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#ToonChat: The Role of Style in Animation
#ToonChat is a weekly event where animators and artists gather to discuss topics on Twitter every Friday from 6-7PM EST.
Edit: You can find the collected tweets from last week's chat here.
The topic of this week’s #ToonChat discussion is The Role of Style in Animation. The guest experts in this weeks chat are animators who contributed to our Harmony 17 Demo Video: Frank Summers, Danielle Mutispaugh, Dan Budziszewski and the team at D’Art Shtajio.
Friday's chat will include the following discussion topics:
- What is the difference between style and technique?
- How do animators develop style and where do influences come from?
- How will the style of animation change in the future?
About the chat:
If this is your first time participating in a Twitter chat, here is how the format works: Users meet on Twitter on Fridays at 6PM EST using the #ToonChat hashtag. Over the course of an hour, our account (@ToonBoom) will pose six questions (numbered Q1, Q2, Q3 …) to prompt responses from our chat participants. Be sure to include the #ToonChat hashtag in all your posts to make it easy for other participants to discover your comments. Respectful discussion between participants is always encouraged!
About our guests:
Frank Summers is a 2D character animator in the NYC area, who has previously contributed to Toon Boom’s Learn Portal. You can find his demo reel and current projects on his website and his Twitter handle is @ganklin.