Is the French animated feature, Renaissance, the shape of things to come? If anything, it heralds a new era of filmmaking, just like Polar Express or Sin City did. Mireille Frenette and Benoit Guerville reveal the magic.
In checking out the Animated Scene this month, Joseph Gilland passes down some of his nearly 30 years of experience to the next generation of animators.
Tom Sito takes a historical look back at the great 2D animation renaissance of the late 1980s and 1990s.
John Cawley investigates the 2D title work of Kurtz and Friends on the new Pink Panther live-action feature.
In Mind Your Business, Mark Simon steps foot on the creative construction site, putting on his hardhat contract for not only his safety, but also that of his client.
For February, the Career Coach Pamela Kleibrink Thompson writes a Valentine about her move to Los Angeles and introduction to the film industry.
In this month's column, Dr. Toon sits down with the makers of Hoodwinked to talk about many an animator's dream — producing their own independent feature.
In this months Animators Unearthed, Chris Robinson profiles the influences behind Theodore Ushevs Tower Bawher.
Joe Strike looks into the growing opportunities of repurposing content from other mediums on the Internet.
Christopher Harz examines the international new media market, chronicling its evolutions and revolutions.
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.