Chris Robinson finds complex themes in the simple story of Andreas Hykades The Runt for this months Animators Unearthed.
Renee Dunlop looks into how Movas Contour Reality Capture System changes how we look at CG characters.
Dr. Toon chats with New York indie animator Patrick Smith about his new film, Puppet, his career and animation in general.
Mark Simon takes on the knightly challenge between the Job Inquisitor and the Job Searcher, in this months Mind Your Business.
This years "Hot Spots Showcase" curates the best in animated and vfx commercials, music videos and game cinematics from our readers as well as a special showcase of the best of the best from Stash DVD Magazine.
Janet Hetherington takes a look at how and why animation and music videos make beautiful music together.
Karen Raugust finds that TV ads arent going away, but they will evolve as they find their place among a multiplicity of marketing venues.
Jim Korkis chronicles Walt Disneys work in commercials during the 1950s when the best-loved ads were animated.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Bar Fight by Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick, Come On Strange by Gabriela Gruber, Le Couloir (The Corridor) by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, A Fish with a Smile by C. Jay Shih, and Jam Session by Isabela Plucinska. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Many animators dabble in other art forms like writing or fine art. Joseph Gilland writes about balancing creative outlets in this months The Animated Scene.
Comic-Con veterans Maxwell Atoms, Liza Copplola, Mark Evanier, Peter Gal, Larry Loc, Steve Marmel, Peter McHugh, Mike Mika, Mike Moon share their take on the annual convention in San Diego with additional vfx happenings reported by Bill Desowitz.
Chris Robinson gives a two fer one special in this months Animators Unearthed, digging up Chris Shepherds Who I Am and What I Want and Silence is Golden.
Philippe Moins reports about his trip to Morocco for the Mekn Festanim, finding animation from the Maghreb.
In this months Mind Your Business, Mark Simon discusses the three-ring circus that is starting your own business.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson tackles the toughest request a new hire has to ask their new employer show me the money.
Bob Miller chats with the filmmakers of Barnyard to find out what animators do when theyre not being watched.
Deanna Morse reports back from the Zagreb Animafest, finding a friendly and diverse event for the celebration of animation.
Sarah Baisley reports on her experiences at Annecy 2006 where the MIFA market showcased more excitement than the festival.
John Cawley talks with Texans John A. Davis and Keith Alcorn of DNA Prods. about collaborating like a colony with the studios on the big screen adaptation of The Ant Bully.
Jim Korkis speaks with Floyd Gottfredson, who brought Mickey Mouse to the world via daily comic strips.