One of the things readers most frequently ask us about is animation schools, and which ones are the best. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to give very specific advice on this subject, but what we can do is start to provide profiles of some of the leading animation academies around the world. The first of these occasional pieces is provided herein by Philippe Moins in his "La Cambre, an Animation School in Brussels."In our review section, Nedd Willard reports in from the latest edition of the Esphino Animation Festival in Portugal, while I take on Space Jam. And finally, Frankie Kowalski's Desert Island provides some feedback from a couple of interactive types, along with the two animation directors of Space Jam; while John R. Dilworth provids us with the latest installment of his Dirdy Birdy comic strip.
I would like to take the pleasure of announcing that, starting with the next issue, Wendy Jackson, will be our new Associate Editor. An animator, animation historian and writer, Wendy promises to bring her unique energy, experience and imagination to the editorial side of the magazine. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she previously worked for ASIFA-Hollywood before joining AWN as its US Sales Representative.
I also want to thank Frankie Kowalski, our current Associate Editor, who is leaving to join the staff of Animation Magazine's World Animation Celebration to handle publicity and marketing. Frankie played a vital role in getting the magazine started and keeping it on an even keel once it got off the ground. We will all miss her and wish her all the best in her new position.
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