Friday, June 29, 2012

A Sweet Tea Summer

Hey Tea Timers!

Our first meeting was a fantabulous brainstorm to plan our sweet, summer, animation funzies; Flicks, zoo sketch, improv workshops, awesomeness and more (naturally).

For those of you not quite caught up with facebook, Tea Time member Logan was kind enough to announce a rather important bit of news:

The deadline for submitting your reel to apply for the Pixar Classes has been extended until August 1st!

Don't miss this opportunity. Chances are if they've extended the deadline, your chances of making it into the class might just be a little bit higher, so get on it!

Moving on, here's a bit of what was mentioned in club:

ASIFA SF is a fantastic way to network, get access to cool events, and keep yourself in the know of the comings and goings of the industry. Membership is super affordable, check it out here.

There are also a ton of great film watching opportunities this summer -- TED, the Dark Night, Para Norman, and more -- and the Club will be going to see as many of these highly anticipated films as we can possibly afford on our meager student budgets. (Just think of it as research.) Last week, we had a fantastic turnout to see Brave, a big thank you to everyone who came out.

If you're in town this summer, or for whenever you manage to mosy on back in the fall, you may also like to check out Midnight for Maniacs and Movies in the Park!

At tomorrow's meeting we will be covering production pipelines and sharing resources that my help you to explore those careers less widely discussed within the animation industry.

Can't wait to see everyone there!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Welcome to Summer!

Hey Tea Timers! Classes start on the 18th, so our first club meeting of the summer will be
Friday, June 22nd!

Get ready for awesomeness. Stay tuned for more news about next week!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Animation Collaborative Lecture and Demo Class

Courtesy of Amelia Kurth:

The Animation Collaborative is offering its Animation Lecture and Demo class as a two-week intensive program this summer. It will run from July 30 through August 11.

It is by far the best animation class that I have ever taken. You can find details of the packed curriculum here.

This is a great opportunity to take the class when it can't conflict with your spring/fall class course load.

Also, if you know any other animation students outside the bay area, please pass this information along to them. The class is being offered in this compact stint to accommodate those who live outside of the area, that they may also have an opportunity to study with Michal Makarewicz - a great Pixar animator and a gifted teacher.

Thanks, and looking forward to the summer sessions!