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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 43

Motion Graphics II

This course explores advanced concepts of motion design as they relate to the use of Adobe After Effects on the Macintosh. Course reinforces many of the best practices and techniques learned in Motion Graphics I along with introducing new ones. Guided tutorials are used to help students learn helpful production methods and effects. Each class session involves lectures, technical demonstrations, and professional examples of motion graphics used in broadcast media. Assignments cover the advanced use of After Effects tools, composition and design, storyboarding, project planning, adding both music and sound synchronization. Course offers real-world solutions for professionals and artists. This hands-on course is taught in the Otis computer lab, and includes additional lab time on a sign-up basis at no additional cost.

Prerequisite: XDMA9142 Motion Graphics I; XDMA9136 Digital Imaging II

First class materials: External Key drive

Course Details
Course Code: XDMA9143
Meetings: 10
Credit Hours: 1
Section 1 Digital Media
Instructor: Jeff Kaisershot
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday
Meeting Time(s): 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): February 02, 2016  -  April 12, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note: No mtg: 3/22/16
Class Size: 16
Meeting Room:
Location: Goldsmith Campus
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 15138 $745 Add to Cart
Certificate 15139 $780 Add to Cart
Credit 15140 $1620 Add to Cart
16 of 16 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
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