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Call for Proposals: Society for Animation Studies Conference 2014

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: DECEMBER 18 The 26th Society for Animation Studies Conference: June 16-19, 2014, Toronto Canada – at Sheridan College The Society for Animation Studies invites submissions of proposals on a wide range of animation topics for papers, micro-talks, and posters. Crossover events are planned with TAAFI (Toronto Animated Arts Film International.) Membership in the Society for Animation... read more

Teaching animation principles: vehicle animation

I’m getting my traditional animation class into animation principles with exercises in physics, gravity and timing. I want to post some of their work on the “falling leaf, twig, and log” because I think they have made great progress in a short time! But for this week, I’m looking up curriculum reference for “simple vehicle start and stop” animation. Here’s an... read more

Casual overview of Flash – 2D animation

This is some introductory class curriculum I threw together. Casual overview of Flash – from a traditionally trained 2D animator, and user of Flash for an efficient home studio. (Not a web developer.) Flash was originally developed to author web content, such as websites with interactivity. Animated ads embedded in your browser may be the most common examples of it you see today. “Flash” may refer... read more

A conversation about indie animation and funding

Conversation with Cory You (maker of weird electronic dance music and oddball cartoons – here’s a site for his animation.) Pounded out in 10 minutes (opinions may be relative.) Cory You: Pretty neato indie animation i found. Patrick Lake: Looks great. I have really been digging this one, too. Cory You: Since large studios have long ago left behind 2d in favor of the glut of talking... read more

Here’s 2 of my animated films, just posted

Pirate Scum (2010) and Fast Food Feast (2003) were just recently posted for my Portfolio page. Read about how I made them, and what festivals they showed in. Marvel at thousands of hours of work distilled into 8-10 minutes of obsessively polished hand-drawn cartoons. Let your imagination get inspired… to wonder what I could have accomplished, if I had gone to school for rocket surgery instead of... read more

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