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Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC is proud to announce the opening of an exhibition of Original Animation Production Cels from Disney, Hannah-Barbera Studios, Mirage Studios, New York Institute of Technology, HBO, and Good Times, featuring Peter Pan, Snaggle Puss, Flintstones’ Little Wilma, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more, along with original art from local artist Ken Reshard, on Friday August 2, 2013 from 5PM – 8PM, at its gallery at 200 John Knox Road in Tallahassee. The exhibition will be on display until August 10, 2013. The gallery will be open to the public on Friday evening, and by appointment the following week. There is no charge for this event.

Animation Cels, short for Animation Celluloids, are transparent “slides” that animators lay over a static background in the making of animated films. The use of Cels, allowed the animator to make subtle changes to the drawing for each frame of film, thereby creating motion. Without the use of Cels, the animator would have had to completely redraw the animation, including the background for each frame of the film.   Today, animation is typically done through a computer assisted animation process, rendering the Animation Cel technique all but obsolete.

The process of creating an animated film was typically a team effort. First, a Storyboard was created, to plan the animation, develop the plot, and develop the image of the characters. Once the Storyboard was approved, the Scratch Track, or soundtrack was then produced. It is easier to created animated slides to match the Scratch Track, than to have actors, produce a soundtrack that exactly matches a pre-produced animation. After the Scratch Track is produced, an Animatic was created. An Animatic is simply pictures from the Storyboard synchronized with the soundtrack, allowing the production team to make any changes prior to beginning the production of the animation.

The animation production begins with the lead or key animator making a series of pencil drawings that depict the final animation. These drawings are then cleaned-up by a team of clean-up animators, and additional drawings are made to produce one drawing per frame. These cleaned drawings are then sequenced and transferred to cellulose acetate, which replaced the flammable cellulose nitrate used in earlier animations. Traditionally, the drawings were hand traced onto the cel, but after the introduction of photo copying, the transfer was done by machine. The cell is then turned over, and paint such as gouache, or acrylic is applied to the back to add color. It is not uncommon for each character in an animation to have its own team of artists, and its own cel. The appropriate cels are then stacked in front of a background to produce a single frame of the animated film. Since many frames typically use the same background, more detail can be added to the background than is contained in the animation cels. The frames are then sequenced into a “moving” film.


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United Building Products Business Liquidation


June 29th, 30th, & July 1st 2013
Start Time:  10 AM each day
Preview June 26th, 27th, & 28th from 11 AM – 7 PM
United Building Products
3510 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303      
Fireplaces, Fireplace Logs, Fireplace Screens, Fireplace Accessories, Mantels, Fireplace Pads, Marble & Tile Mantle Surrounds, Appliances, Appliance Parts, Grill Parts & Accessories, Range Hoods, Garbage Disposals, Chimney Pipe, Chimney Parts, Gas Parts and Fittings, Doors, Windows, Screens, Cabinets, Marble, Office Furniture, Office Supplies, Telephone System, Computer Equipment, Printers, Display Fixtures, Steel Pallet Racks, Linde Electric Lift Truck (Forklift) with charger, Pallet Jack, Brunswick Pool Table, and more!
Fireplaces, Gas Logs, & Accessories from:  FMI, Travis Industries, DESA, ESA, Jotul, Heat & Glo, Morso, GloFire, Vanguard, Gas Fires, WCI Fireworks Design, Monessen, Gas Technologies, Rinnai, Lopi, Dimplex, Grand Mantel, SkyTech, Simpson, Metal-Fab & more!
Grill & Outdoor Kitchen parts and accessories from:  Green Egg, Atlantis, Lynx, Ellipse, Broil King, Ducane & more!
Doors, Windows & Screens from:  Capitol, Anderson, Hurd, Silver Line, General Aluminum, Mi, Therma-Tru, Huttig & more!
Appliances, Parts & Accessories from:  GE, Rangemaster, Jenn-Air, Vent-a-hood, Best by Broan, Bosch, U-Line, Maytag, Thermador & more!        
10% On-site, 15% Online Buyer’s Premium

Online bidding available at Proxibid.

Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC
200 John Knox Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
FL AB3058
Joseph F. Kikta – Principal Auctioneer, FL AU4236
The 23,254 SQ FT Warehouse/Showroom on 1.47+/- Acres is For Sale separately.  Contact Joseph Kikta at Aaron Joseph Realty, LLC 850-778-3003 for all Real Estate Inquiries




June 18, 2013

Tallahassee, Florida – After 40 years, Bob Carnes, President and CEO of United Building Products, Inc. announced his retirement. Bob Carnes, former FSU Football Player, and Tallahassee philanthropist closed United Building Products on North Monroe Street. Although the building supply market has been down in recent years, affecting sales and accounts receivable, Carnes maintains that his retirement is by choice. “I want to spend more time with my family,” said Carnes, “we aren’t getting any younger.” Not having a successor to continue operating United Building Products, Inc., Carnes did what many business owners do at retirement, he simply closed the doors. The timeline for closing shortened when Carnes received news of a serious illness in his family.


Having been in its current location, 3510 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32303, for the past 24 years, United Building Products has served the needs of Building Contractors throughout the region, offering appliances, gas logs, fireplaces, windows, doors, and building materials. “If your house was built in Tallahassee in the last 35 years and came with a fireplace, it is likely that the fireplace came from United Building Products.”, said Carnes.


Carnes has served on the Board of Trustees for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation, and on the Board of Directors for: the Seminole Boosters, the Florida State Varsity Club, the Florida Home Builders Association, and the Tallahassee Builders Association. In 2006 the Tallahassee Builders Association inducted Carnes into their Hall of Fame. Carnes has also served on the General Electric Builder Distributor Advisory Board, and the Advisory Board for Farmers and Merchants Bank.


Carnes has contracted the services of Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC, a business liquidation specialist firm to Auction the remaining inventory, fixtures and equipment on June 29th, 30th, and July 1st, 2013. “This will be a huge sale for Tallahassee,” said Joseph Kikta founder of Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC. The auction is scheduled to be a 3 day event at the United Building Products Showroom and Warehouse on North Monroe Street, with 2 auctioneers working in different areas of the building during the first 2 days, and 1 auctioneer on the 3rd day. “Running 2 Auction Rings at the same time is the only way we can get through the nearly 2,500 lots in this auction in 3 days.”, said Jeffrey Butirro, Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC Auctioneer and Coordinating Manager for the United Building Products Auction. In addition to the Auction being open to live bidding from both the public and members the building profession, the Auction will be open for real-time bidding online on the Proxibid platform. There will be a 10% on-site, and a 15% online Buyer’s Premium charged on the high bid for each lot sold at the auction.


About United Building Products, INC

United Building Products, Inc., formerly Big Bend Energy Savings Service, Inc. (name changed in 1992) operated the largest builder distributor showroom featuring Appliances, Fireplaces, Entry Doors and Windows in the Tallahassee, Florida Area.

3510 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32303


About Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC

Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC FL AB3058, was founded by Auctioneer Joseph F. Kikta, GPPA, CES, and member of the board of directors for the Florida Auctioneers Association (FL AU4236). Headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC has an international clientele, and networks with other firms to handle any size project in any area. Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC is focused on bringing together the best talent from the Auction and Liquidation field, Retail, Financial Services, and Business Management. Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC is committed to the Tallahassee Community, and its associates regularly contribute their time and talents to local events and charities.

200 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303



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Joseph F. Kikta, GPPA, CES, FL AU4236                                        Jeffrey T. Butirro, GPPA, FL AU4361

Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC                                                       Aaron Joseph & Company, LLC

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