The board met up beforehand to provide reports on our office, brainstorm ideas about the direction that we'd like to take our organization, receive a report on the overall ASIFA organization, and discuss future events--like this October's International Animation Day screening and next summer's "Windsor McCay Day" up at Spring Lake.
Additionally, our IAD administrator Brad Yarhouse talked about the "Exquisite Forest" project that he's been working on through Google Chrome and invited any interested ASIFA/Central members to add to the forest he's already started.
|Brad Yarhouse discussing the "Exquisite Forest" project|
as Gary Schwartz looks on.
|Gary Schwartz during the show-and-tell sequence discussing |
his animation workshop/lecture/screening series. (also seen:
ASIFA/Central Website Manager Jennifer Peterson)
|The annual ASIFA/Central cake, courtsey of Jennifer Peterson.|
|ASIFA/Central President Jim Middleton and guest Ian Bobaniac|
|Gary Schwartz discussing animation history with Ray Pointer|
So, if you're in the Great Lakes region, I highly recommend keeping an eye out for our events. The next one is coming up on Monday, October 28th as we participate in the worldwide celebration that is ASIFA's International Animation Day.
* Editor's Note: Ray was kind enough to e-mail me a clarification about his encounter with Max Fleischer at Jam Handy. In the interest of being as accurate as possible, I've updated the entry above and reprinted the following clarification from Ray's e-mail here, with his permission:
"The event of meeting Max was that he came by to visit his friend, Frank Goldman, and the two of them came into the Camera Room while I was showing my version of THE WIZARD OF OZ that I was finishing that summer. Max talked to me for about 20 minutes, but that was it. I never worked with him. He was quite elderly and obviously ill, have lost weight. If I had not been told who he was, I may not have known him."
~ Ray Pointer - August 11, 2013 @ 7:46 a.m.