By William Felber
TINK TANK ANIMATE'S
SENSATIONAL SUMMER ANIMATION COLLABORATION
Tink Tank Animate Reporter
Tink Tank Animate was at ARC313 on Saturday April, 30th.
Tink Tank Animate
ARC313 Autism Festival
Autism Awareness Month
TinkTank Animate Reporter
First, I go over every line in the script and organize them as either a:
I use add-on tools that are labeled these formats so that I can click on them while the cursor is in front of or highlighting the line that I wish to format a certain way.
Headers lay out the scene, describing in one short line whether the scene takes place inside (INT.) or outside (EXT.), the location, and the approximate time of day (DAY, NIGHT, HOURS LATER, etc.). The proper layout for a Header is INT./EXT. LOCATION - TIME.
Actions describe the situation of the scenes and what the characters are doing throughout the scene to give the reader a mental image of what is happening.
Speakers are the speaking characters' names in the script's story. The speaker's name is centered in the middle of the pages throughout the script rather than on the left of the page to identify them as who the next character is to speak.
Dialog refers to the speaking lines the character needs to say. They are identified by being centered on the page right after the speaker's name.
While formatting the scripts, I read through them and fix small errors like spelling, grammar, missing or misplaced words, etc.
When there are questionable errors that I'm not sure of or how it needs fixing, I put red exclamation points next to the error to discuss later with the editor.
Reporter at Tink Tank Animate
Rainbow Infinity by Jonathan P.T.
WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY
What is it?
The UN established World Autism Awareness Day in 2008, and it's celebrated on April 2.
Blue is the official color of Autism.
Change your social media profiles to blue.
Make blue art.
Listen to, read, or watch something created by a person with Autism.
Watch the first episode of Mama's Ducks!
FUN FACTS + FAQ
The term Autism was coined in 1908.
Did you know pale pink is a favorite color of children with Autism?
Colors can have a calming effect, and pastel hues and cool shades like greens and blues, soft oranges, and neutrals can be very comforting.
Autism affects 1 in 44 children.
1970 - The Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children's week, which evolved into Autism Acceptance Month to spread awareness, promote acceptance, and ignite change.
Why do we use the infinity symbol?
The infinity symbol in rainbow colors represents the neurodiversity movement and includes the total spectrum of neurotypical and neurodivergent people.
Boys are diagnosed more frequently than girls.
The three main symptoms of Autism:
Ways to Calm Anxiety
Ways to Calm Anxiety
Weighted blankets or weighted soft toys.
Use calming colors
Reduce clutter and stay organized!
What are the four types of Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Childhood disintegrative disorder
Pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified
Famous People with Autism
Dan Aykroyd: Canadian actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician
Elon Musk- Tesla, SpaceX
Albert Einstein- Scientist
Susan Boyle – Singer
Tim Burton – Movie Director
Emily Dickinson – Poet
Steve Jobs – Former CEO of Apple
Bill Gates - Microsoft
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Classical Composer
Jerry Seinfeld – Comedian
Temple Grandin- American scientist and Animal Behaviorist
Reporter for Tink Tank Animate
Autism has come a far way this past half-century. Not too long ago, we barely scratched the surface of our knowledge of what autism is. People were often misdiagnosed with other disorders or were not diagnosed at all. And those who were diagnosed with autism were often looked down on. Since then, we've made big advancements in the autism field with therapy, education, equal opportunities, and the public's knowledge. But we can do more to educate non-autistic people on how to communicate and their perspective toward people with autism.
Most people talk to autistic people in a baby voice or speak to us slowly and carefully, making some of us feel stupid and small. I'm not just talking about the public. I'm also referring to educators and social workers who were specifically trained to work with people with disabilities. Some people with autism prefer people to talk to them carefully and have a baby voice, but we all aren't the same.
Because of this, I usually don't tell people that I'm autistic. I seem to find that when people don't know that I'm autistic, they talk and treat me like an equal. There are two ways, in my opinion, on how to fix this issue.
1.To educate people that every autistic person isn't the same and we're all unique and different. That there's an autism of severity scale.
2.Get to know us. Talk to us in a soft voice when you first meet us. When you get to know us a little more, start deciding from your experience with us which one of us you should keep that baby voice with and which people not to keep it with. You can also ask us our preference on how we like to be talked to. With this change of approach towards autistic people, I believe that we won't feel different but feel like equals.
With these steps taken I believe that society will be left off in a better place.