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.
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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.
The second day of the convention kicks off with "Advances in Real Time Games," and in-depth talks on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’
The first day of the convention started under the traditional haze of beers downed catching up with friends from the night before...
Other than screenwriting software, all of the writing tools you need are available for free online. Here are the tools I use almost every day while I write or do the business of writing...
Painters start with a blank canvas, sculptors with a blank block of stone and writers with a blank page. Like a sculptor, a writer starts by chipping away the blank page.
The Pimp waxes nostalgically about his early affection for the game of baseball…and shares some baseball-themed animated shorts.
To ignite, liberate and empower imagination to its fullest and most potent we must open our minds and embrace "gravity free & reality independent” thinking.