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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

STUDENTS: Apply For A Sponsorship to Join Animation Resources

Sponsor A Student

Are you a student that wants to be a member of Animation Resources, but can’t afford it? Send three sentences explaining why it will help you being a member along with a link to an example of your work to sworth@animationarchive.org. We are going to create a “Sponsor a Student” page where people can pay for your student dues for a year. Beyond that, it’s up to you. But here is your chance for a leg up. (Please do not apply if you can afford the $50. This is for students who really need it.)
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Monday, January 5th, 2015

Meta: Animation Resources’ Goals and Projects

Animation Resources is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the worldwide animation community. Through our various online and in-person projects, we educate and inspire professional animators, cartoonists, illustrators and students. If you are a creative person in animation or an allied field, you should be a member of Animation Resources!

The Goals of Animation Resources

  • To support and encourage animation education
  • To support the preservation and critical evaluation of animation history
  • To recognize the achievement of excellence in the art of animation
  • To increase public awareness of animation
  • To act as a liaison to encourage the free exchange of ideas within the animation community
  • To encourage journalism documenting current trends and activities in animation
  • To encourage the social interaction of professional and non-professional animation enthusiasts
  • To encourage the development and expression of all forms of animation

Animation Resources’ Projects

ANIMATION ARCHIVE PROJECT

We are in the process of developing a database of material designed to educate and inspire artists working in the fields of animation, cartooning and illustration. Included in the collection are hundreds of thousands of high resolution scans of rare artwork and instructional material related to the subject, as well as thousands of digitized animated films and biographical data on great artists. All of this information is combined in a database where the collection can be sorted and searched in an incredibly flexible manner. Currently, the collection occupies dozens of hard drives and measures in the terabytes, but our eventual goal is to be able to house it on cloud servers and make the information available over the internet. More About the Animation Archive Project

ANIMATION CREATIVE LEAGUE

The Creative League currently meets once a month for networking, informal discussion, screenings, friendly critique of work in progress, and guest speakers. The topics of the meetings cover the full spectrum of creativity- music, art, cartooning, dance, filmmaking, animation, comedy and drama. The purpose is to inspire and empower independent animation creators and build a community of independent artists in the Los Angeles area. More About the Animation Creative League

Monday, December 15th, 2014

KCET Artbound on Animation Resources

Artbound

KCET ARTBOUND: Animation Resources Aims To Build A Massive Digital Archive Of Cartoon Art