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Storytelling in Animation w/Meghann Artes

Award-winning filmmaker and animator Meghann Artes joins the Chicago Screenwriters Network to chat up all things animation!

Sunday, July 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
Film and Video

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We're talking animation! Award-winning filmmaker and animator Meghann Artes joins the Chicago Screenwriters Network to chat up all things animation! In addition to Meghann's influences and remarkable career, we'll consider the broader variables and concepts that are at play when using animation as a storytelling device, as well as her thoughts on writing and producing for a younger audience!

ABOUT MEGHANN ARTES: Meghann Artes is an award-winning filmmaker and animator who has worked with Sesame Street, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Bix Pix, NBC and ABC. Her short films have enjoyed success in festivals across the country and, in 2009, her work for Sesame Street was awarded both an Emmy and a Peabody.

Drawing from her small town childhood and her urban career, Meghann's independent works artfully utilize handmade elements and modern techniques. Meghann's whimsical subject matter as well as her use of color and texture draw in audiences of all ages.

Meghann holds an MFA from the Animation Workshop at UCLA and is currently an independent filmmaker and an associate professor at DePaul University in Chicago.

CSN Members: Free
Non-CSN Members: Pay What You Can

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Screen Time is a virtual series sponsored by the Chicago Screenwriters Network that focuses on screenwriting, filmmaking, and all the orbiting ideas. From the comfort of your phone, tablet or computer, join CSN for discussions, workshops, and interviews with industry professionals who will share their experience, expertise, and anecdotes. If time allows, each talk will conclude with a Q&A from our guests.

Storytelling in Animation w/Meghann Artes

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