Animation Communities: Atlanta and Beyond

I recently attended a meeting of animators in the Atlanta area in a get together called “The Atlanta Animation Workshop“. As I recall there were more than 20 people in attendance and various works in progress, student works, and other animations were being screened. Members and guests come from all schools of animation so CGI, 2-D, and stopmo are all present. There seemed to be a lot of interest from the participants in forming a more active community of animation talent in the area. I won’t be able to make the January meeting but plan to attend the one in February.

The workshop is hosted by Karl Sigler who is an animator in Atlanta. His site, Between the Frames, is a production blog with photos and info for his stop motion films.

Speaking of production blogs, Justin Rasch now has a blog called Stop MOTION Mission. I have links to these production blogs (and other animation sites) in my list on the side of this page. That list keeps growing too…I may have to think about how to better organize them in the future.

4 responses to “Animation Communities: Atlanta and Beyond”

  1. How did you find out about the meeting? How long has it been going on? Is it an informal get-together, or facilitated?

    I’ve had thoughts about trying to gather local animators in Portland — which would be another great locale for this kind of thing — but haven’t had a clear vision about how one might proceed… So I’d love to know details!

  2. Thanks for the word. I was wondering about the spike in traffic. I’ll catch you in March and I hope to have Uncle’s Dental Health in the can by then. (bout time)

    Sven, It’s a informally facilitated meeting. We’re lucky to have such a robust animation community here in Atlanta. If you drop me a line I’d be happy to share whatever I can about how we run things.

  3. @sven, I found out about it from Karl.

    There is also a connection between the workshop group and ASIFA which I learned more about at the Atlanta Film Festival. Here is the main ASIFA site and there is a chapter in Seattle for the Northwest.

    Here is the URL for ASIFA Atlanta.

    So maybe if you wanted to start a group you could advertise through the local film festival venues as one way to spread the word.

  4. Thanks to you both. 🙂

    I did some googling, and discovered that there’s now an ASIFA chapter in Portland, as of six months ago. Hotcha! I’ve contacted the leader and should be attending the next meeting.

    If the local community I want already exists? That’d be even better.