Each time I return to New York, my spiritual home, it takes even less time for me to become uptight, tense, stressed and mistrustful towards others.
Wondering about copyright? Finally, a freely available guide to fair use (in accordance with American law) for the visual arts.
Animated television has changed dramatically since I began writing, I'm happy to say for the better...
Feeling famished and deprived in the relative calm of the Green Desert, my journey back to D.C. and New York is a welcome, though not altogether pleasant reprieve.
Jon Sasaki is the Charlie Chaplinesque little guy struggling with his Sisyphean challenges. Only the things he’s trying to achieve fall more into the realm of the bizarre and ridiculous than the practical.
Fred Patten looks at Chronicle’s new coffee-table book showcasing visual development on Disney’s Marvel-based animated superhero hit.
This workshop series will reignite a creative mind and the power and joy of imagining.
Production puppets, models, props and original handmade art from Oscar-nominated animation studio to be auctioned on February 12, 2015.
The deadline for submissions to the second annual Comic and Cartoon Art Competition is January 5, 2015.
At times when I become this sweet and mellow, it makes me reflect and wonder whether I am a wishful and naïve dreamer, utopian or simply losing my marbles. I shall let you know in the forthcoming blogs.
Fred Patten looks at the richly detailed coffee-table art book celebrating LAIKA’s latest animated feature.
The latest 'Jungle Book' revamp will blend live-action with CGI, and is set for an October 2015 release date.
The former Pixar art directors talk about their first independent collaboration and the challenges of striking out on their own.
From first-time feature director Peter Sohn, ‘Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur,” a buddy comedy about a dinosaur and his boy, arrives in theaters November 25, 2015.
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR MIAF 2015!
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MONDAY 15 DECEMBER 2014
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FRIDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2015
The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. It usually screens around 400-450 films each year in competitive, panorama, student, curated and retrospective programs. MIAF generates a smaller touring festival called the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), is a submissions base for the London International Animation Festival, the New Zealand Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival and assists in programming a number of other festivals in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.
When you submit your film to MIAF, your film is automatically considered for each of these festivals although these other events will send you a separate and specific invitation if they wish to invite your film.
For full guidelines and entry form: www.miaf.net/2014/entries.html
Book signing and Q&A session with visual futurist and a neofuturistic concept artist Syd Mead to be held Saturday, November 22 at the memorial park’s Glendale location.
Fred Patten looks inside the impressive new coffee table art book chronicling the studios’ theatrical releases from ‘Ice Age’ to the upcoming ‘Peanuts.’
Beautifully drawn and masterfully told graphic series marks animation veteran Stephan Franck’s comics debut.