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Learn five lessons from award-winning short ‘Coin Operated’

Monday, November 20th, 2017 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Five Important Lessons: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning ‘Coin Operated’ by Gnomon

Watch Gnomon’s Five Important Lessons: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning ‘Coin Operated’ on ‘Coin Operated’ is the award-winning animated short by first-time director, Nicholas Arioli. On Monday, November 20th, Nicholas will recall the 5 important lessons he learned during the journey of developing an idea into an acclaimed independent short film.

Nicholas Arioli’s first animated short, Coin Operated, won a string of international awards, including Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and an AT&T Film Award.

Later today, at a free event at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus, the director – previously engineering manager at Facebook before switching to film-making – will be revealing five key lessons he learned along the way.

Arioli will be joined by former DreamWorks Animation head of character Animation Rex Grignon, co-founder of cloud-based animation platform Nimble Collective, through which Arioli created Coin Operated.

According to Gnomon, their one-hour presentation will “inspire and educate artists of all levels, and offer priceless insights for those looking to create their own animated short films”.

Free to attend, but book your place online first
Five Important Lessons: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning ‘Coin Operated’ Short takes place at Gnomon’s Hollywood campus from 7.30-8.30pm on Monday 20 November 2017.

Entry is free – and includes food provided by Nimble Collective – but you’ll need to register online.

If you can’t make it to LA, the event will also be broadcast on Gnomon’s Livestream channel. You can watch it via the player embedded above, and ask questions via Twitter using the hashtag #gnomon.

Read more about ‘Coin Operated’ director Nicholas Arioli’s free talk on Gnomon’s website

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