Premiering at The Los Angeles Film Festival last Sunday June 17th, Disney’s "Paperman," directed by John Kahrs and produced by Kristina Reed, is a very sweet short film that embodies Disney’s optimism and romanticism.
Success brings contracts, and contracts bring legalese. To get past the legalese painlessly, you need a good crib sheet and The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers gives you just that.
Learning the basics of animation on your own is very doable. This second of a four part series on the tools of the trade looks at inexpensive, small, and fast storyboarding softwares used for animation.
6 new character posters have been released for the new DreamWorks feature, Rise of the Guardians, set for release November 21, 2012, including the evil villain, Pitch.
This reflection is devoted to the spirit of imagination, innovation, ideation and invention: how these precious values are reflected through the architectural realizations of the country called the “New World”. In my humble perception, something has gotten lost in translation. Are we slipping, losing it?
Madagascar 3 is a great film for kids, using different arrays of color and physical humor to keep them excited while still catering to adults. The visuals can become overwhelming though, and I left the theatre feeling exhausted by the onslaught of images.
Here are a few simple things to keep in mind the next time you decide it’s not worth your time to interview for a job you are not sure you want.
DreamWorks' MADAGASCAR series has always been its attempt to bring a Looney Tunes vibe to animated features. In the third installment, the frenetic pace of classic Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck shorts is turned up to 11. While the series has never produced anything truly inspired, it has delivered entertainment and here Alex and friends get into the entertainment business.
As the week winds down and I find myself craving a simple green salad, I figured I'd share more images from my time at the festival. Formal write-ups will have to wait until early next week I'm afraid, when I've recovered from the jet lag, the lack of sleep and the searing memory of a student film in competition depicting a man being sodomized by an umbrella.
Since I’m finding time so scarce this week, I have not yet finished any of my formal write-ups. So for now, I'm posting some initial images from the first couple days of the festival.
How do we anticipate the future and what will be the role for artistic individuals in its shaping? What kind of creative canvases will the future offer us? How will technology, sciences and their fusion with arts impact our creative powers? How will imagination fit into this brave new world?
A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I POSTED A BLOG ON PRODUCING FILMS BASED ON INDIGENOUS STORIES AND CHARACTERS. I PROMISED TO FOLLOW IT UP, SO HERE IT IS
We often say things to sound prolific, savvy, or with it, but do you know how it sounds to the person sitting on the other side of the desk?
Marvel has been building to this movie ever since the comics company started bringing their heroes to the big screen on their own. Nothing like this has ever really been attempted before. The build up to this mash up includes IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA. Besides the great original IRON MAN, this accumulation is the best of the lot and the best multiple superhero film ever made. For those kinds of films, it has set the new bar much higher.
DRAGON AGE: DAWN OF THE SEEKER, with a screenplay by award-winner, Jeffrey Scott, is now available on Blu-Ray-DVD combo. Read the review.
We know what you want from them, but do you really know what they would like from you? Here are a few rules to apply when crafting or updating your resume that recruiters will notice.
We recently talked to Ashley Gullen, a director at Scirra, who provided a few tips on working with Construct 2.
From our very origin humanity has been striving to unravel and unveil the grand design, the very scheme by which this vast Universe, and all within it, works, and the ingenuity by which it all begun, as well as where it is all evolving to. In this pursuit, as history has shown, we have wasted a lot of time seeing ourselves as unique, the center of it all, the ones around whom everything revolves.
The U.S. Depart of Labor reported yesterday that last month, animation industry employers posted 3,800 really cool job openings, though only 17 were for paid positions.
If you have not changed your job interview repertoire in awhile, try a new approach and ask some tough questions that may put you in the lead to become the perfect candidate.
Seamus, a 33-year old male Irish animator in his prime, captured by authorities while bus touring through Kuala Lumpur in 2007, is one of the reasons hope remains for the Malaysian animation industry.
Last month I asked my readers what their favorite animated series of the last 50 years were. Now the votes are in...