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5th Edition of the Anibar International Festival of Animation 5 - 10 August, 2014 in Peja, Kosovo

Anibar Animation Festival is truly unique.  No one involved with the running of the festival is over 26 years old, they have a strong ecological bent, and the festival is primarily organized for the 60,000 residents of Peja rather than for foreign guests.  The quality of the programing is good and included something to please everyone. I always find their Balkan Competition to be interesting, with many films that I don’t get to see at other festivals.

Animation Breakdown Headline News

Animation Breakdown to Present ‘The Hubleys: A Centennial Celebration'

The Cinefamily’s Animation Breakdown hosts ‘The Hubleys: A Centennial Celebration’ weekend, with three retrospective events celebrating the work of John & Faith Hubley.

Animation Events

ProWeekend - Animation and Illustration Weekend Seminar sponsored by Lipscomb University

Begins: October 25, 2014

TaughtByAPro.com presents ProWeekend Seminar hosted by Lipscomb University. Disney animators Ruben Aquino, Claire Keane & Tom Bancroft will be converging on Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN for seminars, lectures and networking.  This is an opportunity to learn techniques, tips & tricks used by professional animators, character designers and concept artists who have worked on some of your favorite movies.  In addition, there will be an exciting character design contest and plenty of opportunities to ask your questions of these talented artists.

Oscars Headline News

Signe Baumane's ‘Rocks in My Pockets’ Selected As Latvian Oscar Entry

Latvian Oscar committee lauds the film’s "international language, intimate story, and the director's courage to look at serious personal issues."

NFB Events

An Evening with the National Film Board of Canada

Begins: October 1, 2014

The National Film Board Of Canada in collaboration with ASIFA-East and The School Of Visual Arts present an in-person evening with two remarkable filmmakers of the National Film Board Of Canada, Torill Kove and Nicola Lemay.

Short Films Headline News

Glen Keane to Present ‘Duet’ at Bristol Encounters

Disney veteran and animation legend Glen Keane to present his latest short film, ‘Duet,’ at the 2014 Bristol Encounters festival.

Voice Acting Headline News

English-Language Voice Cast Announced for ‘Moomins on the Riviera’

English-language voice cast includes Russell Tovey, Nathaniel Parker, Tracy Ann Oberman and Stephanie Winiecki, with the irrepressible Little My played by Ruth Gibson.

Titles Sequences Headline News

Sarofsky Corp. Completes Main Titles for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Led by president and owner Erin Sarofsky, Chicago-based creative studio completes work on the main-on-end titles for Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’

Indie Features Headline News

Cinefamily to Preview Signe Bauman’s ‘Rocks in My Pockets’

Animation Breakdown presents a free sneak preview of ‘Rocks in my Pockets’ followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Signe Baumane on Wednesday, September 10.

Character Design Events

Character Design by Eric Ryan

By LAAFA | Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:54pm
Begins: September 28, 2014

Category: Live Online Instructed Course
Start Date: September 28th
Time: Sundays, 6pm-9pm (PST)
Duration: 8 Weeks

This class caters to those who are new to or at an intermediate level in terms of design knowledge when it comes to characters.  We will be producing 3 characters (and their 3 variants) that fit together in the same world based off of classic archetypes.  There will be a significant amount of freedom but the instructor will act as an Art Director to help make your work coherent and imaginative.  This class is structured in a way that helps you have 3 or more portfolio worthy images showing competent character design. Prerequisites:  Significant understanding of human anatomy, some level of knowledge of animal anatomy, and a decent foundation in the fundamentals of drawings/painting.

Photoshop Events

Imaginative Worlds for Entertainment by Eduardo Gonzalez

By LAAFA | Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:40pm
Begins: September 30, 2014

Category: Live Online Instructed Course
Start Date: September 30th
Time: Tuesdays, 7pm-10pm (PST)
Duration: 8 Weeks

The purpose of this class is to help individuals create concept art for gaming with a focus on style and theme consistency. This class offers students a solid grasp of game art principles. The class fosters a strong development of the individual’s style as well as a wide range of methods to transform concept art into consistent and functional art for in game purposes. Students will become skilled at reproducing the style and theme as the develop a section of a particular IP’s world.

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