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DC Area Animation Co-op Chapter

I've decided to sponsor an Animation Co-op chapter for the Washington, DC Metro area. In order for the chapter to launch, we need at least 10 people from the area to join the Animation Co-op. Read the full Mission Statement to learn the benefits of membership, but here's a segment taken from the website:

The Co-op serves the animation community by promoting independent production, distribution and education. By exchanging ideas, screening works in progress, providing network venues and maintaining a database of projects and resources, we provide opportunities for our fellow artists and filmmakers to grow and thrive in one of the least supported, most demanding but ultimately most gratifying forms of independent expression.

If you're interested, read the Membership Agreement and fill out the Registration Form. You only need to complete the required section and include "Washington D.C. Metro Area" in the "City" field.

If you sign up, make a post in this thread! :D

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just saw this and joined also.
Hope to have some opportunities and learn some stuff!

Hey! I've been pretty busy and haven't been around lately. Glad to see someone else signed up. Be sure to send me your email address so that I can keep you updated.

We're having our first meeting Saturday, February 23 in Fairfax, VA. We're going to network with other co-op members and learn about possible opportunities with Studio Kinate, an emerging animation studio in Fairfax, VA.

Hope to see you there!

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We did it, the DC Chapter has officially launched!! :D

Thanks to everyone who signed up, and more members are always welcome to join. I've sent out two emails to registered members. If you have not received them, please contact me.

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OK, here's an update. We now have 5 members and only need 5 more. Spread the word!

cartoonchaos, can you elaborate on what you mean by "producing" connections?

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cartoonchaos, can you elaborate on what you mean by "producing" connections?

Sure. I'd like to know where I can find musicians, voice actors, etc. but in the local area.

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I'm in. :D

"Animation isn't about how well you draw, but how much to believe." -Glen Keane

Okay, I'm in.:)

Thanks, grumbleboy! Do you have any ideas and suggestions on things you would like to do/learn once the chapter starts?

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just saw this and joined also.
Hope to have some opportunities and learn some stuff!

Thanks, MightyMew! Just 4 more to go. What would you like to do with the chapter?

Sure. I'd like to know where I can find musicians, voice actors, etc. but in the local area.

That's not a problem. As a matter of fact, I can recommend a musician: http://www.architectofsound.com/.

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If I ever finish any of the various shorts I'm working on, viewing and critiquing sessions would be nice. I'm more a hobbyist than a professional (I'm a graphic designer, so there is some crossover), so I'm not really sure what the local community is like. I'm in the Baltimore area, btw.

I actually dont know. o_O I just joined it because it's awesome to have an animation group in Maryland. :o

"Animation isn't about how well you draw, but how much to believe." -Glen Keane

That's good to know as viewing and critiquing sessions are something that I had in mind. I think that work-in-progress screenings would be very beneficial for everyone involved. And being in Baltimore shouldn't be a problem. I should specify that "DC Metro Area" is open to DC, MD, and VA.

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Yeah, i'm in.

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That's OK. I think the animation community is rather large in our area, but we're too dispersed. I'm hoping that the DC Anim Co-op chapter will grow into something that will help us all to feel a bit more connected.

There are also two other animation groups that I know of in our area. The Animators Roundtable that's sponsored by WIFV-DC. They have monthly meetings that cover a variety of animation topics, and typically meet in VA or DC. The other group is DC-SIGGRAPH that meets in VA.

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Savannah Chapter news

Hello,

Just a friendly reminder that the Savannah Chapter of the Animation Coop meets tonight, Tuesday, 7:30 pm , Jan 15th at Leopolds Ice Cream parlor on Broughton Street next to Trustees Theater.

We will talk animation and Hal Miles will be screening his award winning film.

See you there....Bring some friends...

Savannah Chapter Animation Coop email: savcoop@bellsouth.net

Great! That makes 2 people, so we only need 8 more. Anyone else interested? cartoonchaos, what would you like to do with the chapter?

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Hello.

Please keep in mind, the Animaton Coop chapters are for folks in that general area.

You have to join the chapter in your area unless one does not exist.

We have a budding chapter here in Savannah - and will have regular meetings the second Tuesday at Leopolds on Broughton Street.

If you are in the Savannah and are interested please let me know....

Anyone who in a wanabe or a student or a pro is :)eligibele for membership.

Thanks.

Oh boy, ANOTHER gift list to write.....

Right.

I'm a lot closer to DC than I am to Norfolk, VA, so I'd rather join a DC chapter.

Along with viewing and critiques like grumbleboy, I'd like some producing connections and some opportunities to life draw with others beyond community college level and get some feedback.

Hey, Sharvonique, you could always send a shout out on Linked In to attract some animators and artists in the area.

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