I’m participating in a special Animators Roundtable meeting in honor of Women’s History Month. I hope to see you there!
Women’s History Month-Animator’s Roundtable Meeting
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Networking: 6:30pm – 7pm
Event: 7pm – 9pm
Mary Graydon Center, 3rd Floor, Wechsler Theater [map]
JOIN ANIMATOR’S ROUNDTABLE IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! THIS MONTH OUR MEETING WILL FEATURE FOUR AMAZING WOMEN IN ANIMATION FROM THE DC/MD/VA AREA!
In honor of Women’s history month, we will feature four women animators from the DC/VA/MD area. The four women will show samples of their work and discuss how they approach animation from business to aesthetics.
Heather Larkin graduated from Princeton University in 2006, with a major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. After graduation, she spend time in Kenya, helping with research projects on zebras. She also spent a year in Japan teaching English. Through this time, she always wanted to be an animator. She is currently working as an freelance illustrator and animator in Washington DC. Recently, the Kennedy Center contracted Heather to create animations for a video series about African drumming and dance (which should be online soon). Heather also spends a lot of time on creating original story content. She is currently working on a comic book called “The Seated Lady” and a short film based on a Greek myth. For more about Heather and her work, see her portfolio site at LarkAnimation.com.
Sharvonique Renee Fortune is an Animation Creative, specializing in bringing animated characters and stories to life. Along with producing her original animated content, she currently works as an independent animator. Her freelance portfolio consists of a variety of projects, including award-winning short films, music videos and educational software. She often works remotely and has collaborated with an array of diverse talent located throughout the US, as well as internationally with people in Canada, Mexico, the UK, and Thailand. Fascinated by everything animated, Sharvonique has been credited as a blogger for her “Animated by Sharvonique” blog, has contributed to animation related articles and documentaries, and has taught animation workshops to both kids and adults. Sharvonique has also been given the title “Anime Queen” because of her work with T-MODE, an anime and gaming convention in the Washington, DC Metro area that she co-founded and organizes.
Kelley Bell is a local animator and professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Kelley’s animations have been screened locally and as far away as Berlin, Germany. Screenings include the American Visionary Arts Museum, the Annapolis Film Festival, The Transmodern Arts Festival, and the University of Maryland College Park. She was a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2004, and a semifinalist for the Sondheim Art Prize in 2010.
Catherine Eunice is a Creative Director and VFX Supervisor that has worked in video and television graphics production for over 17 years. She conceptualizes, designs and produces graphics in broadcast design for networks including National Geographic, Smithsonian, PBS and ABC. She has also directed national marketing campaigns including print, web, animation and large scale video display walls for clients such as Northrop Grumman, World Bank, Marriott, NIH and DoD.
Discussion Moderated by Professor Brigid Maher.
About Animator’s Roundtable:
The Animator’s Roundtable is a special users group within the Washington, DC chapter of Women in Film & Video. We’re a growing group of professionals, independents, students and animation enthusiasts. The roundtable meets monthly to discuss the tools, techniques and the business of animation. It is open to the public and we invite anyone to join.
Animator’s Roundtable holds monthly meetings to talk about animation, motion graphics, gaming and new graphic techniques in the Washington, DC area. We encourage both professionals and novices to attend. We also promote screenings and additional activities in the DC area.