If you can dream it, you can do it. -Walt Disney
Quality is a great business plan. -John Lasseter
Let's make some funny pictures. -Tex Avery
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. -Howard Zinn
When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where justice leaves off and vengeance begins. -Chuck Jones
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? -Jesus
A man should never neglect his family for business. -Walt Disney
What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. -Ralph Bakshi
Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about. -Chuck Jones
Before enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: chop wood, carry water. -Buddhist Proverb
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We've received communication from a new group. It's called RECA and involves a network of animation schools in France.
Happy to report this as it is significant. French animation schools are leaders in education for the art and among the finest animation schools in the world.
Here's a website associated with the new organization followed by a press release.
RECA PRESS RELEASE
Creation of the French Schools of Animation Network (RECA)
In the framework of the « Rencontres Animation Formation d'Angoulême » (Animation training forum of Angoulême), the creation of the French Schools of Animation Cinema Network (RECA) was announced on November 18th, 2011, effective January 1st, 2012. This decision is the result of a group effort to reflect on the stakes and the method of training in animation, with the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée(CNC).
RECA vows to strictly respect the individual pedagogical and organizational specificity of each institution. It affirms their will to encourage and maintain the combination of the technical and artistic capabilities of the students with the institution's explicit set of objectives and means.
⁃ To put in place the tools for a clear training program available to the students ;
⁃ To encourage an active, constructive dialogue with the professionals in the field ;
⁃ To be a hub for the institutions and animation-related establishments for the purposes of both training and employment.
RECA gathers the following schools : ArtFx, Arts et Technologies de l'Image Université Paris 8 (ATI), Ecole Emile Cohl, Ecole Georges Méliès, Ecole des métiers du cinéma d'animation (EMCA), Ecole supérieure des arts décoratifs (ENSAD), Ecole supérieure des arts appliqués et du textile (ESAAT), Gobelins l'école de l'image, Institut de l'Image dans l'Océan Indien (ILOI), Institut Sainte-Geneviève, Isart Digital, La Poudrière, Institut des arts appliqués (LISAA), Supinfocum Arles, Supinfocum Valenciennes.
The elected board members are : Dimitri Granovsky, (Ecole George Méliès ; Marie-France Zumofen, (Gobelins l'école de l'image) ; Cédric Plessiet, (ATI). René Broca was appointed General Manager.
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