diyanimation.club is an inspiring hub for interviews, lessons, and exercises focused on the practical aspects of low-budget animation production. We enable readers with limited budgets, tools and materials to embrace animated filmmaking.
The first iteration of DIY Animation Club’s real-world meet-up was an animation jam and instruction event focused on low-budget hand-drawn and cutout animation techniques, and meant to foster friendship and collaboration amongst artists, writers and performers in Houston, TX. It ran from late 2015 through early 2018, including a 2017 screening series presented by Beta Theater, and the last few workshops and pop-ups produced in conjunction with Rush Process GIF Relief.
meet met for scribbling sessions at various coffeeshops in the Montrose and Heights areas of Houston, Texas, and no prior experience with animation is was necessary to be a part. We’d love it if you’d join us. We love that you joined us.
What’s next? Well, 1/2 of our organizers moved to the Los Angeles area last week (on June 20, 2018), so we’re looking for a new meetup location, in Glendale, CA! That said, we’ll be running the GIF Photo Booth at Rush Process 2018 in August, and an appearance at Zine Fest Houston 2018 is also likely. Until then, keep your nose to the sketchbook, and Always Be Scribbling. If you get stuck, read THIS, or THIS, listen to THIS, or email Dave with your most pressing technical and/or emotional questions.
“It was easy it was cheap — go and do it!”
-Desperate Bicycles, The Medium Was Tedium
Refill Records, July 1977