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John Ludwick to give Heartland Film Festival lecture

August 19, 2009

John Ludwick, lecturer, IU School of Informatics and Computing, Media Arts & Science program, presents "Animated Filmmaking: Emotions in Motion". The free lecture is being offered during this year’s Heartland Film Festival. Sponsored by the Heartland Film Institute, Ludwick’s talk is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10.

Ludwick will discuss key animation principles that underpin all successful animation projects. Ludwick’s credits include directing 2-D and 3-D animated television spots for Cartoon Network, PBS Kids and Toon Disney as part of an Atlanta-based broadcast design firm.

The seminar agenda includes:

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Seminar – FREE

12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Networking Lunch – $10

This seminar is free, but does require advance registration. An additional $10 networking lunch will follow the seminar to allow participants time for informal conversation with the presenter and each other. Registration Deadline: Monday, September 7 at noon online:, or by phone: 317.464.9405 x10.


Film animation is an intriguing form of visual storytelling. Modern technology has increased the versatility of ways this art form is integrated into films. Award-winning animator and director John Ludwick opens up what it takes to make a quality animated film. Having served as both host and judge for the VisionFest animation festival, Ludwick has inspired student animators to develop their talent and explore careers in animation. Here is your chance to learn from one of the best on how to move your audience using sophisticated visual storytelling.

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