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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

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

Pirate Scum festival screening on November 4; voice talent Mo Mellady

Super cool voiceover artist and friend, Mo Mellady, has a demo page to help attract voiceover work. She performed as “Erin Esurance” in dozens of commercials for the ad campaign animated in San Francisco. Mo did the voices in my short film from last year, Pirate Scum. Her roles were the cabin boy and the hula girls. I didn’t expect how fun and rewarding it would be to work with her. ... read more

At the Animation Show of Shows, I asked amazing animators about their next films

Watch this: Tonight I went to The 13th annual Animation Show of Shows, a program of short animation from around the world (including a lot of likely oscar winners). It tours around with it’s host, Ron Diamond (on facebook.) This was a members-only event by ASIFA, the animator’s association, thanks to it’s generous organizer, Karl Cohen. Members-only means: if you pony up a measly $25... read more