Getting Started with Animation: Tools and Tips

Come on out to our inaugural meeting!  We'll start off by getting to know one another with some no-pressure introductions.  Then we'll talk briefly about the group itself and gather ideas for future meetups.

With the preliminaries out of the way, we'll have a little fun making our own flip books.  Don't worry if you're not a professional animator: bouncing balls and stick figures are quite welcome.

After we've animated ourselves silly, organizer Matt Jordan will give a brief survey of the free and cheap tools at your disposal if you want to go beyond the flip book.  We'll talk about both hardware and software and finish with an overview of how to get your creation on YouTube so that you can get a billion views and retire to the Bahamas.  (Okay, maybe not that last bit about the billion views and the Bahamas, but definitely the rest of it.)

It'll be fun and it'll be animated, so please join us for our first ever meetup at the Green Hills branch of the Nashville Public Library on Thursday, February 28th at 6:00 PM.  We're looking forward to seeing you all.

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  • Matt J.

    Thanks to everybody who came out last night. It was great to talk animation with some old friends and to make at least one new one. (Hi, Bill!) I've embedded last night's presentation at the official NTAG site here: http://nashvilletag.com/2013/03/01/february-meeting-presentation-and-notes/ Lastly, I'll be posting details about the March meeting in the next few days, so stay tuned.

    March 1, 2013

    • Michael E. H.

      Sorry I missed it. Had Kid ministry- I instruct the 8th grade boys on Wednesdays.

      March 1, 2013

  • Adam T.

    We rocked it SO hard!

    March 1, 2013

  • Matt H.

    I'll be there!

    1 · February 5, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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