In a hastily assembled Friday press conference, five of the world’s top animation studios announced that by 2018, all their animated feature film and TV work will be produced by cage-free animators.
Week of 4/27/12- Baby I'm Yours (Irina Dakeva), Excès de Caricature 2007-2012 (Paul Poutre), The power of x (Körner Union/WE ARE Pi), Insect Traps (Markos Kay), Mork (Phil Borst)
It's just a nifty day, as shown here by a nifty storyboard sequence from the new Aardman and Sony film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
With the way the world is rolling these days, despite the decrease in unemployment, how you get and keep the job you want is becoming like an unrealistic game show challenge. But you do have to ask yourself, if it really, really, really was up to you to stand up and deliver in the face of the extreme-do you have what it takes to be shameless?
Studios must do more to curb obesity, as commissary operation costs and productivity losses from afternoon naps are rising at an alarming rate, a group of international health officials are warning.
We've got a nifty collection of model sheets from Aardman's and Sony's new feature, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, which hits the theatres in the US today.
The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) hosts a retrospective the films of Maureen Selwood, in The Imaginary Voyages of Maureen Selwood, April 30th, 2012, 8:30pm
Through the use of a short story, the Animation Pimp delves into the issue of why short films continue to get bigger.
As I came off the stage, an assistant from the Film Council noted that I might not want to use the word “Republic” when speaking of Ireland. “Republic” was a flashpoint because many folks up North saw “Republic” as a claim to the entire island North and South. Some people viewed this as a political tinderbox and a possible killing offense.
To many the “system” is the symbol of oppression, the foe to resist in almost any cause. To us, not understanding something is a challenge that motivates and inspires, it ignites our imagination, makes us restless until, if fortunate, we arrive at an answer, a climax, whether right or not.
There are fundamentally challenging questions that companies will be forced to grapple with as they decide what cloud functionality suits them best. The central issues include security, cost, scalability and integration.
The recent Adobe CS6 program suite preview has generated huge buzz within the software pirate community, putting bootleggers on notice an upgrade to their biggest seller in on the way.
On the heels of their wildly popular digital resurrection of rapper Tupac Shakur, Digital Domain announced they have successfully “resurrected” Disney’s Nine Old Men as holograms with plans to have them co-direct a new animated feature film.
Week of 4/20/12 - The Rifle's Spiral (Jamie Caliri), Seven Legs (Mikey Please), Bermuda (Calvin Frederick), BIG BANG BOOM (BLU), LUMINARIS (Juan Pablo Zaramella)
Eastern Whittier State University will be screening a program of senior thesis films by graduating animation students, almost all of whom will never find jobs in animation.
When it comes to finding and ACCEPTING a job offer we all have our lists. Yes, I’m talking about your Job Deal Breakers. We all have them whether we really ever sit down and list them out or not. So when you're wondering if you should be happy where you are or start thinking about greener pastures, consider your Job Deal Breakers.
Mika Kennedy breaks down the recent Supernatural Con in Burbank and what a fan event means to the followers of such a show.
It looks as if the brainchild of director Luc Besson and the Sesame Workshop will have to proceed without the talents of action star Jason Statham, who this past Friday officially bowed out of a planned preschool animated series based on the Transporter movie franchise.
Special Guest: Dr. Janeann Dill
On this epic-sode, Joel discovers the vast musical range of a rubber band; Alan discovers his lack of interest. Then, Dr. Janeann Dill, physician to the arts, discusses the breaking of art history, animation balm, the deep south, and legendary animation artist, educator, and innovator Jules Engel.
Welcome to 2012 with FFAF's very special Valentine's Day Special! Who, what, where, when, why, and how do Joel and Alan love? Then, animator/sculptor/toy-designer Gina Kamentsky joins the talk to discuss found-footage animation, kinetic esthetics, thorns in butts, and her new autobiography, Gloves and Goggles: The Gina Kamentsky Story.
Bill Dennis talks about important steps in the process of putting together an indigenous feature film production, from story to distribution.
A&E announced it has greenlit production on a new original unscripted real-life series, Animation Festival Jury Wars, a candid look into the vicious and cutthroat world of pre-selection jurying, where back-stabbing, chair throwing, hair pulling and name calling are common.
The Friday Five: Week of 4/13/12 - For the Remainder (Omer Ben David), MATATORO (Mauro Carraro, , Raphaël Calamote, Jérémy Pasquet), Solipsist (Andrew Thomas Huang), Remington Requiem (Jules Guérin), unnamed soundsculpture (Dan Franke, Cedric Kiefer)