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The World of Animation Today

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The world of animation continues to change at an astonishing rate. Though the aesthetic techniques used by today’s animators are similar to those used in the early days of the profession, the tools have evolved to a level of quality that has enabled animation to explode into almost every aspect of film and broadcast media. Computer animation techniques not only drive the smooth and detailed look of cartoon animations from “Brave” to the “Madagascar” movies, they are also used to create the creatures that interact with live action actors in films like “Avatar” and “The Lord of The Rings.”

On Monday, February 18, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, a Chicago school specializing in teaching digital media artists how to create tomorrow’s most stunning animations, will be demonstrating the tools and techniques used by animators today and how those tools relate to the long history of animation starting in the 1930’s.

The Geneva History Center will host two programs on Monday, February 18 at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.   Young adults are invited to attend the 1:30 program and receive a coupon for a free Happy Meal at participating McDonald’s--admission $5.   The 6:30 program is open to everyone--Adults $10; GHC Members and students $5.   Both programs will take place at the Geneva History Center, 113 South Third Street, Geneva, IL.

For more information, contact the Geneva History Center at 630-232-4951 or visit our website at www.genevahistorycenter.org to register online.

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