Aug 12, 2003
Volume 1, Number 4
New ASIFA Organization
Evert Brown Speaks!
“ASIFA – Colorado was established in 2001 as a non-profit corporation devoted to cultivating and promoting the art, craft and profession of Animation.
Together, our membership and Board of Directors are developing a far-reaching range of programs and special events to meet the following goals:
Ø Stimulate discussion among professional and non-professional animation enthusiasts about concepts and technologies evolving in the industry.
Ø Increase the visibility of Colorado Region animation companies available to serve the growing demand for commercial animation productions across the nation and around the world.
Ø Establish a tradition of local, public events including seminars, panel discussions, special screenings, festivals and workshops devoted to more broadly acquainting the population with the power, diversity, and application of animation in all media.
Ø Increase the connections between animation education programs and professionals in the industry.
Ø Enrich the experience of animation students by bringing the diversity of the international animation scene to their doorstep.”
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August 16th - 3pm until ?
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Animation - BYOA (Bring your own animation / DVD-VHS)
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· SummerToast: a gathering of the acronyms occurred on July 23, 2003 at Coors Brewing Company in Golden, CO. Evert details the event in Non-Sequiturs below.
· During Annecy Animation Festival this year ASIFA International overwhelmingly approved a new organizational structure. This new structure will allow for an ASIFA board composed of members of the ASIFA Groups allowing for a more diversified and well represented board. There will also be a separate Executive Board that will be more concerned with the day-to-day operations of ASIFA and will work hand-in-hand with the ASIFA Board. In Annecy the decision was to change the structure but details of the structure will be worked out in Portugal at the end of November. For more details check out asifa.net.
· Yes, our own Evert has spoken! Evert Brown, a freelance animator, animation director and instructor at the Art Institute of Colorado in the computer animation department, has designed and animated for TV, film, CD ROM and the web. He did studio work in Hollywood on many different characters, mainly Charlie Brown, Garfield, and Cathy. He has worked on forty-two television specials, hundreds of commercials, five full-length features, and received an Emmy for direction of a television special featuring Cathy.
And he has talked to the ASIFA audience at RMCAD in the new Lakewood facility. Prior to the event there was a brief tour of the new location. There were about 35 folks in attendance the tour took about an hour and after some sound issues Evert spoke for over an hour. See him online at www.animationman.com.
· During the most recent board meeting discussions centered around the Summer Cel-ebration planning. Reviews and approval of ASIFA-Colorado by-laws was another issue, a committee was established - please contact Evert Brown at email@example.com if you are interested in participating. Status of international membership as well as member benefits were further explored. Admission charges for events will be implemented after the Summer Cel-ebration. Event speakers will attain honorary membership in ASIFA-Colorado.
August 16th at 3:00PM in Arvada ASIFA-Colorado will host its first annual Summer Cel-ebration. Come one, come all, but come! Register and get directions for this event at http://www.asifa-colorado.org
.Alejandro Bermann of Argentina who has worked on such projects as: "Tony's island" (Kellog's) (1988); "Proaed" (Educational Assistance Program) (1992-1994); "AIDS Project" (15 spots in animated cartoons for the Control Department of Infectocontagious Diseases of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare) (1990); "Santoral" (Ledafilms) (1990); and "Argentine Wildlife Foundation" (1986).
· The 4th Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science-Fiction starts August 7th and continues through August 27th in Hollywood, CA.
· The Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF 2003) kicks off August 12th and goes until August 17th.
· Portland Indy Animation Festival 2003 will be held August 24th through August 26th.
· Telluride IndieFest 2003 is from August 29th to September 1th.
· Big Apple Anime Fest 2003 will be held from August 29th and goes until August 31th.
The Summer Toast an event held on August 23, 2003, was sponsored by:
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