Abstract animation has its own festival category but how well do we really understand its roots in the world of abstract art?
The Boxtrolls is a charming and quirky film that is a bit less dark and suspenseful than LAIKA’s previous animations, but with the same incredible visual effects.
If you ask a VFX artist what the ultimate goal was with their work, they might respond they would like it to be invisible.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to compare the current Canadian indie animation scene to that of Canadian men’s hockey.
Uncle Sam may be looking for a few good men, but The Humanitas Prize is looking for a few good writers. And you could be one of them!
Counting down to the 2014 VIEW Conference kick off October 14, 2014, we look back at Glenn's 2013 interview.
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.
Counting down to the 2014 VIEW Conference kick off October 14, 2014, we look back at some of the great key speaker interviews from past editions.
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.
Former Digital Domain CEO John Textor is granted a protective order against HologramUSA head Alki David.
Sitting through David OReilly’s digital punk animations feels a wee bit like the non-stop hallucinations of your last journey on mushrooms.
Depression and suicide are at the heart of Signe Baumane’s very personal, poignant and darkly funny new animated feature.
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.
ANIFILM, International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon 2015 is announcing CALL FOR ENTRIES!
6th Anifilm, which will take place in T?ebo?, Czech Republic 5th - 10th May 2015 opens submissions for your films!
Your creations made after January 1st 2014 you can submit now to following categories:
a/ Films for Grown-Ups
b/ Films for Children
Application deadline is set to 15th January 2015.
Please register your film by filling in at online form at vp.eventival.eu/anifilm/2015 .
Laika has done it again - 'The Boxtrolls' takes its audience on a dizzying trip that is at once terrifying and hilarious.
I hope you are having a great summer. I returned this afternoon from three weeks at animation festivals in Kosovo and China and an e-mail was waiting for me from my friends at the KROK festival. We are all aware of the political situation between Russia and the Ukraine and KROK is caught in the middle with their usual government funding sources cut off. They have started crowd funding on two sites to make the festival happen.
I know that animators don't have much money and I don't normally send out pleas for money but for so many years the KROK INTERNATIONAL Animation Festival has given so much to so many of us so if you can give anything to their crowd funding campaign to help the KROK boat sail this year, please do.
The final fund raising date is September 5, so please visit the sites listed below and help if you can
Even if you can only give a few dollars, every little bit will help.
Here are the links to get to the KROK funding sites: