While our first assumptions about gaming lead us to thoughts of a violent, action-packed, male dominated past-time, Jacquie Kubin reveals why it is important never to assume anything as the numbers certainly do not support this ideal anymore.
Italy's free-wheeling I Castelli Animati was packed with surprises -- including a very special visitor. Animation legend Marv Newland reports.
What if I told you that yes, sexism, ageism, racism all existed in the industry? Would you give up your dream? If you answered yes, that is the right decision because if you can be discouraged by an obstacle, you don't have the persistence it will take to make it. If you answered no, that is also the right decision because you will pursue your career no matter what the obstacles. Discrimination exists but it shouldn't stop you. The people who have skills that are in demand will find work.
Gerard Raiti studies the migration of animated primetime programming from the major networks to more specialized networks and reveals that maybe 2000 wasn't such a bust after all, rather just a shifting of sorts.
Oxygen's flagship showcase of animation, X-Chromosome is almost a year old. Designed to bring the female viewpoint to television, Heather Kenyon reveals that it is doing even more than that.
What do you do when Jeffrey isn't jumping for joy after the first test screening? Go back to the drawing board? No, go back to the script. Co-director Robert Ramirez recounts his experience wrangling together the timeless story of DreamWorks' new straight to video release, Joseph: King of Dreams.
Chris Robinson delves into the bizarre story of Ryan Larkin, once an NFB wunderkind, now a homeless man living in Montreal.
Sharon Schatz goes behind the scenes at Tom Snyder Productions and learns how this surprising little company has been hitting winners ever since its inception.
Chris Robinson delves into the bizarre story of Ryan Larkin, once an Oscar nominated National Film Board of Canada wunderkind, now a homeless man living in Montreal. How did incredible talent, guilt, drugs, alcohol and the quest for freedom bring him to the last exit on St. Laurent Street?
The legend of Belphor has entranced France for years. Now France 2 and 3 bring the mysterious dark figure back to television, only this time, it's animated. Annick Teninge reports.
The first in a provocative series (or is it just wild ranting?), Chris Robinson proposes that whether one is a festival director, working animator or studio executive, we are all simply prostitutes.
Q: What do some non-dancing cats and a llama with an attitude have in common? A: Mark Dindal. Here the director of Cats Don't Dance and Disney's upcoming major holiday release, The Emperor's New Groove, sits down with Joe Strike and talks and talks and talks...
The Butt-Ugly Martians are about to invade Earth and the World Wide Web simultaneously. Paul Younghusband investigates this strategys development and implementation process.
From Batman: The Animated Series to Spawn and Spicy, Eric Radomski has always been testing the limits of animated TV, while being very vocal about what makes and breaks a show. Amid Amidi passes on the insight.
Martin "Frank Gladstone recently traveled to China for a conference and two studio tours. Here he reflects on the experience of visiting a giant on the brink of taking a great leap.
Did primetime television animation fail because it was animated or because it was on big time network TV? Martin Goodman offers new insight on the pressures (and ignorance) influencing the bust of 2000.
Across the board, MIPCOM 2000 proved to be a much livelier market than in past years. While there are still some worries and complaintsmost people could still find something positive to report.
Joe Fordham had a personal tour of the pre-production of Moebius' first animated feature film. Together with CG veteran Frank Foster, the film they are creating is sure to be carefully watched by fans until completion. Includes exclusive visuals!
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman tries to guess what the hot animation related toys will be this gift giving season. Its a hard job year with lot of television cancellations un-merchandisable features and racy Internet content.
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu continues with his third installment discussing correctly creating space while sketching on location.
Michael Hurwicz investigates the ways some animated properties have been able to rack up big licensing and merchandising success without the usual exposure of television or a feature film release.
Joan Kim interviews Leslie Levine on her task at hand bringing Harvey's classic characters to consumers in new, cool ways.
Whether you are a traditional character animator or a character animator who uses the computer (remember, it's just a tool) you will need a portfolio. All companies whether they are feature film producers or video game producers want the same basic stuff. Here are guidelines to putting together a portfolio that will help you get interviews. Remember a portfolio is a sales tool, like a resume and demo reel. The purpose is to get you an interview which could lead to a job.