THE SPECTATOR, THURSDAY,
August 13, 1992
By Sharon Boase
A funny thing happened on the way to animation
school for India's Ajit Rao. The 32-year old former architect, cartoonist
and resident of Bombay started his first term at the International
Summer School of Animation at Sheridan College in May. But not without
a few dramatic pit stops along the way.
A student of sculpture and drawing at
a Bombay art school last February, Mr. Rao heard that Barry Parker,
a Canadian animation instructor from Sheridan College, was in town
presenting animation workshops and helping to judge the animation
portion of the International Bombay Film Festival.
Without knowing Mr. Parker-or the formalities
of an introduction- Mr. Rao sought out the Canadian animation guru
from the world-renowned animation school for some feed back on his