STAPLE! 2007 weekend wrap-up

“STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo”:www.staple-austin.org was last Saturday and it turned out great. The “animation panel I wrote about last week”:www.manton.org/2007/02/a… was a lot of fun and didn’t seem to suffer too much from my amateur moderating abilities. The projector worked, the films were great, and we filled an hour and a half with questions from the audience. Special thanks to “Damon”:www.damonclinkscales.com for working the lights and providing feedback afterwards.

My only regret is that I didn’t take a few minutes to snap photos or set up a video camera in the back to capture it. I left my camera in the car the whole day. Luckily other attendees took pictures of the rest of the show. Here are Flickr sets from “Freddie Avalos”:www.flickr.com/photos/fr… “Toby Craig”:www.flickr.com/photos/it… and “Marianne Ways”:flickr.com/photos/mw… Update: Damon “snapped a picture”:flickr.com/photos/di… after all!

Sunday night was the “Animation Show”:www.animationshow.com at the Paramount and Don Hertzfeldt answered questions afterwards. His latest film may be my favorite of his yet. I worked with Robert at the Animation Show on cross-promotion between their show and STAPLE!, and they were so great to work with I hope we can join forces again next time.

I came away from the whole weekend inspired. Monday a new idea for an animated short film hit me. I think it’s time to dust off the animation table again.

Manton Reece @manton
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