Animators Collaborate To Create Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam

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When animators work together they draw together, and when studio employees are working on a project they usually spend their free moments drawing fun stuff, perhaps even getting together and creating an animated short for their own amusement.

Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam is an animated short put together by Jeff Chiba Stearns that's built upon the idea of artistic collaboration:

Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam is an innovative and global approach to animation filmmaking and unites animators from coast to coast, from Vancouver to Halifax and all parts in between, to self reflect on one day of their lives using only 4×6 inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen and animation meditation. Each of the animators created their sequence without knowing what the other participants were creating.

Starting with a ‘to do’ list written on the day of a memorable event, the animators transitioned from text to imagery by utilizing ‘animation meditation’ to create a visually animated poem representing how their lives were affected by that pivotal day. In the end, the thousands of sticky note drawings are linked together to create a dynamic and inspirational animated film that connects the human spirit while celebrating individual artistic expression with the goal of inspiring future generations of animators.

-Via Cartoon Brew

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