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DC – Animators roundtable – Mar 15 – FEE/FREE

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017      6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Interface Media Group     1233 20th Street NW Washington DC, 20036

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Behind the Scenes of Animated Short Fired Up

Fired Up is a short animated film that depicts the origin story of President Obama’s famed “Fired up, ready to go” chant. Released on the final day of the Obama presidency, the film was featured by The Atlantic, reviewed by the Huffington Post and seen more than 7 million times. Link to short.

The short combines original animation by 14 artists from around the world in the method of exquisite corpse. Hear from some of the production crew about the process and inspiration behind the film.

Bios of the speakers:
Dan Fipphen, Director:
Dan Fipphen is a Washington, DC-based filmmaker who has worked on short and long-form documentaries, branded content, digital series and broadcast television. His editing credits include films for clients such as National Geographic, ESPN Films, The Guardian, Upworthy, USAID, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Elyse Kelly, Director:
Elyse Kelly is an award-winning animator, producer and educator based in Washington DC. She has over a decade of experience working in animation and film for clients such as Nickelodeon, Columbia Records, ESPN Films, Upworthy and Disney Research.

Hannah Churn, Animator:
An experienced motion graphics artist, Hannah brings years of professional experience in animation & motion graphics production to the Washington, DC area. She has a degree in media arts & animation from the Art Institute of Washington.

Dave Ellington, Lead Animator:
Dave has both directed and/or animated over 120 short animations and is the lead animator and co-founder of The Duke & the Duck.

The Duke & the Duck:
Founded in November of 2009, The Duke & the Duck has always been about one thing: telling good stories. Whether for education, entertainment, or inspiration, stories are at the core of our humanity. Our name deliberately evokes this age-old obsession with stories by sounding like a fable, The Duke & the Duck, but without coming with the baggage of an already existing tale.