PLEASE SHARE! BAKSHI CALL - Animation Resources is seeking donations to produce a video podcast series with Ralph Bakshi.
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You might remember a video from a few years back where Animation Resources' Archive Director, Stephen Worth interviewed Ralph Bakshi. Bakshi opened up in this interview and really hit it out of the park, sharing a philosophy of creativity that has gone on to inspire thousands of other animators.
View the interview at YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHDwlwzX-MM
Since then, Worth and Bakshi have spoken on the phone almost every week, talking about what it means to be an artist, sharing theories about the creative process, and trying to figure out how to think the way the great cartoonists of the past thought. Up to now, no one but Bakshi and Worth have heard these conversations. We would like to ask you to help us change that.
In 2016, Animation Resources launched a podcasting initiative, raising funds to build a video podcasting studio at its headquarters in Los Angeles. The past podcasts can be found archived on our Podcasting Initiative Page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/animationpodcasts/ Bakshi recently visited and was impressed by the setup. He suggested that we send a mobile video system to his home in New Mexico, so we could record both sides of our phone calls and open our discussions up to interested creative people on the internet. The Board of Directors of Animation Resources would like to take him up on the offer.
The cost of purchasing the necessary equipment is $1,500, which is more than a small non-profit like Animation Resources has the resources to afford. However, it isn’t a great deal of money if the tens of thousands of people who follow our postings on the internet pull together and pitch in.
Animation Resources is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, so your contribution may be tax deductible. If you donate before January 1st, you may be able to claim a deduction for the 2016 tax year. See your accountant for details.
If you donate $50, we will provide you with a link where you can download a video file of the podcasts when they are completed. If you donate $100, we will give you the downloads and a one year membership in Animation Resources ($85 value). Just contribute through this PayPal link and we will contact you via email with information about the progress of the project as it unfolds.
We hope to begin taping in Spring of 2017 and have podcasts completed by mid-Summer. The palns are being kept flexible to accomodate Mr. Bakshi's schedule and availability. We can't predict what form these informal interviews will take or how many there will be, but this is an opportunity that Animation Resources feels that we can't pass up. After the podcasts are complete, the equipment will come back to Animation Resources to serve as a location podcasting kit. Your contribution will continue to be put to work, producing more podcasts, lectures and online seminars.
Please share this with your friends and help us reach our goal.
For up-to-date information on the fundraiser, please see the Bakshi Call homepage...
Please Note: Any money contributed to this project is being donated to Animation Resources, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. Your contribution is considered acknowledgement that the eventual use of the funds raised here is at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors of Animation Resources.
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