Welcome to 2012 with FFAF's very special Valentine's Day Special! Who, what, where, when, why, and how do Joel and Alan love? Then, animator/sculptor/toy-designer Gina Kamentsky joins the talk to discuss found-footage animation, kinetic esthetics, thorns in butts, and her new autobiography, Gloves and Goggles: The Gina Kamentsky Story.
My book, How To Write For Animation, has just been released for the Kindle and other eBook formats. Read what Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stan Lee and others have to say about it.
Special Guest: OIAF Animators' Picnic 2011 - Part 2
It's the FFAF Pre-Holiday Holiday Spectacular as Joel and Alan continue to bother more legends of international animation trying to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, Part 2. PLUS, backstage hijinks and hosting recap of the OIAF 2011 Closing Ceremonies.
The new trailer for the long awaited sci-fi action comedy “Men in Black III” hit the web early Monday, giving a deeper look at the back-in-time adventure that sends Will Smith’s Agent J to the swinging 1960s.
Rango opens the door for U.S.-made animated features for adults. Ed explains why acting styles are evolving from the Disney silent film model to the 1950’s Method acting model.
Special Guest: OIAF Animators' Picnic 2011 - Part 1
Joel and Alan bother legends of international animation as they try to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011.
Live, from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, entertainment's own comedy pangea, Dino Stamatopoulos, is paid to sit down with the very Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman for the most overmodulated audiophonic conver-senation* about his animated series Morel Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. Topics include: writing for adult animated comedy while drinking, drinking for adult animated comedy while writing, star-shaped facial hair, adopting classical horror literary author names into titular innuendo forever linking them historically, and poutine.
eyeon’s Fusion and Dimension software applications helped to drive fantasy to reality for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will star opposite Sylvester Stallone in the action/thriller “The Tomb,” which will be directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström.
In this second episode in our sit down with voice over actor Nolan North, we find out how voice acting for video games may differ from other projects.
As winter blows through the northern hemisphere, the season brings with it the chilling threat of illness to those in the voice over industry. Nothing halts a voice over production faster than the actors losing their voices! Even worse, for the struggling actor or singer, blowing an audition because you’ve caught a cough can be a devastating hit.
Screen Actors Guild presented its awards for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2011 at the “18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, January 29, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
The gaming industry is creating its own stars as they come even closer to motion pictures. Most notably known for his portrayal of Drake in the Uncharted franchise, North is the closest the gaming industry can come to a leading man. His resume is extensive having appeared in Batman: Arkham City as The Penguin, Assassin’s Creed as Desmond Miles, Prince Of Persia (as The Prince), & And Then There Were None as Patrick Narracott.
The Engineer put his/her heart and soul into each project and their performance cannot be understated or overlooked. One could argue that they are our Tin Man – seemingly machine, but truly much heart.
You have to get very creative in your death scenes. You can only die so many times and in the world of video games, you can die over and over again. The interesting thing about a death scene is that this isnt something we can truly relate to ourselves. And the way we die in animations isn’t realistic to most deaths we know. So we have to become very creative and think outside the box.
What are the roles of a Voice Over Producer and Director? If we use the analogy of The Wizard Of Oz, the producer would ultimately have to be The Wizard, that being said s/he can be the Wicked Witch as well. The Director is the liaison between actors and the engineers, writers and producers, and must be as loved as the Scarecrow by all.
Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) will star in the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie Arachnoquake, scheduled to premiere on Syfy in 2012.
These two videos feature actors we have had in the studio, giving their audition advice for aspiring voice actors. Katie Crown shares that you must always know the tone of the project you are working on and how that can lead to success in the booth! In addition, Charlie Bodin gives his audition advice. His tip: take risks. He stresses the importance of reaching above and beyond your comfort zones and not going with the most obvious choice.
People.co.uk reports that Daniel Craig has been offered a deal to star in five additional James Bond film following the upcoming film, SKYFALL.
Eva Green (CASINO ROYALE) is in talks to join the cast of Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ 300: BATTLE OF ARTEMISIA, reports Heat Vision.
Ben Kingsley is in negotiations to board Gavin Hood's adaptation of ENDER'S GAME, reports Heat Vision.
With Benicio Del Toro passing on the role, Edgar Ramirez (CARLOS) has emerged as the top contender to play the villain in STAR TREK 2, reports Variety.
William Hurt is in discussions to play Jeb in the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s novel THE HOST, reports EW.
Here are four videos from actors we have had in the studio, giving their audition advice for aspiring voice actors. First, Sean Hankinson reminds us that this whole process should be fun. Paula Rhodes then gives a couple of tips, including how you can get close to voice over casting specialists and voice over directing experts. Next, Nakia Burise shares that you should always be yourself and have faith in your success. And finally, Laura Gerow tells why you should let yourself be nervous.