Abstract animation has its own festival category but how well do we really understand its roots in the world of abstract art?
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The Boxtrolls is a charming and quirky film that is a bit less dark and suspenseful than LAIKA’s previous animations, but with the same incredible visual effects.
If you ask a VFX artist what the ultimate goal was with their work, they might respond they would like it to be invisible.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to compare the current Canadian indie animation scene to that of Canadian men’s hockey.
Uncle Sam may be looking for a few good men, but The Humanitas Prize is looking for a few good writers. And you could be one of them!
Counting down to the 2014 VIEW Conference kick off October 14, 2014, we look back at Glenn's 2013 interview.
Character animation is really not the illusion of life, but the illusion of “intelligent or motivated life” and takes advantage of four universal truths about how the mind works.
I’m an artist. I have two Disney plush toys in my studio and I painted them. Am I contravening copyright if I show or sell them?
Do degree art schools teach you how to accurately draw the illusion of a form in space? And do we care?
Anibar Animation Festival is truly unique. No one involved with the running of the festival is over 26 years old, they have a strong ecological bent, and the festival is primarily organized for the 60,000 residents of Peja rather than for foreign guests. The quality of the programing is good and included something to please everyone. I always find their Balkan Competition to be interesting, with many films that I don’t get to see at other festivals.
After 10 years and 20,000 miles of chauffeuring Hollywood actors on Montreal shoots, Steven Woloshen wins at OIAF with '1000 Plateaus.'
Learning animation on your own is very doable. This fourth of the four part series on the tools of the trade looks at vector based softwares for animation.
Sitting through David OReilly’s digital punk animations feels a wee bit like the non-stop hallucinations of your last journey on mushrooms.
ANIMATOR International Animated Film Festival in Poznan, Poland is a festival with a strong focus on live performance as well as the normal fare of short and feature length animation as well as workshops and panel discussions.
Our pop culture fascination with all things Disney shifts momentarily from cataloguing hidden phallic film images to visualizing Disney princes in their birthday suits.
The conference in Vancouver continues with talks from ILM on ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and LAIKA Studios on ‘The Boxtrolls’, along with tips and tricks from Sony Picture Imageworks, Double Negative and Framestore on the latest ray-tracing render techniques.
You don't have to be Martha Stewart to bake a great pie and you don't have to be Robert Towne to bake a great screenplay.