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Friday, September 16th, 2011

Meta: Support Animation Resources

Even if you aren’t able to contribute or volunteer, you can help the Animation Resources project by writing a letter of support. We plan to apply for grants and sponsorships to take the project to the next level, and feedback from the users of our resources is vital to convincing potential sponsors that AnimationResources.org is a worthwhile project to support.

We are looking for letters from students, educators, artists and professionals in the animation industry. Your letter should include…

  • A little information about yourself
  • The resources that you find most valuable
  • Examples of how Animation Resources has helped you in the past
  • What you would like to see Animation Resources do in the future
  • Your statement of support and encouragement to others to support the project as well

For more information and the address to send your letter of support to, please contact Stephen Worth at sworth@animationresources.org.

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Friday, September 16th, 2011

Meta: Offsite Digitization and Research Crew

Even if you don’t live in the Los Angeles area, you can volunteer to help build the digital archive of AnimationResources.org.

  • SUPPLY ARTWORK FOR DIGITIZATION
    If you have material you think the artists who read AnimationResources.org would be interested in… comic books, magazine cartoons, animation art, book illustrations, or other artwork… we would appreciate being able to add them to our collection. If you have a scanner capable of color scanning at 600 dots per inch, you can scan the artwork yourself. If you don’t have access to a scanner, you can send the material to us to be scanned and returned. Our specifications for digitization are 600 dpi TIFF uncompressed files. We also accept video in DVD or DV-Video formats. Your digitized files can be mailed to us via postal mail on DVD-R disks. Contact Stephen Worth at sworth@animationresources.org for details.
  • RESEARCH BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
    We are compiling biographies of significant artists for our biographical database. If you are able to do internet research to assemble and write biographical sketches, contact us for a list of available artists’ names. For more information, contact Stephen Worth at sworth@animationresources.org. The format for the biographical sketches is as follows…
  • Birth/Death
  • Occupation/Title
  • Bio Summary
  • Early Life/Family
  • Education/Training
  • Career Outline
  • Comments On Style
  • Influences
  • Personality
  • Anecdotes
  • Miscellaneous
  • Filmography
  • Honors
  • Related Links
  • Bibliographic References

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Meta: Volunteer With Animation Resources

The home base of AnimationResources.org is in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Volunteers to help digitize and catalog the collection are always welcome by appointment. We also facilitate college internships for school credit for qualified applicants.

We are looking for people with the following skills…

  • Basic Photoshop Image Editing
  • FileMaker Pro Database Management
  • Internet Website Design and Maintenance
  • Research and Cataloguing of Digital Assets
  • Research and Writing of Biographical Sketches
  • Archive and Teaching Assistants

If you live in the area and have free time you would like to contribute contact Stephen Worth at sworth@animationresources.org.

If you live outside the area, we could still use your help. For information on volunteering over the internet, see our page on Offsite Digitizing and Research.

Our volunteers are the backbone of this project. We respect and appreciate their valuable contributions in making AnimationResources.org what it is today.