Incorporated in 1984, the Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS) serves as a fulcrum for independent artists and the larger community with progressive artistic and community-based initiatives. Quickdraw engages in cultural exchange with other like-minded organizations and actively promotes a diverse membership by welcoming all individuals. Our in-house resources include western Canada’s largest animation library, and an exciting foundation of introductory through professional-level film and digital production equipment. Quickdraw Animation Society builds welcoming, healthy communities by fostering connection, innovation, creativity and artistic excellence through animation production, education and appreciation.
What We Do:
- Animation Courses and Workshops for all ages
- Equipment and Studio Rental
- Animation for your School or Business
- Animation Library (books and videos)
- Screenings and Events
- GIRAF Animation Festival (November)
- Memberships ($25-$50 a year)
Our Facilities and Equipment:
- Animation-specific programs and tools including ToonBoom, Dragon Stop Motion, After Effects, TVPaint, Wacom drawing tablets, light tables and more!
- Editing programs, Adobe Premiere/Final Cut Pro
- 16mm and 35mm Film cameras/stands for animation
- Audio recording, lighting and editing equipment
- 3D stop motion production studio
- Computer, digital SLR and studio rentals