Hi, my name is Konstantin Dmitriev. I am here to ask for sponsorship to fund my travel to Suzdal Fest.
I am a free software activist with a special focus for animation. My contributions to the world of free software started in 2007. Since 2013 I am heading development of Synfig animation software and since 2017 maintaining a special version of OpenToonz animation software – OpenToonz Morevna Edition.
Suzdal Fest is a major annual animation event in Russia, which is attended by representatives from all major animation studios of Russia, as well as independent artists.
My idea is to give a public talk about features of open-source animation software at IX Animation Congress, which will take place as part of Suzdal Fest event on 13-18 March 2018.
My talk will be structured as follows:
- What is free/open-source software and its benefits for animation industry.
- Quick summary of the work done by my team on improving open-source animation software for the last 10 years.
- Presentation of OpenToonz as solution for 2D animation.
I have already talked with organizing committee of Suzdal Fest and they agree to give me a free slot for my public talk.
Unfortunately, they cannot provide a compensation for travel expenses. To attend the event I have to travel ~2500 miles from Gorno-Altaisk (this is where I live and work) to Suzdal. And, unfortunately, I cannot pay this from my own pocket. So, this is why I am running this campaign.