Marco Consoli converges on the VIEW Conference in Torino, Italy to discover a bit about the future of visual effects and animation.
Tara DiLullo Bennett chats with VFX Supervisor Gary Hutzel about the fourth and final season of Battlestar Galactica and the challenges and opportunities of doing the vfx in-house.
In this month's "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla checks out Folklore, Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core, DK Jungle Climber and Spider-Man: Friend or Foe.
In the latest "Dr. Toon," Martin Goodman sees a promising future for comic book superheroes in animation, compared to their past toon incarnations.
MPC had numerous challenges to contend with on the more action-oriented Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Alain Bielik reports on the results.
In this month's "Career Coach," Pamela Kleibrink Thompson talks about how we can show our thanks and help our careers in the process.
Joe Strike gives readers a taste of how DreamWorks Animation worked with Jerry Seinfeld to bring the comedian's vision of an insect society to life in Bee Movie.
As High School Musical has shown, tweens can be loyal fans, avid viewers and significant purchasers of merchandise.
How a new crop of international co-productions is changing the Italian animation industry. Russell Bekins lays down the rules for success.
Joe Strike investigates the behind-the-scenes mysteries that go into the creation of The Secret Show.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films -- One Voice One Vote by Cile Rousset and Jeanne Paturle, Once Upon a Christmas Village by Michael Attardi, Mesh by Beau Janzen, Haunted Hogmanay by Neil Jack and Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf by Suzie Templeton.
Craig J. Clark talks with co-creator Bryan Konietzko about the immensely popular action-adventure show.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman surveys the changing landscape of cartoon stereotypes and the less-than-politically-correct classics from the Golden Years.
In this month's "Career Coach," Pamela Kleibrink Thompson gives readers some helpful hints on organizing your job applications.
In this month's "Mind Your Business," Mark Simon debunks some common ideas about what it means to be an artist
In this month's "Press Start," Peter "The Rizk" Rizkalla reviews the latest editions in the legendary Halo and Metroid Prime franchises, as well as Heavenly Sword, Drawn to Life and Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
Bob Swain and Ron Diamond travel to Girona for Cartoon Forum 2007, chronicling the latest in European TV animation and the winner of this year's Cartoon d'Or.
Ten years ago, Santa Monica College, in California, started a special animation program in a new facility that was set up just for this newfangled thing called "digital animation." With the establishment of the Academy of Entertainment & Technology, SMC became the first community college in California to offer this specialized curriculum.
Many types of schools now teach animation and digital media. They range from vocational schools, to private specialty schools, to major universities, and community colleges are among the leaders in this discipline.
Today there are community colleges across the country teaching traditional animation, 3D animation, game design, Web animation and other forms of digital media. Why are there so many schools teaching this curriculum in all parts of the world?
Jon Hofferman reports back about his experience attending his first Ottawa International Animation Festival.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson looks into education trends that are preparing animation students for the new career reality.
In this month's "The Animated Scene," Joseph Gilland talking about how to pace yourself and still make the deadline.