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Meghdad Asadilari

Assistant Professor

School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

Meghdad Asadilari

Assistant Professor

School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design


Areas of Expertise

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Asadilari, Meghdad. Simorgh. 15 Apr. 2017. Museum fí¼r Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Hamburg Museum for Art and Design) - Islamic Art Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany. Exhibit.
Asadilari, Meghdad. Simorgh. Jan. 2017. Festivals around the world, NA. Exhibit.
Asadilari, Meghdad. Film Director. Oct. 2014. Savannah Film Festival, Savannah. Exhibit.
Asadilari, Meghdad. Film Director. 2013. Student Film Festival - Oscar, New York. Exhibit.
Invited Article/Publication
Harris, Miriam. "This Elegant Animation Uses Birds Created from Persian Calligraphy to Explore Self Worth." Digital Arts Magazine. (2017). Web.
Heller, Steven. "Calligraphic Anime." Print Magazine. (2017). Web.
Puno, Christian. "Award-Winning Animation ‘Simorgh’ Claims Numerous Awards and High Praise from all over the World." DesignFaves. (2017). Web.
Capossela, Francesca. "Calligraphy Takes Flight in an Award-Winning Animation." VICE's The Creators Project. (2016). Web.
McLean, Tom. "Shorts We Love." Animation World Magazine. (2016). Print.
Pego, Jota. "Buscando al rey de las aves, Simorgh, de Meghdad Asadi." Makamo.es. (2016). Web.
Creapills, . "Cette Vidéo Artistique est un Magnifique Hommage í  la Calligraphie." Creapills. (2016). Web.
Elshaikh, Eman. "A Refreshing Adaptation of a 12th Century Persian Poem." Muftah Magazine. (2016). Web.
Nat, . "A la Recherche du Simorgh, un Oiseau de Légende, en Calligraphie 3D Animée." Maxi Tendance. (2016). Web.
NA, . "Un Beau Moment de Poésie. C’est ce Que Nous Offre un Superbe Court Métrage d’Animation intitulé « Simorgh » qu’on doit au réalisateur iranien Meghdad Asadi Lari…." Pureactu.com. (2016). Web.
Shanasa, Dhyan. "Destaque: Simorgh de Meghdad Asadi." Layer Lemonade. (2016). Web.
Asadilari, Meghdad. "Beyond the Spehres." The Real Science of BEYOND THE SPHERES. (2014). Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Asadilari, Meghdad. "The Making of Simorgh." The Making of Simorgh. Walt Disney Family Museum. San Fransisco, CA. 19 Mar. 2016. Lecture.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Asadilari, Meghdad. Vimeo. Vimeo Staff Pick. New York, NY, 2016.
Asadilari, Meghdad. Plum Tuckered Film Festival. Best Animation. Davis, WV, 2016.
Asadilari, Meghdad. Roshd International Film Festival. Special Jury Award. Tehran, Tehran, 2016.
Asadilari, Meghdad. Tehran International Animation Festival. Director Special Award. Tehran, Tehran, 2016.

Currently Teaching

SOFA-586
3 Credits
This programming course is designed specifically for artists and animators with little or no programming experience. It is designed to give students the ability to solve software problems by making their own tools or finding existing tools. All of the assignments and examples in class are graphics related and will include tools for animation, rigging, particles, texturing and modeling.
SOFA-221
3 Credits
This course will teach students the basics of Adobe After Effects. Students will learn production theory as well as gain practical experience in 2.5 D animation production.
SOFA-122
3 Credits
This course provides an introductory overview to computer systems and to principles associated with motion picture technologies. Topics covered include computer history, basics in computer architecture basics, operating systems, HTML and networking. Human vision and perception, image capture and display technologies (both analog and digital), digital image processing and post-production equipment and software are also covered. The course focuses on exposing the students to basic principles necessary to proceed with subsequent courses with production or animation focus.
SOFA-799
1 - 4 Credits
Film and Animation Graduate Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined deliverables. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. Student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply.
SOFA-599
1 - 6 Credits
SOFA Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined deliverables. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. Student must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply.
SOFA-790
4 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved plan of work for their thesis while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. They are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester.
SOFA-681
3 Credits
This course will introduce three-dimensionally generated visual effects designed to enhance film and animation productions. The course content will explore generated particle animation and dynamic simulations of fluid, hair and cloth. Students will work across multiple software platforms and learn to successfully integrate various elements together into single, cohesive scenes.
SOFA-531
3 Credits
This course will offer hands-on experience in manipulating live action video and applying digital effects. There is an emphasis on digital compositing using rotoscoping, image tracking, alpha channels and transparency. Composites may be accomplished through green screen shooting, transfer modes, masks, and/or traveling mattes. Node based compositing will also be addressed as well.
SOFA-581
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the creation of three-dimensional generated visual effects designed to enhance film and animation productions. This includes everything from generated particle animation to dynamic simulations of fluid, hair, and cloth. Students will work across multiple applications and learn to successfully integrate various elements into cohesive scenes.