ASIFA’S ANIMATION ARCHIVE

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Steve Worth has been working like gangbusters to get Asifa-Hollywood’s Animation Archive up and running. The Animation Center at 2114 W. Burbank Blvd. is open to the public and Steve has started a blog to report on its progress, the fund raising status and new archive acquisitions. Steve is also seeking volunteers to help create a massive online art archive.

Now that we have the network and scanner up and operating at the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive, we are ready to begin digitizing material for the archives. If you are available any time on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 1pm and 9pm, drop an email to me at [email protected] and let me know when I can expect you. I’ll have material ready for you to help out with. The more participation we get from volunteers, the faster the Archive will reach “critical mass”… the point where it begins to be functional to researchers. Every bit of help moves us closer.

I’ve seen what Steve is up to first-hand. It’s a huge job, and extremely worthwhile. Preserving this material – and making it available to animators, historians and everyone else – will inspire present and future artists, give insight into the process and be a lasting resource we can all appreciate. If you live in the area, please check it out. Or better yet, help Steve continue his work.