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)
The brainchild of two former animators, IOnlyDateAnimators.com has reached a milestone, claiming to have signed up its 45th subscriber after only 6 months online.
When your job world has gone stone cold silent and you are ready to sign it off, there are a few more things you can do to stir the proverbial job pot before throwing in the towel!
The recent success of The Hunger Games has lead to a frenzy of rights licensing for fresh culinary-themed properties as studios try to turn the contemporary foodie craze into the next big formulaic feature franchise hit machine.
Based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling YA series, Gary Ross' screen adaptation has already become a mega hit. The film was supposed to be the next TWILIGHT and it has surpassed it at the box office already. But is it any good? In the categories of story and especially acting, it is certainly better than any of the TWILIGHT films. With its dystopian society and futuristic technology, it tells a compelling sci-fi yarn. But I still have a sneaky feeling that I've seen it before and done better.
Emily Wong, chairman of the Hong Kong Animation Filmmakers Society and organizer of the recent 60 year animation anniversary event at Hong Kong Filmart, shares her take on what animation means to the community.
Animation production in Hong Kong has been around roughly for sixty years. It is not until recently that it has been recognized and appreciated as a respected industry.