Animation Guild

Fall 2018

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20 KEYFRAME THE KIDS ARE HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL, AND MAYBE YOU SHOULD TOO! IT'S IMPORTANT TO STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH CURRENT TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE, POLISH SKILLS AND LEARN NEW ONES—AND ONE OF THE PERKS THAT COMES WITH BEING A MEMBER OF THE ANIMATION GUILD IS ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF CURATED CLASSES. BACK TO SCHOOL Although these courses can come with a hefty price tag, being part of The Animation Guild provides you with either complete or a substantial reimbursement that will ease your pocketbook's discomfort. IATSE membership at one of the 705, 706, 800, 839, and 892 Locals offers artists access to subsidized classes funded through educational grants supplied by Contract Services Administration Training Trust Fund (CSATTF). Studios contribute $0.08/hour worked or guaranteed work, to support these educational grants. Eido ( is contracted to develop and administer The Animation Guild's program of free Local Provided classes; registration materials can be requested on the website. The CSATTF Grant program facilitates both free Local Provided classes and discounted Vendor Provided classes that strengthen skills and enhance knowledge. Vendor Provided classes are reimbursed at two-thirds the proposed price with the requirement of Contract Services approval in advance, a certificate of completion from the vendor, and a receipt. For those who may not be able to attend classes in person there are more than 100 online courses available to choose from. – Grace Pickering top, clockwise: Classes at LAFAA, including Figure Quick Sculpt with Adam Matano; Life Drawing with Chris SooHoo; and Color Theory with Ron Lemen T H E L O C A L

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