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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Animation Salon: Acting For Animation Feb 21st

Woodbury University has graciously invited ASIFA-Hollywood to host events at their newly opened Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium. For the next several months, the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive will be hosting Animation Salons on the third Saturday evening of every month. These events are free and open to the animation community.

AN ANIMATION SALON

Salon
Jean Francois de Troy, "Reading from Moliere" 1728

On Saturday, February 21st at 8pm, we will be holding an Animation Salon on the subject of...

Acting For Animation

What is "acting"? What constitutes a well acted performance?

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Acting For Animation
What are the differences between acting for animation and acting in live action?

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Acting For Animation
Are there things that can be done in live action that can't be done effectively in animation?

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Acting For Animation
Are there are other ways to convey mood, emotion and personality besides acting?

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Acting For Animation
What sort of inspiration did golden age animators look to for creating an animated performance? What do these models of pantomime acting have to inform modern animation?

Who was the greatest actor of all time? Was it John Barrymore who received acclaim for his performances in Hamlet and Richard III?

Acting For Animation

...Or was it the "wascaly wabbit", Bugs Bunny?

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Acting For Animation
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Acting For Animation
John Barrymore "Twentieth Century (1934)
Bugs Bunny in "Tortoise Wins By A Hare" (1943)

(Quicktime 7 / 6.7 MB)

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We'll be discussing and screening examples related to these and many more topics at Woodbury University on February 21st. I hope you can join us.

SPECIAL GUEST: EDDIE FITZGERALD

Acting For Animation
Acting For Animation
Joining us for this Animation Salon will be cartoonist/story artist Eddie Fitzgerald, the creator of Uncle Eddie's Theory Corner and story artist on Ren & Stimpy. Eddie will be screening one of his favorite films and sharing his theories on acting and building a characterful performance.

Don't miss it!

Animation Salon: Acting For Animation
Saturday, February 21st, 2009 8pm
Admission FREE to the animation community
Woodbury University
School of Business / Fletcher Jones Foundation Theater
7500 Glenoaks Bl
Burbank, CA 91510

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Thanks
Stephen Worth
Director
ASIFA-Hollywood
Animation Archive
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