When I started the studio, one of my biggest ambitions was to not only build a successful business, but to cultivate and grow a community of artists and animators. In those 6 years, I've watched the bond of friendships grow, people falling in love, and connecting people from different areas of the art industry who would never even knew their neighbor. It's been a great feeling to see how people have come together through the establishment of this place called Echo Bridge.
Last month, my good friend and colleague, David from Theory Studios, and I had this idea of trying to bring some really amazingly skilled and successful animators, artists and filmmakers to the area so that these icons of animation could have a chance to come and share their experience with our own community.
Working together with the Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF), Film Tampa Bay, and Ringling College of Art and Design; we're happy to announce that legendary artist, Bill Plympton, will be here in town tomorrow!
He'll be giving a talk at Ringling College of Art & Design in the morning and then again at the GIFF where David and I will be hosting the panel and moderating the Q&A.
It's the first time that we've ever actually sponsored an event like GIFF and we're happy that so many people are able to come and here Bill's experience as an independent filmmaker. He's also got some early access stuff for those coming to the panel.