Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Animation Networking Event is now officially and enthusiastically ALIVE!

The inaugural meeting last night of the Animation Networking Event - yes, we are on the hunt for a title for the group, all suggestions welcome - was a fantastic night. So many talented and enthusiastic people in one room, all with the desire to collaborate. Writers came from every field from theatre, animation and soap with a desire to work on ideas from horror shorts to pre-school TV, from post watershed TV series to features and competition shorts. The animators came from backgrounds in modelling, 2D, stop motion, 2.5 D, flash, concept design, games...

Best of all, everyone was of the opinion that the bringing together of our two species - animators and writers - should have happened a long time ago, can only lead to good things - maybe in two days, two months, two years... and that the group was overwhelmingly worth developing into a viable and long-term critical mass...

Phew.

6 comments:

  1. Excellent evening, Lindsay. Cheers for organizing it! Lots of potential!

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  2. Thanks Eoin! Setting dates now for the next two!

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  3. Looking forward to next one, and Lindsey, i e-mailed you a suggestion for the name of the group with a graphic, i sent it from work and I'm not sure if you got it.

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    1. Hi Neil, I did reply by email. Thank you firstly! Howe we, apparently we need to describe Animators as Animation Directors which adds a D to the mix. I sent it on the group email with info re producers etc to see if anyone could suggest a name with the 'D' in it too!

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    2. Hi Neil, I did reply by email. Thank you firstly! Howe we, apparently we need to describe Animators as Animation Directors which adds a D to the mix. I sent it on the group email with info re producers etc to see if anyone could suggest a name with the 'D' in it too!

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  4. ok, i never got your reply so i'll give you my other e-mail address:

    neil@vandalhandle.com

    and if you like the design it can be edited to whatever name you decide.

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