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This announcement to all freedom and prepper folks is to let you know about:

  1. Free* 2D animation crash course over 3 weeks of September.
  2. Free* short-term animation production for:
    A) Windsor/Essex media producers with specific projects, a need for talent, and/or would like test-hire assistants.
    Ideally work-placements would take place at the business location using their equipment, however, we plan to utilize the classroom and gear when not teaching classes.
    See the list of animation-related field examples below.
    B) Windsor/Essex content creators without studio resources who would like animated elements.
    We aim to take on smaller jobs that may not require the full 70 hours.
    See the list of non-animation-related field examples below.
    C) Windsor/Essex businesses who would like animated promotional media.
    We aim to provide modest animations to local businesses who might appreciate and use them (podcast intros/outros, social media, web ads, etc).
  3. Jason Carswell is seeking good concept ideas, writers, and other creatives to collaborate with. Especially for freedom-oriented content.
  4. Jason Carswell is seeking business and production management assistance.
    • accountants, business registration experience, management, producers, etc.
    • clients, grant-writers, lucrative projects, etc.
    • public relations, social media promotions, etc.

* Animation classes and work-placements for the unemployed and under-employed are fully funded by government grants. Ideally work-placements would take place at the business location using their equipment, however, we plan to utilize the classroom and gear when not teaching classes - as well as take on smaller jobs that may not require the full 70 hours. There's no requirement but we hope the businesses who benefit from work-placement grants might donate towards the Windsor Media Centre's expenses.

Please contact MJasonCarswell for more information or 519-903-0560.

After Jason Carswell teaches his 9-day crash course in 2D animation (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays - 4,5,6, 11,12,13, 18,19,20 of September, 2023) to 10-15 students (free for the unemployed/underemployed), government grants may fund 1 or 2 unemployed/under-employed animators $20/hour for 70 hours at each work-placement. They'll gain practical production experience, have portfolio material, and network with professionals and clients. Work-placements distributed among local Windsor media producers will ideally benefit several freedom-content producers, including Jason Carswell's new Giraffe Ideas (local) and Glossed And Profound (global) creative studios.

Folks are welcome to join Projex.Wiki to organize and coordinate these animation projects, other projects, and help edit to improve information on this wiki.

Windsor Centre for Film, Digital Media & the Creative Arts

664 Victoria Avenue,
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Official site:
Facebook: @WindsorFilmCentre
Instagram: @WindsorFilmCentre

Animated shorts

For practicality and efficiency it may be worth developing concepts in preparation before work-placements occur.

For example, a series of simple meme-like animated shorts could clearly explain why 15 minute cities are a terrible idea. Presented in panels on a web page they could be shared to directly and indirectly reach countless eyes. But importantly the concepts should be figured out well in advance so for maximum efficacy the animators may focus on their craft and stylization, bringing it all to life.

  • May be a singular piece or a series
  • May be simple or complex.
  • May entertain or be serious.
  • May explain concepts, critical issues, problems, promotions, and/or solutions.
  • May tell a story - or not.

Animation-related fields

Animation work-placements, fall 2023 may list and organize potential and actual production hosts and projects.

Work-placements may take place in some of these production work environments:

  • 2D production
  • 3D production
  • Advertisements / commercials (and public service announcements)
  • Animation
  • Audio / music engineering/production
  • Branding and marketing development (logos, etc.)
  • Character design and animation
  • Documentaries
  • Event videos (festivals, protests, weddings, etc.)
  • Feature films
  • Game development
  • Imagery/photography
  • Industrial videos
  • Memes
  • Music videos
  • Podcasts (audio/radio/video)
  • Press
  • Shorts
  • Visual poetry (art films)
  • Web ads
  • Web design
  • Web site clients
  • etc.

Non-animation-related fields

Some local folks or groups may like animation but won't have facilities to host even a temporary employee. Jason Carswell will run the Giraffe Ideas Creative Studio that may provide that service to folks.

Non-animation-related fields may include:

  • Activists
  • Cautions (ie. evils of 15 Minute Cities, A.I., CBDCs, etc.)
  • Charities
  • Churches
  • Communities
  • Educators (schools, pods, etc.)
  • Event organizers
  • Facebookers / Podcasters / shows / YouTubers
  • Freedom lovers
  • Indie media
  • Local arts
  • Local products
  • Natural remedies
  • Newsletters
  • Organic farmers
  • Preppers
  • Societies
  • Web sites
  • etc.

Types of animation

Types of animation may include:

  • Character bits
  • "Dancing" logos, flying logos, or "live" logos
  • Intros / outros
  • Memes
  • Music videos
  • Network bugs
  • Panels
  • Podcasts
  • Promotions
  • Rotoscoping (tracing/tracking live-action)
  • Shorts
  • Show elements
  • Skits
  • Stop motion
  • Titles / credits
  • Web ads

See also