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The Fall Approaches: Events on the Horizon

Hi guys- well fall approaches and we have had a taste of colder weather and I am not sure how to feel about that. Before too long has passed I wanted to write an update just to let anyone who visits know what is in the works. We haven't accomplished much mainly due to being buried in work but alas that's how things go.

Some events coming up:

Ask An Animator
The idea for this one came from Nicole and Branden- an "Ask the animator" session online where you can submit any questions you have and I can answer them during a scheduled group chat. This would be good for people who are far enough away from Cincinnati that joining a meeting would be difficult- as long as you can make it to an internet connection you could participate.

CAN Gesture Drawing Sessions
We wanted to get some models together and have a life drawing session made of mostly short poses- 30 second, 1 min, 2 min, 5 min, 10 min. Attendees would need to contribute a small amount toward the cost of the model. It would be an uninstructed session, just bring your own stuff and scribble. This is a great way to practice capturing motion and drawing quickly.

Movie Night
We need to watch movies again! There are some features and short films that have been recommended and we need to see them. Keep an eye here for when this would be!

Animation Workshop
We were thinking about holding an Animation workshop, the purpose of which is to teach everyone the workflow of using Flash for both Layout and Animation on a production, which is very different than using it on your own projects. After this workshop you will have an idea of how to do layout and animation for character animation and you'll have an idea of what to expect from tests you may get from the larger studios, as well as an idea of your strengths and what you need to work on. There would be an attendence fee for this and would take place at Flaming Medusa Studios.

Keep an eye out for ehen these will be taking place! if you have any ideas for an event just let me know, or if you want to be added to the CAN email list, just send a message to cincycan at gmail dot com :)


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There are timed poses that you can use to practice gesture drawing at home, and the figures are flayed so you can see their musculature. Also you are able to rotate the figure as needed to understand better why certain things look the way they do-  and enable or disable a grid overlaying the image. Very cool!

Do you have any drawing reference sites that you like to use?

PIXELovely- this site has a timed setting as well as the option to choose nude or clothed figures, and it also has a section on animals!  The site is also working on getting enough donated to start a section based on practicing hands and feet, which would be great as well.
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New Website

Hi there fair visitors!  We have a new website for the Cincinnati Animation Network now- please do come and visit, sign up for the mailing list, check out the fancy events section, find out about other orgs in Cincinnati.

See you there!

In the Kitchen of Jan Svankmajer: Svankmajer on Food

In the Kitchen of Jan Svankmajer: Svankmajer on Food
Presented By: Rom Wells

Rom Wells presents the work of Czech surrealist filmmaker/puppeteer/artist Jan Svankmajer! The program looks at the use of food in Svankmajer's work, presenting two shorts (Food and Meat Love) and the feature film Alice.

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Doors open at 7:00pm, screening starts at 7:30pm
$5 suggested donation welcome if you have it