Sunday, November 4, 2007
FESTIVAL: Thursday, November 1st 2007
The first day of the festival was entirely dedicated to an invitation schools event, where local young students were given a showing of previous award-winning student films at the festival and then shown some of the 'principles of animation' demonstrated by myself and professional animator, Linda Spain. The ulterior motive was to prepare them well for our “Flipbook Competition," where school students of all ages are invited to create a "flipbook" of their own by December and submit it to us for consideration. The best flipbooks we view at the lower, middle and high school level will win one of my signed books on animation, plus a copy of The Animaticus Foundation “Showreel and Archive Reel” DVDs. The winners will be announced on the Animaticus website (animaticus.com) in January when we will screen the winning flipbooks for all to see.