Getting Started

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Getting Started
Directed byRichard Condie
Written byRichard Condie
Produced byJerry Krepakevich
StarringJay Brazeau (voice)
Richard Condie [1]
Music byPatrick Godfrey
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
12 minutes

Getting Started is a 1979 animated short by Richard Condie[2] and produced in Winnipeg by the National Film Board of Canada.


The film is a comical look at procrastination, based partly on the filmmaker's own experiences, portraying the inability of a pianist to rehearse a Debussy composition.[3][4]


Awards for Getting Started included the Genie Award for best animation film.[5] The film also won awards at the Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films and the Tampere Film Festival, as well as the Bijou Award for Best Animation.


  • Story, Animation, Direction: Richard Condie
  • Backgrounds: Sharon Condie
  • Music: Patrick Godfrey - From Debussy's Children's Corner
  • Voices: Richard Condie and Jay Brazeau
  • Inker: Mary-Lou Storey
  • Painter: Gloria Thorsteinson
  • Animation Camera: Svend-Erik Eriksen and Tom Brydon
  • Sound Editor: Ken Rodeck
  • Re-Recording: Clive Perry
  • Studio Administrator: Charles Lough
  • Producer: Jerry Krepakevich
  • Executive Producer: Michael Scott
  • Getting Started
  • A National Film Board Of Canada - Prairie Production


  1. ^ AllMovie
  2. ^ "Cartoons Considered For An Academy Award – 1980 -".
  3. ^ Cuthbert, Pamela (January 2003). "Richard Condie". Canadian Film Encyclopedia. Film Reference Library. Archived from the original on 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  4. ^ William Beard & Jerry White, ed. (2002). North of everything: English-Canadian cinema since 1980. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press. p. 77. ISBN 0-88864-390-X. Retrieved 3 November 2011. Getting Started Condie.
  5. ^ "Getting Started". Film Collection. National Film Board of Canada Web site. 1979. Retrieved 2009-08-31.

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