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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FREE - Beginning Animation Workshop Series

A great opportunity for aspiring animators -- here's the info from the NM Film Office:

Dear Filmmakers,


If you or anyone you know if interested in learning beginning animation, please see the below announcement for a FREE animation workshops series offered by one of our 2009 New Visions winners, Xuan Chen, in Albuquerque.  As many of you know, the New Visions award program is a funding opportunity for local filmmakers supported by the Governor and the state legislature: (  Xuan was one of eleven winners this year – and one of only two winners who received an award for an experimental project.  In return for these awards, winners provide a wide range of community service to the state in their field of expertise – all free and open to the public.  See details below to find out more (no experience required), and contact Xuan to RSVP:



Animated Film Workshops

Five-Week Session with Instructor Xuan Chen

In collaboration with New Visions/New Mexico and the NM Film Office



Saturdays in March and April, 2010

(Mar 27th, Apr 3rd, Apr 10th, Apr 17th, Apr 24th)


UNM Campus in Albuquerque, 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Beginning Animation Classes – Learn basic stop motion techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Flash.  Learn how to distribute your film on line, and many other helpful hints for beginning animators.  Attendees will publish their 30-second animated film on their own website.  Free to New Mexicans!


DEADLINE TO RESPOND:  March 11, 2010



Basic computer skills

Ability to bring one's own laptop to class


Adobe Photoshop installed on your laptop (preferred but not required)


Xuan Chen, Art and Art History Department, UNM

If interested, please email Xuan BY MARCH 11th, 2010.

You will be informed shortly afterwards whether you're accepted based on seating limitations. 

Please type "Animated Film Workshop" in the subject line of your e-mail,

and list your computer skills and proficiency in the main text.  

If applicable, please also indicate what Adobe Software is installed in your computer.



nm filmmakers

Trish Lopez

NM Filmmakers Program Director

NM Film Office

418 Montezuma Ave.

Santa Fe, NM  87501

(505) 476-5611 | |


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