This weekend was all about animation. My new animation demo has arrived, thank you Kirsty of Sounds Wilde. I also took myself over to Animation Dingle, which is an international festival specifically for those in the animation industry, in the West of Ireland.
There were panels from broadcasting channels, discussions with animation artists, writers and creators on ideas and new technologies as well as inspiring keynote talks from Russell Hicks (Spongebob Square Pants, Powderpuff Girls, Scooby Do) and Dean Debois (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon).
I was also luckily enough to attend a workshop with Ed Hooks on Acting for Animations which gave a fascinating insight into the importance of the animators themselves understanding the acting process when creating and animating their characters.
There may also have been a bit of Guinness drunk. In the name of networking. All in all a great weekend learning lots about the process of pitching, creating and making animated projects.
Note: article from March 2017.