Animation Guild

Fall 2019

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FALL 2019 9 E D I T O R ' S N O T E However, many of our members are also sharing their experiences with a younger generation as teachers. In our feature, "Back to School" (p.32), we hear from these individuals to learn more about the benefits of guiding new talent, and often it serves the teacher as much as the student. One can also make the argument that learning occurs outside of traditional settings— anytime an artist challenges themself outside their normal orbit of creative endeavors. Writers Scott Peterson and Josh Pruett learned a great deal writing their first original children's novel ("On the Same Page," p.14); while Dave Creek's painstaking work creating miniature treehouses taught him an entirely new craft ("Woods of Wonder," p.18). Here, at Keyframe, we also hope the pages of this magazine offer readers new insights into other crafts (On the Job, p.12) or allow you to glean tips from artists and writers who have worked successfully in different genres ("Action in Animation," p.24) or simply learn what each staff member at TAG does ("Who's Who at TAG," p.20). Once we look around us, we see so many opportunities for growth and lifelong learning, whether it be from the experienced co-worker that sits next to you, an informative article, personal trial and error, or the classroom. Henry Ford, said: "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." I, for one, would like to stay young! Happy Learning! Alexandra Drosu AS SUMMER SETS, SCHOOL BEGINS AND NOT JUST FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. MANY ESTABLISHED ARTISTS AND WRITERS SEEK OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN NEW SKILLS THROUGH THE OCCASIONAL CLASS (OFTEN FREE THANKS TO CONTRACT SERVICES!) OR EVEN PURSUE HIGHER DEGREES WHILE WORKING FULL-TIME. LIFELONG LEARNING CONTRIBUTORS KIM FAY ("Back to School") is the author of The Map of Lost Memories, an Edgar Award Finalist for Best First Novel, and the food memoir, Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam. She has worked as a journalist for more than 20 years, and lives in Los Angeles. Freelance writer and author KAREN BRINER ("Woods of Wonder") grew up in Cape Town, South Africa where her garden was home to wild chameleons. Her most recent novel is Snowize & Snitch: Highly Effective Defective Detectives. EVAN HENERSON'S ("Action in Animation") career spans journalism and nonprofit commu- nication. His work has appeared in Orange Coast Magazine, TV Guide and Los Angeles Daily News where he was a staff writer and critic. While earning his Master's Degree from USC, Evan walked the entire length of Ventura Boulevard. WHITNEY FRIEDLANDER ("Culture & Comedy") is an entertainment journalist who lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son and infamously ornery cat. A former staff writer at Los Angeles Times and Variety, she has also written for Esquire, Marie Claire and The Washington Post, and currently contributes to CNN.

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