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The Toronto Animated Image Society's Winter Schedule

Tais, the Toronto Animated Image Society, presents its winter 2001 schedule. Mark these dates in your calendars:

- On Tuesday, January 23, 2001: Funding Your Animated Film, Grants For Animation. David Poole, Head of the Media Arts Section of the Canada Council, and Cindy Richmond, Officer of Visual and Media Arts at the Ontario Arts Council, will do a presentation on the grants that animators can apply for to finance their film, video and multi-media projects. 8 p.m. Room 308, Metro Hall, 55 John Street. Please note that this event is for members only. Memberships will be available at the door.

- On Wednesday, February 21, 2001: Visual Storytelling For Animation with filmmaker and Sheridan College faculty member Ellen Besen. Ellen Besen will dissect "101 Dalmatians" to reveal the fine points of telling a story through animation. She will reveal how all of the elements of the animation craft (action, sound, special effects, framing and characterization) are used to focus the meaning of scenes in this Disney Classic. Ellen's storytelling workshops have been big hits at past Ottawa International Animation Festivals and Tais is pleased to have her share her insights with its members. 8 p.m. Room 308, Metro Hall, 55 John Street. Free admission for Tais members, everyone else $5.

- On Thursday, March 22, 2001: Frozen Moments, a group show of animated films that reflect on digital technology, curated by the Quickdraw Animation Society in Calgary (http://www.awn.com/qas). Tais is hoping to have internationally renowned animator Richard Reeves as a guest this evening (see next item). 8 p.m. Room 308, Metro Hall, 55 John Street. Free admission for Tais members, everyone else $5.

- In March, TAIS is bringing Richard Reeves to Toronto to do a two-day weekend camera-less animation workshop. In his award-winning film "Sea Song," Richard has mastered the technique of creating animated films by scratching, bleaching and painting on raw 35mm movie film to create beautiful animated films without using a camera. This two day workshop would cost around $85 for Tais members and $100 for non-members (estimated fees). Tentative dates are Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, 2001. Tais would like to know how many people wish to participate. Everyone who is interested please e-mail Patrick Jenkins at pjenkins@interlog.com, or call him at (416) 533-2440. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

In "The Film Strip Tells All." William Moritz discusses Richard Reeves' "Linear Dreams" and Bärbel Neubauer's "Moonlight" and helps to put them in perspective. Includes Quicktime movies of both films.

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