published his first graphic novel BAD GUYS in 2010. 

When not writing, he teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extension, mentors new screenwriters through Cinestory, and spends too much time playing on his Xbox. Philip Eisner received his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Stanford University.


WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017

WHERE: 2200 Tillery Street - Austin, Texas 78723

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Exploded Drawing 7 Year Anniversary Invitational
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

Exploded Drawing 7 Year Anniversary Invitational

Every year for our anniversary we invite back 10 of our favorite beat makers and electronic producers from past sessions to play 10 minute sets of their original material. 10 10 minute sets, back to back. Many different sytles of electronic production covered in rapid succesion. It's very stimulating and it moves quickly so don't sleep on a minute of it. 
We'll also be celebrating the release of our new "7 Years" LP. A compilation of exclusive new music from Texas Producers. A collaborative release with the world famous Fat Beats
It will be a very special night. Always $5.

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East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 2
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 2

It's that special time of year in East Austin where we all gather for conversation, empowerment and inspiration of the hundreds of artists contributing to our city's creative culture.

....It's East Austin Studio Tour.

Join us for a unique curated pop-up gallery at our creative East Austin hub featuring 20+ artists and their work spanning the entire spectrum of visual arts. We hope to inspire people of all ages with new meaningful work spanning the entire spectrum of the arts.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Abby Ruston
Adrienne Cullins
Anna Swanson
Avery Orendorf
Carlos Canales
Carmen Izurieta
Chery Henderson
Drea Peters
Dustin Pilkington
Eli Halpin
Erin Wendel
Faiza Kracheni
Heidi Lowell
Karli Isiyel
Kelsey Kilcrease
Keri Anderson
Laura Lee Romaine
Lakeem Wilson
Lorelei Linklater
Martha Wells
Mary Wendel
Meena Matai
Sarah Luna
Sasha Knight
Taylor Pilkington
Valentina Dorsa
Art Obscura: a special exhibition curated by MMAC featuring 16mm & Super 8 experimental projection.

*All artists & exhibitions are official E.A.S.T participants/events.

MINI MAKER MARKET

On November 19 from 12-4pm, MMAC will feature 15 emerging ATX creatives & their goods to promote intersection and empowerment to local brands and exhibiting artists alike. 

BrinkCraven Design
Chloe Janowski
Ethan Ham
Hermanas and Crafts
Hermanitas Boutique
Jordan Beckvonpeccoz
Kevin Chin
Las Ofrendas
Mary Monaghan
Rayne Wares
Silk Expressions
Vintage Atelier

FEATURED FOOD VENDOR

Cool Beans Eatery

CB was established in '14 by owners & Brownsville, Texas natives Rolando and Priscilla. They wanted to take everything that they loved about their culture and celebrate the abundance through a plant based menu. From tacos, tamales and tortas, we'll have one of each!

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East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 1
Nov
11
to Nov 12

East Austin Studio Tour Weekend 1

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It's that special time of year in East Austin where we all gather for conversation, empowerment and inspiration of the hundreds of artists contributing to our city's creative culture.

....It's East Austin Studio Tour.

Join us for a unique curated pop-up gallery at our creative East Austin hub featuring 20+ artists and their work spanning the entire spectrum of visual arts. We hope to inspire people of all ages with new meaningful work.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Abby Ruston
Adrienne Cullins
Anna Swanson
Avery Orendorf
Carlos Canales
Carmen Izurieta
Chery Henderson
Drea Peters
Dustin Pilkington
Eli Halpin
Erin Wendel
Faiza Kracheni
Heidi Lowell
Karli Isiyel
Kelsey Kilcrease
Keri Anderson
Laura Lee Romaine
Lakeem Wilson
Lorelei Linklater
Martha Wells
Mary Wendel
Meena Matai
Sarah Luna
Sasha Knight
Taylor Pilkington
Valentina Dorsa
Art Obscura: a special exhibition curated by MMAC featuring 16mm & Super 8 experimental projection.

*All artists & exhibitions are official E.A.S.T participants/events.

FEATURED FOOD VENDOR

Cool Beans

CB was established in '14 by owners & Brownsville, Texas natives Rolando and Priscilla. They wanted to take everything that they loved about their culture and celebrate the abundance through a plant based menu. From tacos, tamales and tortas, we'll have one of each!

About the EAST:
Big Medium's East Austin Studio Tour (EAST) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in November. EAST provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

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Holodeck Presents: Michael C. Sharp Album Release Show
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Holodeck Presents: Michael C. Sharp Album Release Show

Michael C. Sharp of Sungod has a new breakout solo album titled 'Never Enough Time' (out 10/20/17 on limited edition cassette). Holodeck Records is proud to celebrate the excellent work of one of our veterans on 11/03 at Austin School of Film

Join us for an evening of experimental tones and abstract compostition with an elite supporting bill that includes special guest Dust Witch from Massachusetts along with select visual production artists. Sponsored byMondo/MondoCon & Death Waltz Recording Company.

