Iain Harvey traveled to the International Film Festival at Rotterdam and was treated to a nice surprise -- an intelligent animation program married to a live-action festival.
Eric Huelsman predicts that Walking With Dinosaurs will be hailed as one of the most scientifically significant technological benchmarks in broadcast television for many years to come. Here's why...
Maureen Furniss takes a critical look at the five films that were shortlisted for Oscar consideration but not nominated: The Indescribable Nth, Monsieur Pett, Village of Idiots, Silence and Fractured Fairy Tales: The Phox, the Box and the Lox. Includes QuickTime clips!
While Korea is recognized as a world animation power, she is not known to have creative control over the projects on which she works. Now could be the right time for Korean companies to change this role. Joe Jo suggests a few tactics.
Harry Shearer.Harry Shearer is one of the most multi-faceted performers at work in voice acting today. A writer, producer, director and actor on the stage and radio and in television and film, Harry still finds time to voice our Simpsons favorites and host a weekly syndicated radio show, LeShow, which is in its sixteenth year on public airwaves. Harry Shearers award-winning career began early; at age seven he had his acting debut in the film classic Abbott and Costello Go To Mars....
This year's NATPE was a decidedly different conference as television executives mingled with new and interactive media upstarts. Bruce Johansen, President of NATPE, discusses this new trend.
Paul Younghusband reviews CG 101, a general, but detailed, book which covers a wide range of topics, from visual effects techniques, to terminology, job descriptions and visual effects history.
Don't let your cover letter and resume become another piece of "junk mail." The cover letter is a sales tool - use itto sell your knowledge, skill and experience. Make it clear that you understandthe needs and goals of the company and that you can hit the ground runningwhen you are hired...
Renowned drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu offers the eleventh installment in his bi-monthly Animation World Magazine online drawing course. In this chapter, he discusses the utilization of direct lighting.
Within the world of animation, most experimentation occurs within short format productions, whether they be high budgeted commercials, low budgeted independent shorts, or something in between. The growing number of short film festivals around the world attest to the vitality of these works, but there are few other venues for exhibition of them or even written reviews. As a result, distribution tends to be difficult and irregular. On a regular basis, Animation World ...
Karl Cohen investigates the appeal of Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival and gives homage to the two men who helped create this strange film aesthetic.
Martin "Dr. Toon" Goodman reminisces about the incredible adventure Jason and the Argonauts took him on and the power of Ray Harryhausen and great storytelling.
The most famous stop motion studio in the world -- Aardman Animations -- is poised and ready for even greater success. Wendy Jackson Hall reports.
Fred Patten reviews Robin Allan's new book, Walt Disney and Europe; European Influences on the Animated Feature Films of Walt Disney, and discovers that Allan delves far beyond the obvious nature of the title.
Sharon Schatz interviews Brian Nilles on the newVicon 8 motion capture system and the future of the industry.
Digital humans are right around the corner accordingto Giant Studios and Webbie Tookay couldn't be more delighted. Laura Schiff explains. Contains Quick Time movie clips!
Ayanti Sen continues her piece on India's hopeful animation future by profiling a few up and coming Indian animators.
Motion capture takes a new direction when a live, four-legged creature is brought into the mix. Gregory Singer reports on capturing the motions of an Andalusian stallion.
Ruth and Roger Whiter were lucky enough to meet Ray Harryhausen for tea and a chat about his career, the craft of stop-motion and the value of careful planning.
Students of animation often forget the difference between setting keyframes and animating. Learn how to create animation with life-like motion and emotion.
The new year is a time for making plans for what you want to accomplish. I used to make resolutions, which were quickly given up on before the month of January was even over. Now, I prefer setting goals. Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Fantasia/2000 definately pushes the technical limits of animation, creating visuals we have never seen before. As a special treat, David Bossert, the film's artistic coordinator and visual effects supervisor, takes us deep into the process.