Strong character development is the foundation of any animation, of course, but contemporary animators might run into copyright infringement issues when they borrow heavily from existing characters in other creative properties.
So what is a writer’s #1 creative tool? Experience? Education? Vocabulary? Scriptwriting software? Jack Daniels? It’s none of these. The #1 creative tool of every writer is...
This guy I know...let's call him Elliot... Elliot Cowan. He's a good guy. Aussie living in Brooklyn or one of those places. He sent me songs about balls and heartache last year. Then he mocked me.
When it comes to finding ways to sabotage your career efforts think of how a poor Thanksgiving turkey wound up a sacrifice for the joys of your holiday meal. It’s not so much that you have to be plucked, sucked and tucked to fit into your turkey suit, but what have you done to help escape your fate? Here are five sure fire ways to slaughter your career in any season.
What would Shrek be without his Scottish accent? Can you even imagine it? But not only was the character of Shrek NOT Scottish in William Stieg’s original books, (in fact, his name comes from Yiddish) but Mike Meyers very nearly never got the chance to play Shrek.
Nancy Phelps travels to Changchung, China to attend the The International Animation, Comics and Game Forum.
The issuing reflections are probably the most complex of all of those I have written until now, difficult and troublesome for me to reflect upon and even more so verbalize. Nonetheless, I feel a deep need to face a challenge of distilling and then sharing my personal thoughts and observations on this perplexing topics.
We thank those AWN readers who contributed their thoughts on the passing of legendary Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk.
These are three sentiments we have all felt at one time or another when it comes to how we may feel about our careers.
Should current technologies motivate and dictate new innovative designs or can concept designs inspire novel technologies? Which one is better, wiser, more advantageous in a long run?
Bill talks about plans for animation production expansion in Fuzhou, China.
Question: What are some of the positive responses from celebrities who got skewered on the Celebrity Deathmatch?
Before you turn into a cast member from “The Walking Dead” know that you can manage the loss of your career and let it RIP.
“Rise of the Guardians” is almost as big a flop as “Mars Needs Moms”. What is wrong with this picture? Ed Hooks takes a look and points to significant animation industry trends.
Ed discusses his problems with Wreck-It Ralph as well as the issues of "empathy," "sympathy" and animators as actors with pencils.