Doors open at 8 • $10 (free admission to MondoCon ticket holders). More details and set times TBA...

•Michael C. Sharp (ATX/Holodeck)
https://holodeckrecords.bandcamp.com/album/never-enough-time-hd041

Dallas Acid (ATX)
https://vimeo.com/48176334

Dust Witch (MASS/Death Waltz)
https://dustwitch.bandcamp.com/

pulseCoder (ATX)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCocLq9jmfQ

•Funny Games (ATX)

•DJ Windows 1995 (ATX/Holodeck)


+Video Synthesis by: Evan Henry
+Lasers by: George Hoffman

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¡ZOMBIE HAPPY HOUR!
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

¡ZOMBIE HAPPY HOUR!

Who doesn't love themed happy hours along with a little...blood? Just kidding-- well, sort of!

COME HITHER for an evening of cult zombie films, bloody bloody adult drinks, and a crash course in DIY FX zombie makeup tutorial-- just in time for Halloween!

So basically, get boozy with a bunch of fake blood with us while we project some killer cult films!

All supplies, drinks and nibbles provided.

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Birthday Party!
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Birthday Party!

We're turning 15 years old! 

Throughout the years, we have served
thousands of students directly through our year-round classes in film, art & technology, hosted hundreds of events & screenings for the community and since launching an expanded membership program in October 2016 at our new space - hundreds of new members!

We continue to partner with some pretty amazing local organizations like AGLiFF, Other Worlds Austin, Exploded Drawing, Boss Babes ATX, SXSW Film, and Hyperreal Film Club. 

We've moved a few times, been moved and continue to be inspired by what makes our city the greatest - it's strong communities who keep on keeping on, no matter the obstacles thrown in our way. 

Come celebrate with us! We'll have sweets, champagne, and exclusive discounts for upcoming classes, new membership plans and info on a couple of very special upcoming artist events!

2pm - 7pm
@ our space (2200 Tillery Street)

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Cinema Obscura #001
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Cinema Obscura #001

Cinema Obscura is an ongoing screening series produced by Motion Media Arts Center highlighting & combining the ATX film, visual arts and underground music communities for a night for your senses. Works created vary from Super 8, 16mm, animation, digital narrative and documentary short films. 

Our goal is empower, support and educate emerging artists of all ages to be active participants in shaping our culture and engage communities to rethink the way we view film, art and technology. We provide alternative ways to work, learn, create, and consume the arts in the digital era.

Our next series installment will host at Cheer Up Charlies on Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 7pm; join us for a dreamy night of sight & sound. 

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FILM TALKS 003: "I Love Dick" Screening + Conversation
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

FILM TALKS 003: "I Love Dick" Screening + Conversation

From Jill Soloway, the Emmy award winning creator of Transparent, and playwright Sarah Gubbins, comes the new Amazon Original series I Love Dick. Set in Marfa, Texas, Dick tells the story of a struggling married couple, Chris (Kathryn Hahn) and Sylvère (Griffin Dunne), and their obsession with a charismatic professor named Dick (Kevin Bacon). An exploration of the female gaze and how we tell stories about love and desire, I Love Dick charts the evolution of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the deification of a man named Dick.

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Keep Austin Creating #5
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Keep Austin Creating #5

Keep Austin Creating is an ongoing event & meet-up for the Central Texas community highlighting Austin creatives and their businesses. It is always free to attend, open to the public, and family friendly. We host every other month and hope to continue this event for as long as we can, as we feel it is vital to support accessibility within the arts and give a platform to all creatives.

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Keep Austin Creating #4
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Keep Austin Creating #4

Keep Austin Creating is an ongoing event & meet-up for the Central Texas community highlighting Austin creatives and their businesses. It is always free to attend, open to the public, and family friendly. We host every other month and hope to continue this event for as long as we can, as we feel it is vital to support accessibility within the arts and give a platform to all creatives.

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Caroline Eck & Bryan Lee Taylor: VARIOUS WORKS
May
5
to May 26

Caroline Eck & Bryan Lee Taylor: VARIOUS WORKS

  • Motion Media Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Caroline Eck is a multimedia artist living and working in Austin, Texas. Her work takes the viewer to a cold, personal, and paradoxical world laced with uncertainty and the subconscious. The subjects and drawings are a development of the experiences in the artist's life and the emotional effects they have had on the artist in addition to dreams and imagination. She's currently completing a BFA in studio art and marketing at St. Edward's University.

Bryan Lee Taylor is a multimedia artist living and working in Austin, Texas. His primary focus is on 35mm film photography and drawing inspiration from day to day experiences of human interaction and emotions.

