ASIFA-Hollywood will host its 7th Annual Animation Expo on March 3-4, 2000,
in Glendale, California. The Expo is a two day animation industry trade
show focusing on the exhibition of animation related products and services
and the recruitment of related talent and personnel. Confirmed workshops
include: master teacher and layout artist Glenn Vilppu's "Capturing the
Pose with Line;" Ralph Sanchez, Director of Animation Development at
Nickelodeon Animation Studio, providing insight into developing and
pitching ideas; "Words Into Pictures: The Storyboard" with Emmy-award
winning director and veteran storyboard artist Dick Sebast; and "Yikes!
Acting with Your Voice" with Michael Bell, whose credits include the voices
of Batman and the Riddler. Other key panels include "Internships: The
Industry Gateway" with Kat Fair, Head of Recruiting at Nickelodeon
Animation Studio; "Storytelling in the Digital Age" with Mark Andrews, Head
of Story, Osmosis Jones, Warner Bros. Feature Animation; "Video Game
Development;" "Animation Marketplace 2000;" "Feature Animation: The
Process;" "The Business of Freelancing" and more.
AWN's Dan Sarto will present "THE NEXT WAVE: ANIMATION ON THE INTERNET" on
Saturday, March 4, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM. A panel of leading animators and
industry experts will discuss current opportunities and future
possibilities for the creation and distribution of animation on the
Internet. Session 1 will focus on THE TOOLS, TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES
being used to create web-based animated content. With so much focus on
Flash, are there other platforms that should be considered? What's being
done with 3D? How do broadband and streaming media impact content
development? Session 2 will focus on the current and future MARKETPLACE FOR
WEB-BASED ANIMATION, from independent animated films to serialized and
episodic webtoons. Who is buying web-based animation right now? What are
they buying? What are the business models for content licensing?
For more info on the Expo, contact Jean Wright at (818) 842-8330 or visit
the ASIFA-Hollywood web site at www.asifa-hollywood.org.