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Women in Animation

14 Dec

Welcome to the 1st. article in our five week series on Women in Hollywood.

By Comic Relief

As most children have had some exposure to animation in Saturday morning cartoons, this sequential art is both a ubiquitous and an incredibly craft intensive process. An animated sequence of action is built using the production of one cell (or one frame of illustration) after another and run at a speed that creates the appearance that actions are as fluid, predictable and reliable as feature film cinematography.  The art is as old as feature film itself and has a surprisingly renewable audience.  In fact recent profitable successes in computer animation have even promoted a kind of renaissance in the animation film world moving the field from sideshow to center ring. And as I said before where tremendous amounts or work or more negatively speaking sweatshop conditions are likely, one can always find women.

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