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Keep Austin Creating #3
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Keep Austin Creating #3

Keep Austin Creating is an ongoing event & meet-up for the Central Texas community highlighting Austin creatives and their businesses. It is always free to attend, open to the public, and family friendly. We host every other month and hope to continue this event for as long as we can, as we feel it is vital to support accessibility within the arts and give a platform to all creatives.

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Ben Livingston, Paintings + Neon
Feb
25
to Mar 6

Ben Livingston, Paintings + Neon

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  • Google Calendar ICS

About the Artist:National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) fellow, Ben Livingston was Born 1958 in Victoria, Texas into a creative family. His mother, Polly Lou Livingston, known for her voice and personality of Tree Trunks, on "Adventure Time with Finn and Jake".

Livingston spent much of his childhood creating allegorical scenes that were playing in his mind. He also liked making other things, like stories and songs, which blossomed with international critical acclaim at age 50.

In 1992, Ivan Karp of the OK Harris Gallery in the SOHO district of New York City saw Ben's paintings and offered him a place in his stable of artists with the agreement that he move there from Texas.

Harris was involved in launching the careers of artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, and John Chamberlain.

Livingston's signing off from aspirations as a "highfalutin" artist in New York City is defined by his solution oriented painting: "How I Decided NOT to Move to New York".

The paintings exhibited for this series are from that body of work.

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Keep Austin Creating #2
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Keep Austin Creating #2

Keep Austin Creating is an ongoing event & meet-up for the Central Texas community highlighting Austin creatives and their businesses. It is always free to attend, open to the public, and family friendly. We host every other month and hope to continue this event for as long as we can, as we feel it is vital to support accessibility within the arts and give a platform to all creatives.

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Keep Austin Creating #1: OPEN HOUSE
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Keep Austin Creating #1: OPEN HOUSE

Keep Austin Creating is an ongoing event & meet-up for the Central Texas community highlighting Austin creatives and their businesses. It is always free to attend, open to the public, and family friendly. We host every other month and hope to continue this event for as long as we can, as we feel it is vital to support accessibility within the arts and give a platform to all creatives.

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FILM TALKS 001: Operation Avalanche with Director Matt Johnson
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

FILM TALKS 001: Operation Avalanche with Director Matt Johnson

Join Austin School of Film on Wednesday, September 21st from 7:00pm to 8:00pm for an evening talk with Director Matt Johnson as part of our ongoing Film Talks series. Matt Johson will be discussing his latest film  Operation Avalanche, that premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and engage in a community Q&A on his work. 

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BEHIND THE SCENE 003: EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING WITH FAIZA KRACHENI
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

BEHIND THE SCENE 003: EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING WITH FAIZA KRACHENI

Join us for a night of experimental filmmaking as we celebrate some of the most celebrated pioneers throughout history and discuss their life's works and must-see pieces.

We have carefully curated films from the 1920's such as Hans Richter, to 1940's and 60's which such artists as Maya Deren, Stan Brakage and David Lynch leading us to the exciting films of the 70's and 80's with excerpts from Kenneth Anger to present time filmmakers and visual arts. This screening will be introduced and lead by Faiza Kracheni, ASoF Education & Programs Director + local artist/filmmaker.

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BEHIND THE SCENE 002: LOCAL GAFFER & DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, COREY KLINE
Jan
20
6:30 PM18:30

BEHIND THE SCENE 002: LOCAL GAFFER & DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, COREY KLINE

DETAILS: We will be discussing a secret film noir + ASoF instructor Corey Kline with screening to follow.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Cordelaine (Corey) Kline is an Austin based filmmaker and digital arts teacher. Kline is currently making a romantic comedy web series called Jim the Jerk. Kline also operates a digital arts summer camp where he instructs 9-18 year olds about iPhoto, Garageband, iMovie, Scratch, and MS Office. Kline has worked as an Assistant Camera/2nd AC on 3 feature films. Kline graduated from the University of Iowa Cinema Program where he produced and DP'd a feature film called Diary of a Superhero which won the Award of Excellence from Iowa Motion Picture Association. His work can be found on www.cordelaine.com

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BEHIND THE SCENE 001: MOON SCREENING
Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

BEHIND THE SCENE 001: MOON SCREENING

DETAILS: We will be discussing the visual effects of british science fiction drama film MOON with multi-platform artist + ASoF instructor Caegan Meagher with screening to follow.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ceagan Meagher is a local multi-platform artist in motion graphics, visual effects, photography, videography, audio/video editing and workflow management. His client work includes Verizon Wireless, Barnes and Noble, AT&T, Dell and T-Mobile among others. Additional skills and interests blanket the spectrum in 3D, projection mapping, photogrammetry and VR. He is the lead instructor Adobe After Effects and Cinema4D at Austin School of Film. His website and reel can be found at www.neondopemachine.com.

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