May 31, 2017 by Anthony Pignataro
Do you have a story, concept or book that you want to animate? If so, the State of Hawaii has an entire weekend of workshops for you.
“Animation Ideation Weekend is designed for individuals who have an outline, treatment, fully fleshed out story, or pre-existing intellectual property (a book, a play, a pitch, etc…) and are interested in learning more about what next steps they should take in order to develop it, write it, produce it, distribute it as animated content,” says the State of Hawaii’s webpage on the program. “This is a hands-on weekend workshop, and not designed for fans. Once we receive your RSVP, you will be sent a questionnaire to fill out for us in order to help us design the weekend workshop based on the needs of the participants. Both steps must be completed in order to be considered for this program.”
There will be three mentors at the weekend:
• Andrew Robinson. He’s written for 30 animated series, including the new show based on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as Blizzard Entertainment;
• Jeff Gill, who worked as an animator on South Park for three seasons;
• Kaaren Lee Brown, who has created, written and/or produced 20 live action and animated children’s television series, including Strawberry Shortcake.
But if you’re interested, you must act quickly. The weekend, which is free, is limited to 30 people and you must RSVP by June 2. The weekend will take place June 10-11 at the MEDB Malcolm Training Center (1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 5, Kihei). Workshops will run from 10am to 4pm each day.
Click here for more info and to RSVP.