On Saturday 20th July 2103, in a rather pleasant little spot in Hyde park, a bunch of social network savy animation and VFX industry people awkwardly gathered around for the first animgather!
Animgather, was organised by India Barnardo who first wanted to get out to the park with a couple of twitter/animator friends, and the idea of inviting few new artist cam along.
But when great ideas like these are discovered, making the even public, loads of people wanted to join. It seemed that people had craved this kind of meet up for a while.
And it was a great day; we sat in the middle of Hyde Park, the sun came out, everyone brought their picnics and there were about 60 of us, at the peak of the day.
Also, An impromptu stop motion session was set up during the afternoon, which was hilarious, and you can see our results below.
It was a great opportunity to meet a bunch of new animators and artists alike. India Barnardo wanted to keep the day as simple as possible, just so that people felt comfortable to chat and do whatever they wanted with the day.
We had people come from all over Britain, including Sheffield, Cambridge, London and Manchester. Some people even came from Germany and Sweden!
After we wrapped up at the park in the early evening, we went to a couple of pubs in the local area to carry on! A few more people joined us and we grabbed some food and drinks.
So now the question is “When is the next one?”
And again, Thank you for this fantastic idea India Barnardo :)