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Unleash the Stop-Motion Love in Your Heart at a FREE Animation Class

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Probably not a beginner’s flipbook, but whatevs.

I don’t usually post about events happening in Oakland because I don’t like to think about places that are not San Francisco.  It’s almost like if I don’t think about them, they don’t exist, so if there’s ever some kind huge disaster, like a tsunami or a tornado hitting a handgun factory (thank you, 30 Rock), I won’t feel guilty for not going to help out the victims.  I realize I’m horrible.

Point is, there’s a cool animation class this Thursday in Oakland, so I have to pop my seven-by-seven bubble for a sec and acknowledge our super-easily-accessible-by-BART neighbor.  While the class isn’t technically FREE, the setup is a $1-$10 sliding scale.  If you don’t have/want to spend $1, I’m pretty sure you won’t get turned away.  Because folks that put on artsy sliding scale events are, as a hugely broad (but I think true) generalization, chill.  And these guys want to teach you all about beginning animation.  Who wants to learn to make a bad-ass stop-motion music video à la Michel Gondry?  ME!  How about a flipbook of your roommate being a total Vice “don’t”?  Maybe you’re more interested in storyboarding or Zoetropes.  Well, you’re covered on those fronts too.  Oh, the possibilities.

Beginning Animation Class at Rock Paper Scissors Thursday, February 24, 6pm-8:30pm 2278 Telegraph Ave. (btwn. 23rd & Grand) – Oakland [Uptown] $1 – $10 sliding scale

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When Christy announced she was leaving her family's Southern California home and moving to San Francisco, her mom said, "Have fun in that den of sin." This is the only (however sarcastic) advice Christy has ever taken from her mom, who also told her to join and cover her eyes during sex scenes in movies. Christy puts her creative writing degree to good use by locating the typos on Chinese food menus and spends most of her time challenging friends to all-you-can-eat contests and trying to get that one bartender at Zeitgeist to smile.

1 Comment

  1. February 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    this looks like a great class, i may even participate 🙂