David Sonnenschein, professional sound designer and author of “Sound Design: the Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema” has invited me to co-host a free sound design webinar for animators (all filmmakers are welcome!) on March 17, 2011 at 9:00 am PST / noon EST.
Ric Viers not only creates vast libraries of sound effects, he also shares his knowledge with anyone who wants to create their own sounds.
Josh Bricker’s video “Post Newtoniansim” runs real footage warfare (Iraq?) side-by-side with gaming warfare. But the viewer’s response is the real subject of this film.
There's been a lot of response to my last article. This really interesting challenge just arrived in my inbox. In fact, it’s so strong that I’m publishing it in full. It’s from Janet Blatter, a cognitive scientist, author, and film script and development consultant.
Steven Woloshen creates animation in cars, at work, in airports, on planes… in other words wherever and whenever he has ten consecutive minutes to play. We chatted over bottled water at the Ottawa International Animation Festival this past October, and continued by email after his return to Montreal.
Several years ago I’d heard that Caroline Leaf had moved on from filmmaking and was now painting. I was curious to know what was behind the shift, and even more curious to see her current work. I finally had an opportunity to interview her.
The Drawing Center (in New York) in collaboration with Smart Spaces, the not-for-profit art space that uses vacant store fronts as their roaming venue, is presenting a show of animated shorts called Framed: Drawings In Motion.
They're calling it a "paradigm shift in contemporary art", "a new sensibility in the art of our time". Galleries and their curators are starting to notice animation. It's been a long time coming.
So you wanna watch movies, eh? (Is my Canadian accent showing?) Well, pull up your potato chips and have a sit down...
Could the paleolithic men and women who created rock wall paintings have been the prehistoric ancestors of current animation artists?
To say that Soundwalkers, a fascinating film by director and sound researcher Raquel Castro, sensitives us to the soundscape of our modern world is to minimize its achievement.
The YouTube Play winning entries all have at least some form of animation content. Which tells me that animation's star is rising in the art world.