In this months Animators Unearthed, Chris Robinson profiles the influences behind Theodore Ushevs Tower Bawher.
Christopher Harz examines the international new media market, chronicling its evolutions and revolutions.
Joe Strike looks into the growing opportunities of repurposing content from other mediums on the Internet.
Christopher Harz looks into the real potential of IPTV is it a boom waiting to explode or is a fad thats soon to bust?
Brands still dominate, but a growing number of opportunities exist for animators to sell their content for cell phone distribution. Karen Raugust reports.
Sharon Katz talks with independent animators Patrick Smith and Signe Baumane about the agony and the ecstasy of entering ones film into festivals.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Amfraid by Anne Sophie Bertrand, Thibault Debeurme, Sophie Van De Velde and Pascal Verkindt, City Paradise by Gale Denis, The Fan and the Flower by Bill Plympton, Hadacol Christmas by Brent Green and The Sandbox (Sunaba) by Kory Juul. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
J. Paul Peszko takes a look at Blue Yonder Films independent production of Hoodwinked, from its creation to its distribution by the Weinstein Co.
In the first edition of the new monthly column, The Animated Scene, Joseph Gilland talks about balancing the eclectic mix of personalities on an animated project to create a successful team.
In this months Mind Your Business, Mark Simon travels to the land of Creativity, swimming the rivers of Development to the fields of Production.
The Career Coach addresses how to manage your time better so that you can finally finish that big pet project youve always wanted to do.
Mike Fallows looks into Weta Prods. move from creating King Kong for the big screen to creating dragons in Jane and the Dragon for the small screen. It begins with his experiences on the smaller MoCap Donkey Kong Country for TV.
Barbara Robertson flies to Genzano, Italy, for the I Castelli Animati festival and says bravo to what she found there.
In the first "Animators Unearthed" column by Chris Robinson, he profiles At The Quinte Hotel director Bruce Alcock.
Peter Plantec explores recent advances in facial animation and crowd simulation software to see how different forms of virtual acting are converging in vfx-driven works.
Karen Raugust looks at how animators are increasingly turning to venues such as print publishing and mobile phones to debut properties ultimately destined for film and television.
Bringing a new series to air for preschool children is never childs play. Janet Hetherington chats with Cathy Chilco about how Wilbur, a show featuring a little calf who loves books, moooved up the pitching post to be a top pick of the CBC and Discovery Kids.
Joe Strike looks into the anatomy of a development exec who are they and how did they get there?
In celebration of his long career, Animation World Network presents a tribute to the work and life of Derek Lamb.
Greg Singer sat down with Drew Carey in October of last year to discuss his experience of creating Drew Careys Green Screen Show.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Workin Progress by Gabriel Garcia, Benjamin Fligans, Geordie Vandendaele and Benjamin Flinois, The Mantis Parable by Josh Staub, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Michael Sporn, Juan el Tintero (John the Inkerman) by Edwing Solzano and Ichthys by Marek Skrobecki. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Christopher Harz attended the second Serious Games Summit and found an odd mix of enthusiastic game designers, uniformed Army personnel and game producers trying to bring everyone together.
Creators of animation are so passionate about their ideas they sometimes have blinders on and try to pitch it to just about everyone. The mistake most make is they feel their show is perfect for all networks. They know that Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Disney Channel will want it. This is a BIG mistake!
Knowing what the networks are looking for is the most important part of developing a show. I cant just develop something because I love it or think it is a good idea or even because I think the merchandising is brilliant and will generate billions of dollars, says Bill Schultz, co-ceo, MYP/Taffy Ent. Those are all important. But, one of my key questions is where am I am going to sell it in the key territories? Schultz should know. He is a veteran of development, having worked at Cartoon Network on Ed, Edd and Eddy and Courage the Cowardly Dog, along with his work at Film Roman on The Simpsons, King of the Hill and Garfield and Friends. As a partner at MYP/Taffy, he has been successful in selling the show, Pet Alien, to Cartoon Network.