While Terrence Briggs feels he should loathe shows likeFOX's new Family Guy, he is still too sore from laughing to complain.Let him explain....
From Korea to India and from digital ink and paint to motioncapture, Milt Vallas discusses the introduction of digital technology intothe animation production process of Asian studios.
This month, we picked the brains of three innovative animation artists currently living along the United States west coast. Seth MacFarlane (Los Angeles, California) is the creator/executive producer of Fox's heavily-hyped series, Family Guy. In addition, he previously created/directed the What A Cartoon! short Larry and Steve while at Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Lee Lanier is a computer artist at PDI (Palo Alto, California) who worked on Antz and most recently, single-handedly completed Millennium ...
Terrence Briggs reviews the new HBO Family show, A Little Curious, and reveals that while it isn't as imaginative as Sesame Street, parents could leave their children in the hands of much worse programming.
The Little Black Book of Visual Effects is a listing of contact information for people, studios and other companies related to the visual and digital effects production fields and receives nothing but praise from Paul Younghusband.
Digital production technology is moving so quickly that it is hard for even 15-year computer animation veteran, John C. Donkin to predict. But here he hazards a guess at areas soon to be revolutionized.
Eric Huelsman meets Jerry Steele, Charlie Watson and Michel Gondry, three leading artists who lurk behind the latest and greatest commercials and music videos.
Four respected gallery owners discuss the current status of the animation art market, including what is hot and what is not.
The first animation series to be entirely produced and aired in the same day is here, Le JourNul de Franis Pusse,care of motion capture, key framing and KliK Animation. Heather Kenyontakes a look at their grueling schedule.
Pierre Lambert, animation art consultant to famed auction house Christie's, gives us a preview of the magnificent pieces of animation art to be auctioned in April, 1999. Available in French and English.
Pierre Lambert, expert chez Christie's pour l'animation, nous donne un aper de ce qui sera prentla prochaine vente aux enches en avril 1999. Article disponibleen franis et en anglais.
PDI's Lee Lanier, director of Millennium Bug, describes how he took black and white photographs and turned them into a moving, satirical peak at the future.
William Moritz discovers Otto Alder's excellent documentaryon Feodor Khitruk, where Alder uncovers not only the life and works of theelusive Cold War soviet master, but also sheds light on the soviet animationregime.
Cartoon Charlie: The Life and Art of Animation Pioneer Charles Thorson, a well-documented and illustrated biography of character designer Charles Thorson, is reviewed by Fred Patten.
Judith Rubin explains how the growing network of large-format3D theaters and an expanding range of digital production tools is openingthe door for computer animation in the large-format film industry.
Don Seidel gives a thumbs up to Animation Tips &Tricks for Windows and Mac, saying that it relates useful 3D modelingand animation shortcuts.
There are no surprises here! Bill Mikulak reviews this home video turned motion picture that is sure to please young Doug fans.
Can it be that the land of opportunity has turned intoa wasteland for independent animation companies? Adam Snyder reports fromNATPE `99.
Technology. Man's best friend! A cartoon fan's worst enemy? Amid Amidi explains the hidden effects of digital noise reduction and why you may be seeing less of your favorite cartoons.
Joe Szadkowski relates the animated products on display at the latest Toy Fair, held in New York City. Come see what will be on a retailer's shelf near you soon!
Mark Christiansen reviews Inside SoftImage 3D, a long overdue text of tips, tricks and tutorials on the popular 3D animation package.
Director Mark Osborne discusses the making of More, the world's first 70mm/15 perf stop motion film. Includes a Quicktime movie clip
Mark Christiansen reviews Character Animation In Depthwhich relates how to advice for 3D animation setup across most major platformsand software packages.