Excerpt taken from the book, Animation in the Home Digital Studio by Steve Subotnick, available from Focal Press.
An excerpt taken from Secrets of Figure Creation with Poser 5 by B L Render, available from Focal Press.
Mark Simon continues his series of 12 excerpts from his new book Producing Independent 2D Character Animation: Making and Selling a Short Film.
There is no doubt that dragging oneself inside, away from the beautiful Amalfi Coast is hard to do but international visitors at Cartoons on the Bay can find great rewards and fun at its conferences.
Chris Robinson interviews indie animator Debra Solomon, the creator of the animated Lizzie McGuire persona, about finding a way to do what you want and make money doing it.
In this final installment of articles exploring animation as commercial entertainment and as an art form, Jean Detheux heralds a group of animators who listened to their own music and delivered it up on the animated screen.
Bulgarian animation has established a cultural tradition that started more than 50 years ago. Maria Janeva gives us a historic look at the countrys triumphs and unique approach.
Jon Hofferman reviews five short films fresh from the festival circuit: Aunt Luisa by Tim Miller and Paul Taylor, Capoeira by Lewis Campbell, From Darkness directed by Nora Twomey, Harvie Krumpet by Adam Elliot and Little Red Plane directed by Joey Jones and Wira Winata. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
Catch the first leg of creator Dave Warren's fear and loathing journey from studio animator to struggling independent.
Author Mike S. Fowler explores and defines thumbnails in this excerpt from his new book all about animation background layout, which includes many illustrated examples and exercises.
Is Disney truly evil or are people just jealous of winners? Mouse-mashing has developed over the past 15 years. Martin “Dr. Toon” Goodman theorizes why and defends the House of Mouse in this month's column.
For Pixar's fifth feature, they digitally conquered the complex look and feel of the underwater world, with its undulating water and beautiful fish and plant life.
In Animation World Magazine's look at independent animators, Cindy Keefer profiles Dr. William Moritz, an academician who enthusiastically studies and teaches about these producers.
Rick DeMott talks to veteran animator Mike Nguyen about his personal quest and his able band of artists as they strive to make his film, My Little World.
The Pimp says change is unavoidable, and for that matter, it can be a good thing! What's more, he tells the animation community to look forward to good computer animation.
Mark Simon continues his series of 12 excerpts from his new book, Producing Independent 2D Character Animation: Making and Selling a Short Film.
Terrytoons. Here was my locale that most interests the animation historians. So now I finally have the chance to tell it like it really was. I name names all the names, and print the pix. And all the production details about Tom Terrific. I tell you what I did and what I tried to do a "renaissance" a total make over... and I tell you why it failed.
At long last, the animated short, Destino, surfaces. Bill Desowitz talks to Roy Disney about his personal quest to finish the artistic collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.
Darlene Chan talks with five instructors at leading animation schools about what they are doing to help the animators of tomorrow navigate the harsh realities of the narrowing job market.
Author Mike S. Fowler explores and defines perspective in this first excerpt from his new book all about animation background layout, which includes many illustrated examples and exercises.