Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.4, July 1997

In Praise of June
Your issue this month was EXCELLENT! I think it liked it so well because there was so much information as to suggestions for students and opportunity-type information. Anyway, here are some of my favorite animation books:

Talking Animals and Other People by Shamus Culhane
Encyclopedia of Animation Techniques by Richard Taylor

(You stole my other faves, Animator's Workbook and Chuck Amuck)

- Mike Rauch

Dear Mike,

Thank you for writing. I'm sure other readers will enjoy taking a look at these books.

The Editors

An Unrecognized School
Excellent information, I was so excited to find this link. I was disappointed to not be mentioned as one of the schools in such a top notch publication. CDIS Center for Digital Imaging and Sound in Burnaby BC (Vancouver, Canada) has been producing artists and media professionals for almost twenty years. CDIS has a twenty thousand square foot multimillion dollar facility utilized for leading edge instruction in CGI, traditional animation and the integrated arts. We also instruct film, video, motion picture cinematography, video game production, multimedia, web masters and sound production. CDIS is an authorized training center for Alias, an SGI training partner and a designated educational facility for Softimage, Lightwave, 3D Studio, Electric Image and many more top products.

Graduates of CDIS work at many places including Electronic Arts, MainFrame (Vancouver), Black Cauldron (San Francisco), Frame Store (London) and many other prestigious companies. We feel we deserve to be mentioned amongst the many schools in your recent articles. Unlike many greedy school entrepreneurs, we have not hiked up our tuition because of the almost desperate demand for qualified people. Our tuition remain thousands and sometimes tens of thousands cheaper. (Approximately $6,500 US per year). This is not done at the expense of quality training. In fact CDIS is tops in training hours, class size, and equipment access. I thank you for your time and look forward to your response.

- Niels Hartvig-Nielsen
Executive Director, Center for Digital Imaging and Sound

Dear Mr. Hartvig-Nielsen,

Thank you for dropping us a line and letting us know about you. I am sure this information will be useful to a large number of our student readers, especially since the issue stressed the positive future in computer animation.

Thank you for taking the time to e-mail us and please, feel free to send us further information regarding your school and alumni.

The Editors

In the Loop
I feel that now I have registered to receive the Animation Flash Newsletter and all that goes with it, I will be Really With It, In The Loop, On Top Of Everything, and In The Know.

- Nancy Grimaldi

Dear Nancy,

You're absolutely right! You will be! Thank you for joining our ever growing list of readers.

The Editors

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