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Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 22

Special Guests: Michael Markman / Sheila Sofian & David Fain

The sounds of chewing, the sounds of music, the sounds of talking. Episode 22 of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum. Featuring: Joel, Alan, Sam Olschan, Computer, Guests, Alan's Cat, Beef Jerky, Sinatra, Elvis, Plucky Duck, Animated Documentaries, and Ricky Gervais. Enjoy.

Headline News Her Morning Elegance Creators Launch the First Global Excision Art Project

The Her Morning Elegance Gallery (www.hmegallery.com) has, for the first time ever, taken a music video apart frame by frame and begun to distribute the video as photography all over the world.

Blogs Is Speed Painting a Sport? Learning Digital Content Creation by Watching

Okay, so maybe it isn't really a full-blown sport, but if the proliferation of these videos of digital artwork screen-captured during the creation process is any indication, it's fast becoming a popular spectator event in any case.

Blogs Oscar Tour LA Photo Gallery: Disney Animation Research Library (ARL)

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 4, 2011 at 5:58pm

One of the highlights of the week was a morning spent at Disney's Animation Research Library (ARL). Housed in the non-descript former feature animation studio, the library houses more than 65 million pieces of animation art representing over 80 years of work from Walt Disney Animation. If you love animation, or have any sense of animation history, then the Disney ARL is a little slice of heaven. Actually, it's the whole pie.

Blogs "We Don’t Need Artists Anymore!" - Finding a Place in the Procedural World

I was stunned when I heard an engineer gleefully utter that proclamation. I wasn’t surprised by the sentiment; I know that a certain amount of friction exists between the polar worlds of artists and engineers - mostly, I believe, from the lack of a common language. But is that statement true?

Blogs Art Takes Courage - Going Digital is Just One More Challenge

No matter how much you think you need a “normal life,” you really don’t have time for one - the earlier you recognize that, the better off you’ll be. You must have the courage to say “I need to do this” and then let the chips fall as they may.

Blogs From Disney to Ground Zero and Beyond - The Ron Barbagallo Interview

By Joe Strike | Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10:26am

Once upon a time animation art wasn't worth the celluloid it was painted on. Art that would now be worth tens of thousands of dollars was washed or thrown away – and what was saved often handled thoughtlessly or just forgotten about. Things have changed since then, changed a lot. People now realize that animation art is exactly that - a thing of beauty in its own right, and a cultural heritage to be cherished and preserved. Preservation is where Ron Barbagallo comes into the picture.

Headline News LME Collections Redesigns Site – Spectacular New Collection Release

Since 2006 LME Collections had been creating collections of After Effects templates, presets and graphics (2800+ ) for Fortune 500 corporations, students and broadcast designers.

Headline News I'VE SEEN FILMS Announces the 2011 Call for Entries!

After the very successful 2010 Edition, I'VE SEEN FILMS International Film Festival announced, along with its founder, international artist Rutger Hauer, that the Festival’s 4th Edition will be held from October 5 to 14, 2011 in Milan, Italy.

Blogs Steven Woloshen: At the Heart of Experimental Animation

Steven Woloshen creates animation in cars, at work, in airports, on planes… in other words wherever and whenever he has ten consecutive minutes to play. We chatted over bottled water at the Ottawa International Animation Festival this past October, and continued by email after his return to Montreal.

Blogs Dark Ages: The Sequel - Is our Digital Art Future-Proof?

During the first Dark Ages, folks living in the shadow of the Roman Aqueduct said, “What the heck is that thing?” They yanked stones from it to build their huts, it became a landmark, but as far as they knew, IT was created by wizards—or maybe the more advanced thought aliens were responsible. The records of what IT was, and how and why IT was built were either lost, destroyed, or irretrievable through the methods of the day.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 20

Special Guest: Ottawa International Animation Festival - Part 1. Full laurels, keys to capitals, and banks of international accolades might weigh down other comedy podcast journaltarians of animation, but never for the lion-hearted, docu-brave, master news-making martyrs (and hyperbolically humble) Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman. Join them as they interview animation's brightest and best about books, inappropriate cartoons, competing podcasts, pirates, and pumpkins - live from North America's largest festival of international animation in Ottawa, ON in 2010 at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010.

Blogs Is Paris Burning?...No, It’s Freezing!

I came to Paris to reset. Thoreau once wrote that it is best if one moves every seven years. If life consists of doing the same thing as a matter of habit over and over again, perspective is lost and the opportunity to truly know oneself never realized. In adversity is truth. Thoughtless patterns are numbing. Time to re-discover. It’s good to be uncomfortable. Good to be uprooted.

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