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Hi to any animators and animation artists who may have found this blog.  My name is Darcy Vorhees and I have a company called Flaming Medusa Studios Inc. here in Cincinnati.

Yup, that's me.
I grew up in Cincinnati and went to college in New York City where I also worked for ten years in television and commercial animation production.  When in NYC I helped to run a volunteer organization called Animators, Ink., founded by my dear friend Jose Maldonado, and together we and the other members built a community of young and vibrant animators from NYC to Philly with whom we learned, partied, listened, shared, made films, grew, and did all of that fun stuff.

Animators, Ink Sketch Crawl NYC, at the cube by Cooper Union!
Cincinnati is a city that has a rich current of creativity running through it, and I thought that by getting together and practicing together we can bring some of that rich current to the surface and celebrate it.

That is creativity not fireworks!

Anyway, I hope to meet each and every one of you as we take this journey together!


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Latin American Experimental Animation

The lovely folks at the Mini Microcinema are hosting a screening of Latin American Experimental Animation on Thursday, March 30th.

Curated By: Lina Aguirre & Cecilia Traslaviña

Experience a diverse selection of vibrant contemporary experimental animation from filmmakers in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Peru. The evening is organized and introduced by Cecilia Traslaviña, animator and professor in the art department of Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, and Ohio State alum Dr. Lina X. Aguirre. (Prog. approx. 120 mins., digital video).

Introduction and discussion led by Mauricio Espinoza, Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Cincinnati

Sponsored By: The Center for Film & Media Studies at The University of Cincinnati
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 Doors open at 7:00... Screening at 7:30 Mini Microcinema 1329 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Free Admission, or a donation if you can afford it. Suggested Donation $5

Free- The Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival

Just wanted to post a reminder that this Friday the short independent animated films from the Ottawa International Animation Festival are playing in Cincinnati and it's FREE (which is amazing considering people in the industry spend hundreds to see it....)

The details:
Woodward Theater 1404 Main St Cincinnati, OH 45202 Friday Mar 17th, 9:00pm free admission!
Arrive early to be sure that you get a seat, I don't know how busy it will be. 
Also, if you are interested in meeting for a drink beforehand, like maybe at 16-bit, let me know ( and we can figure that out!
Hope to see you there! Let's show these people that Cincinnati is interested in animation!

Best of Ottawa 2016: International Tour
Running Time:  67 minutes

OIAF 2016 Signal Film | Andreas Hykade and Theodore Ushev | Germany & Canada | 1:20
Begone Dull Care 2015 | Paul Johnson | Canada | 3:48
Velodrool | Sander Joon | Estonia | 6:11
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Animation Directors Round Table Oct. 5, 7pm

Animation Directors Round Table Meeting!

When: Wednesday October 5th, 7pm

Where: The Mockbee 2260 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45214 (513) 621-1900

Notes: Enter on Central Parkway side. You can park on Central Ave across from central pkwy or on W McMicken side of building.
Questions? Email Darcy at