Children's Animation Show
ASIFA-Colorado Children's Workshop Web Site:
International Web Site:
ASIFA/Colorado Volunteers and Board
Dan A. Seely
Treasurer and Business Manager
Emissary to Secondary Education
Vice President of Marketing
Vice President of Allied Fields
Director of Communications
News Letter Editor
“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:
Stimulate discussion among professional and
non-professional animation enthusiasts about concepts and technologies
evolving in the industry.
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.
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.
Increase the connections between animation education
programs and professionals in the industry.
Enrich the experience of animation students by bringing
the diversity of the international animation scene to their doorstep.”
To join ASIFA-Colorado:
go to http:/www.asifa-colorado.org
or send a check; $30 for Students, $55 for
Professionals (payable to ASIFA-Colorado) to:
6585 W. 62nd Place
Arvada, CO 80003
include your Name, Address, and phone number. Student
include a photocopied id.
To find out more about the Animator's Workshop Group (AWG)
for children contact:
To contribute or volunteer contact:
Comments, questions, articles and suggestions are
always welcome. Reply-To: email@example.com
New & Noteworthy
Well for the second year SummerToast has come and gone.
For those of you who missed it - don't miss it next year! It is a
great event to meet and network with folks in all different are arenas,
many of whom are extremely interested in talking with and teaming up
with animators. After a slight downpour and some heavy winds the
event kicked off with the Coor's truck handing out beer right in the
middle of all the tents. Many people attended and stopped by the ASIFA
tent to watch our animations and talk animation. Very fun, very
interesting, very bad to miss it!
The Children's Animation Show kicked
off its first year at the D-Note in old town Arvada.
Lot's of great and different animation was shown, thanks to Kevin Ryan
who put the show together. Most of the kid's watched with open jaw
throughout the event and were wishing for more afterward.
board took most of the summer off and the minutes have not yet been
published for the last meeting.
Please note that if any of
the projects that ASIFA-Colorado is working on interests you, feel free
to contact any board member listed in the left hand column and let them
know you'd like to help out! After all, this is about you!
September 29th, 2004
Catalano - Wednesday, September 29th at 7pm.
Debbie is a Colorado CGI visual effects artist who has worked for some
of biggest companies in the industry for the last 10 years. She has
worked on films, commercials, and broadcast graphics. Some of her
clients include Warner Brothers (Scooby-Doo!), 20 th Century Fox (Dr.
Doolittle 2), Sprint, Intel, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, WB, ESPN, Starz!,
Encore, the Academy Awards and many more. She is fluent in Maya, After
Effects, and Flash, and many others. $5
Admission - $3 Students – Members Free Wednesday, September 29th at 7
pm. at the Rocky Mountain College at the Rocky Mountain College of Art
& Design Theater, 1600 Pierce St. Lakewood, CO 80214.
Spike and Mike's Sick and
Twisted Animation Festival is touring again with shows in Denver,
Boulder and elsewhere. Don't miss this one as it features
animations from member Patrick Mallek at Mighty Fudge Studios.
Leave the kids behind though as family values are not what it's all
Don't miss our upcoming
activities for International Animation Day!
In 2002, the
International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) launched its
International Animation Day to commemorate the first public performance
of Emile Reynaud's Optical Theatre at the Grévin Museum in Paris in
The different ASIFA groups, which are represented in about thirty
countries in the world, are ready to celebrate this World Day.
We invite you to join us by screening animated films, organising
workshops for the initiation of beginners, exhibiting artwork and
stills, providing technical demonstrations...
Some of us have taken this opportunity to spread this event over
several days (for instance 9 days in France, 5 days in Portugal)
involving numerous partners. In 2003, as many as 17O events have taken
place in the whole of France.
Such a celebration is an outstanding opportunity of putting the
animated film in the limelight, as this art is not yet easy of
access to quite a large fraction of the public.
On this occasion, we will arrange the publication of an original poster
and send a press release which will both be shared in common with all
those participating in this event. The ASIFA groups will also suggest
various programmes of animated films and you will find all particulars
on ASIFA.NET. Those programmes will be available to the various
Please contact one of the board members if you have a
specific event you'd like to see or be involved with.
