THE ANIMATOR’S ASSOCIATION WAS LAUNCHED IN ISSUE NUMBER THREE OF ANIMATOR’S NEWSLETTER AND NOW TWELVE WEEKS LATER WE HEAR HOW IT IS GOING FROM MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY NEIL CARSTAIRS.
So far we have thirty-seven members which is not bad considering the small number of people who make animated films in this country. I am still the northern most member, being in Sutherland. The next one down is in Glasgow. Then there are members in Yorks, Lancs, Derbyshire, Leeds, Humberside, Manchester, Birmingham, Berkshire, Gloucester, Norfolk, Milton Keyns, Hertfordshire, London, Brighton, Portsmouth, Surrey, and Exeter.
Wherever you live in Great Britain there must be a member of ANIMA somewhere near you. They range from people who have not yet started to animate to those who have been animating for 20 or 30 years. If you have not yet joined us why not complete the membership form sent with this newsletter and post it off to me.
All you are committed to by joining ANIMA is having your name and address published in the Register which is circulated to all members. Those in your area may then get in touch with you but the rest is up to you. ANIMA is not intended to be a film making group like the Grasshoppers were, but a national organisation more like the I.A.C.
Animation tends to be a solitary occupation, and getting together with others who understand the problems better than the average cine club member can’t do any harm, and you might even learn something useful. ANIMA is intended to be an organisation of animators for animators, so why not join us?
We have set the subscription of ANIMA at £5 for the year to include four issues of Animator’s newsletter. To encourage juniors they have a reduced fee of £3. Fees are payable by June. New members who have newsletters duo will pay £5 or £3 this year and a reduced amount next time.
Originally printed in Animator’s newsletter Issue 4 (Spring 1983)