May 3

Independent Animation Filmmaking with Patrick Smith - Part 2

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Online
Independent Animation Filmmaking with Patrick Smith - Part 2

Join us for the second of two informative talks by installation artist, animator, and independent filmmaker Patrick Smith. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he will talk about his work over the past 20 years, including how he came to animation, his early work as storyboard artist with Disney, and his move into creating his own independent films and commissioned work. Smith, who has made award-winning animated films for PBS and has a Youtube channel with more than 200,000 subscribers, is a fellow of the New York Foundation of the Arts and a curator for multiple international film and animation festivals.

His directorial debut was for the Emmy-nominated series Down-Town, continuing on to direct the popular animated series Daria. Since then he has directed a handful of short films which earned him much reputation at film festivals worldwide as well as numerous awards. Smith and his studio produced the animated series "Blank on Blank" for PBS digital studios an innovative animated show that visually illustrates rare audio interviews of famous artists, actors and musicians.

Patrick Smith will share is experiences with Students and answer Q and A.

Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC Communication and Media Studies Department, and SMC Design Technology Department.

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If you need an accommodation due to a disability to participate in this event please contact Denise Henninger ( or 310-434-4497) or Nathalie Laille ( or 310-434-4299) at least 5 business days in advance.

The Santa Monica College Associates is a community-based support group that brings outstanding speakers, performers, and special events to SMC to enhance student excellence. Associates members receive invitations to special receptions and advance notices of lectures. Annual Associates memberships are entirely tax-deductible. Call 310-434-4100 or visit for more information.


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