Festivals & Conferences
September 22-26, 2004
Oct 19-24, 2004
November 3-7, 2004
Genzano di Roma (I Castelli Animati)
December 1-5, 2004
Cineme International Animation Festival
September 24-26, 2004
Giggleshorts International Comedy Short Film Festival
September 25-29, 2004
27th Starz Denver International Film Festival
October 14-24, 2004
Member Profile: Carmella Rodriquez
is a pioneer in video-on-demand over phone lines. She
has over 10 years in the business of creating multimedia products and
owns Cinetek Productions.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long have you been in the video industry?
I was first introduced to the multimedia/video industry in the early 1990's
while co-founding On-Demand Technologies (ODT) in Austin, Texas. ODT was
one of the first software companies to deliver video-on-demand using analog
and digital technology over telephone lines.
How has the industry changed since you started?
The major change that I have witnessed over the years in this industry have
been the advancement in technology and it's price tag. Virtually anyone can
produce animation, video, and web development from their home. The percentage of women in this industry has jumped a great deal over the last
10 years and they have become major contributors. You go girlfriends!
You're very involved in Video why the interest in animation?
My passion in life is moving images, animation and children. I love the
visual world I live in and I want to use my creativity and skills to help
children in their early developmental years by producing and animating educational programming.
Do you have personal projects you work on?
I have so many personal projects that I work on that I cannot finish one of
them, but one day I will succeed.
What brought you to Colorado?
Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, living in Texas I wanted to come back
to the mountains and I landed up in Colorado working for Galileo International and United Airlines to test the first United Airlines on-line
ticketing reservation system.
What type of work are you now doing here in Colorado?
Projects include corporate and consumer clients. My corporate clients
usually include diverse service agencies like Colorado Access, a nonprofit
health plan that provides access to behavioral and physical health services
for medically under-served Coloradans, and the Denver Indian Family Resource Center, a nonprofit who assists families to avoid involvement with
the child welfare system. Where families have already encountered child abuse or neglect charges, DIFRC advocates active efforts toward family
How do you feel about the animation landscape in Colorado?
The animation landscape in Colorado is in it's infancy just like the video
industry even though it has been around for over 30 years or more in Colorado. As animators or animation enthusiasts we need to bring awareness
of the importance and economic value that this industry brings to Colorado.
What do you think would improve the Colorado animation scene?
For the first time the legislature is looking for economic alternatives for
our state. With 9/11 and the War on Iraq our government is planning to fund
many animation simulation projects in this area. Denver has great potential
to be the next digital hub between the West and East Coast. It is the responsibility of people in our industry to bring awareness and educate our
government leaders, professionals, and community. As a proud member of
ASIFA-Colorado, I volunteer my time to help this effort.
Thanks for your time.
Two wonderful glorious
Two weeks of pure animation fun.
two festivals, too!
One festival happens the first
week and the following festival happens the next week one train day
away. To be sure, they are
two entirely different festivals.
happens one week in a small
town in the French Alps by a beautiful lake about an hour from
, the other festival, is one week in the capitol of
, a recently war torn country. But with only two weeks in
– I could enjoy both. And
both need to be enjoyed and appreciated.
The festivals complement each
is full of excitement, powerful and
is small, more friendly.
has a great and large audience that is delighted with each showing –
hooting and howling for the characters and any creators on hand. And the
showings are plenty, oftentimes with 4 or 5 showings at once, it is
impossible to see and do everything. I spent only 2 days in
missing the conference and MIFA (the expo.) I stopped by merely to see
the event and to man the ASIFA booth for a few hours.
I am sorry I was not there longer. There was just so much to see
and do and unfortunately I could not attend the closing ceremonies where
the ASIFA prize was given to Bruno Edera, an animation historian.
The town of
is beautiful as well, a small French city nestled in the
next a large lake. And
everyone is friendly even though over 1000 animators have descended upon
on the other hand is different. It too is a friendly city that welcomes
the animators with open arms and it is always willing to do anything to
accommodate guests. The
festival is much smaller than
and this gives it a lot of intimacy.
You can speak to anyone and everyone is close – even going to
the same club after the shows.
is the festival to attend if you are looking to meet many fellow
animators and discuss styles or techniques or life.
There are fewer theatres set up at
also and so it is possible to see and do everything.