As part of MNFilm&TV First Friday Toolkit Series, Alicia Allen and Mike Owens will be speaking on behalf of NICE MOVES, a local community of professional artists who have chosen Animation, Visual FX, and Motion Graphics as their medium. Alicia and Mike will share the vision of NICE MOVES and define the organization's role in the Minnesota landscape of content creators and storytellers.
Nice Moves is an organization that aims to elevate Minnesota to become a vital part of the larger Animation, Design, and Visual Effects Industry. Our work focuses on providing resources and assistance to local artists and studios. Our goals are to retain local talent, attract new talent, and show the world that great creative work grows in the Midwest.
The intention of this talk is to demystify the art and business of animation, highlight the talented studios and artists that make up our growing community and encourage the growth of our production industry through 4 main pillars that guide our approach to building up the local creative industries—Connection, Education, Promotion, and Inspiration.