Award-winning former Disney animator and educator Larry Lauria has fourteen animation workshops scheduled between now and the beginning of July 2001. The events range from the LEAF and Moondance festivals to workshops in Tampa, Phoenix, Long Island, St. Louis area, Long Beach, Tuscany (Italy) and more. They cover the gambit from animation fundamentals and character design to writing for animation and storyboarding and range from beginning to advanced levels. For more information, email Larry at firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who cannot attend Larry's workshops, his Toon Institute offers free animation drawings, lessons, news and stories you can download and apply to your animation.
Larry Lauria also hosts Creative Planet's ANIMATION TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES forum, a place to share your thoughts and expertise about animation. Launched within the Community Center section of our parent company Website, CreativePlanet.com, AWN Discussion Forums are hosted by leading experts in their respective fields who are there to facilitate conversation, answer questions and refer users to Creative Planet and outside content. AWN recently announced the additions of Tony White, Kyle Clark, Michael Ford and Chris Robinson as new hosts. Award-winning animator and noted author Tony White hosts THE ANIMATOR'S DESKTOP, where you can share the torment and triumph of being an animator. 3D CHARACTER ANIMATION is hosted by Kyle Clark and Michael Ford, award-winning animators and co-founders of Animation Foundation. This forum focuses on topics exclusive to character animation in the digital environment. THE ANIMATION CAFE is a sort of anarchistic forum for debates, criticism and commentary about any and all aspects of animation, especially the art of animation, whatever that means. The Animation Café is hosted by Chris Robinson, executive director of the Ottawa International Festival and founder/director of SAFO, the Ottawa International Student Animation. THE ANIMATION FLEA MARKET is the place to go for buying, selling, trading and finding animation-related items. We also have forums on ANIMATION JOBS, NETWORKING and PORTFOLIOS, MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGN and VISUAL EFFECTS. You can interact with your community by logging on to the Website or by subscribing to the forums via e-mail. Don't be shy! Do you have questions about animation techniques, styles and tools? Have an opinion about a particular animated feature or series? Check out this forum lineup!