This month, Dr. Toon gets animated with historian, film preservationist, producer, promoter of animation festivals and events, and rather prolific author Jerry Beck.
In part two of AWNs in-depth Cars coverage, Bill Desowitz discovers the roots of Route 66 in creating the highly detailed, luscious and complex world.
In this months Animators Unearthed, Chris Robinson travels into the fantastic world of Mait Laas, which gave birth to his new film, Generatio.
The Career Coach explores various ways people have managed to stay on or veer back to their chosen career path.
In part one of AWNs in-depth Cars coverage, Bill Desowitz focuses on the character and lighting innovations at Pixar Animation Studios.
In 2001-2002 about 30% or 850 members of the Animation Guild Local 839 in the U.S. took advantage of the Contract Services Administration Fund (CSATF) Grant for retraining, according to Steve Hulett, business representative for the union.
Members who do hand drawing are retrained in storyboarding and CGI skills. The union has not been able to track these brave souls seeking new careers if theyve made it or not. Hulett guesses that maybe 20% have made some sort of transition into another animation job.
There are also countless people who have transitioned from what they considered a humdrum life into becoming part of the exciting industry of animation and visual effects.
Mark Simon chats with some of the industries top agents to find out how to work with agents and how they can help you find work.
Alain Bielik dives into latest state-of-the-art fluid simulation advances and other CG modeling breakthroughs for Poseidon.
Joe Strike chronicles the long journey Over the Hedge took to make the leap from comicstrips to the big screen.
Taylor Jessen reviews five short films Fable by Daniel Sousa, Arrest Assured by Michael McCormick and Robert Taylor, Sunday Party by Sirirat Thawilvejakul, No Room for Gerold by Daniel Nocke, Never Like the First Time! by Jonas Odell, and. Includes QuickTime movie clips!
In this months Animated Scene, Joseph Gilland addresses the reality of paperless animation production, which used to make his blood curdle.
In the latest excerpt from Learning Maya 7 | Foundation, Marc-AndrGuindon and Cathy McGinnis finish mapping the orb.
Philippe Moins turns the pages on Astix film production history to offer perspective for the latest animated feature, Astix et les Vikings, moving across European theaters.
This month, Dr. Toon takes a psychedelic trip back to the late ‘60s and early ‘70s when Saturday Morning cartoons rocked.
In this rah-rah edition of Mind Your Business, Mark Simon discusses the right cheers one can shout to help self-promote their teams success.
For this months Animators Unearthed, Chris Robinson gets the right prescription with Suzan Pitts El Doctor.
Raquel Benitez Rojas attended the 10-year anniversary of Cartoons on the Bay 2006 to witness an important showcase of the best television animation has to offer.
The Career Coach gives the top tips on turning an interview opportunity into a successful experience.
Todays videogames are visually slick, but are they venturing into the realm of fine art? Janet Hetherington takes a look at how videogame art is jumping off the screen and into the gallery. Includes a QuickTime clip!
Christopher Harz looks into the ever-expanding field of educational videogames, moving games from the home into the classroom and office.
Karen Raugust talks with smaller animation studios who are creating cinematics and, increasingly, in-game assets for video and computer games.