This is the introduction Robert Breer wrote for The Shoestring Animator (Byron Grush, Contemporary Press, UMich, 1981). The book has been OOP for years, and I’m sharing just Breer’s intro, for educational purposes. He talks about how he got started animating, and offers some suggestions for working with index cards…
DIY Animation Club co-founder Dave Merson Hess taught animation and developed curriculum for Aurora Picture Show’s youth workshops, 2014-2018, including stints as a resident artist in the Arts in Medicine programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Texas Childrens’ Hospital. He also started Rush Process, a Gulf Coast-based festival celebrating animators who work with physical media, which ran from 2015 to 2018. Dave is currently an MFA candidate in Experimental Animation at Calarts.
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