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Disney Feature Animation has more printed resources than anyone else. They
can send you a packet that describes ALL the different careers in the field,
the art skills you need to have, how to submit a portfolio, internships, etc.
Contact: Walt Disney Feature Animation
500 S. Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA USA 91521-4873
Attn: Artist Recruitment
The book that comes closest to a textbook that could be used in elem and HS
is "The Animator's Workbook" by Tony White, ISBN: 0-8230-0229-2. All of the
studios we have worked with have recommended it. Lots of short exercises and
illustrations. It even tells you how to build light boxes
I'm working on a website for our high school right now. It'll be up December
4, but it will be heavy on animation resources for high school students and
teachers. We're 20 miles south of the major studios in L.A. and a handful of
our students have broken into the industry. You can read alot more about it
when the site is up.
Orange County High School of the Arts
Los Alamitos, CA
Merry Wilcox wrote:
>>I'm a high school art teacher. I found that many students at my school
are really interested in the art of animation, especially "Japanimation".
I don't teach anything in my classes related to animation so I started a
school club to support those students interested in animation. Some of
my students are really incredible artists. I want to encourage them in
this field (as a career) and help them obtain info related to advanced
education, job placement, portfolio development, etc. I know nothing
about the field of animation/comic book art. Does anyone have any info,
sources, addresses, etc that you could share with me and the club?