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.
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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.
Digital Domain Media Group announced that it will establish a new animation/VFX Studio and Digital Domain Institute at Abu Dhabi’s twofour54.
Last month I asked my readers what their favorite animated series of the last 50 years were. Now the votes are in...
I’m returning from two days spent teaching a program at The Animation Workshop on producing independent animated feature films and the particular challenges of doing so in Europe.
Whether it’s the job market, the economy, your personal life or the fact you can’t stand the commute any longer, whatever is getting under your skin the fact is this to shall pass. When you are ready to call it quits, think about all that is good in your life (even if you have to think creatively), and pull yourself together.
GOBELINS, l'ecole de l'image, an applied arts, print and digital media school in Paris, is organizing for the seventh time an international summer school to enable students and professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of what makes for successful character animation.
Imagineer Systems, developers of the popular motion tracking and visual effects software, mocha Pro, announced that the company is launching a new discount pricing program created specifically for universities, film schools and high schools.
I challenge students to expose themselves, not physically but spiritually. I call upon them to “take the condom off their head”, have an unsafe idea, for life is too short and precious for following in someone else’s steps, make your own path through an untapped space.
Pratt Institute, currently celebrating its 125th anniversary year, will be showcasing a host of talent at Pratt Show 2012, which will take place from May 7-10.
The National Flight Academy announced plans to distribute a $125,000 matching scholarship fund made possible by the University of Florida and Full Sail University totaling $250,000.
“Exoids,” directed by Aristomenis 'Meni' Tsirbas, is the latest film from Gnomon Studios and MeniThings productions.
Tool Factory announced the launch of the High Seas Animation Contest at the NSBA Annual Conference in Boston to celebrate the release of “The Pirates: Band of Misfits,” which hits U.S. theatres on April 27.
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.
The Adobe Foundation announced it is committing one million dollars to establish the Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarships – a new global initiative intended to unlock the creative potential of students.
See how Let’s Go Chipper!, an eco-educational property, uses books, animated shows and interactive applications to teach young kids about character, community and caring for the environment.
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.
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.
My book, How To Write For Animation, has just been released for the Kindle and other eBook formats. Read what Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stan Lee and others have to say about it.
The VFX industry continues to debate the recent revelation that Digital Domain CEO John Textor intends to fuel Tradition Studios, the company’s new feature animation studio in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with student labor.
Luxology is releasing a set of video tutorials for modo 601 hosted by London illustrator Richard Yot.
Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) and The Creative Talent Network (CTN) have partnered to offer one complimentary registration in the Animation Master Class taught by one of the world's most talented and revered legendary animators, Eric Goldberg.