Hello animation fan!
Thanks so much to everyone who helped make our first annual art show / music show / party a big success- volunteers, artists, musicians, and those who came out to support us!
We filled up Eyedrum's parking lot, had awesome art and music, and raised some money for ASIFA-Atlanta so we can keep doing exciting things in 2009!
Jerry Fuchs (aka "Fooksie") wrote about his experience, complete with pictures:
If the show had been a film, these would be the credits; thank you to:
- All our performers and musicians: William Tucker, Floating Coats, The Back Pockets, Omelet, and Falcon Lords
- Alena Spragg for getting the whole thing started and printing posters, getting snacks, helping with dropoff, emails, Facebook, etc etc
- Jennifer Barclay, Aubrey Longley-Cook and Mikel, who did an amazing job hanging all the art (didn't it look nice?)
- Jennifer for the delicious pie and beautiful ASIFA-Atlanta flyers and for the sign for the show
- All our door volunteers, which is something I always greatly appreciate: Alena, Jillian Fratkin, Sandee Chamberlain, Robert Paraguassu, and Mollie Brock
- Our videographers: Bryan Fordney and Sean Jarrett
- Our photographer: Bianca Butler
- Jay Blodgett for the mass emails and for making artist submission form
- Jess Blankenship from Eyedrum for all the Eyedrum help and art show guidance
- Nathan Brown from Eyedrum who did a tremendous job with sound and setting up the projector
Our next scheduled event is An Evening of Stop-Motion Puppet Films at Center for Puppetry Arts (http://puppet.org/) on Saturday, Jan 17, 2009, 8pm. ASIFA-Atlanta is proud to be helping with this event!
Location: Mainstage Theater
Cost: $7; $5 Center Members
Just a couple days later, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (http://www.ajff.org/) will be showing Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist, at Lefont Sandy Springs, on Monday, Jan 19, 2009, 4:40pm. It's possible a representative from ASIFA-Atlanta will introduce the film and do a Q&A. This will be the Atlanta premiere of the film, which is a documentary on Will Eisner. Mark Mayerson writes about it here:
Atlanta Film Festival is seeking entries, especially good animation. ASIFA-Atlanta will be involved with the festival's animation night; if you have a good film, please submit! The last deadline is January 9, 2009. Details here:
Local teen Jabril Mack, 15, won the 2008 Nickelodeon Greater Creator Award for his entry "Chicken Herder", which competed with over a thousand other entries! Article here:
And the film itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90SnATFREPw
John Ryan, ASIFA-Atlanta board member and head of local studio Dagnabit! sent me their holiday card to share with everyone:
Here's what we have so far for 2009:
- Figure Drawing every Thursday at Westwood College
- Monthly Animation Workshop at Manuel's Tavern
- Monthly Boozer Doodle
- "An Evening of Stop-Motion" on Jan. 17th
- "Roll Yer Own" in May
- "Blowin' Smoke" in July
- "Animation Attack!" in August
- "International Animation Day" in October
- "Gallery Show" in December
Take care and thanks for an amazing year!
-Brett W. Thompson, President of ASIFA-Atlanta