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Blogs Imagination Part 5

From our very origin humanity has been striving to unravel and unveil the grand design, the very scheme by which this vast Universe, and all within it, works, and the ingenuity by which it all begun, as well as where it is all evolving to. In this pursuit, as history has shown, we have wasted a lot of time seeing ourselves as unique, the center of it all, the ones around whom everything revolves.

Blogs SATIRE: 3,800 Really Cool Animation Jobs Posted in April, Though Only 17 Are For Pay

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.

Blogs SATIRE: Captive Breeding Offers Hope for Malaysian Animation Studios

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.

Headline News Digital Domain to Launch Abu Dhabi VFX/Animation Facility

Digital Domain Media Group announced that it will establish a new animation/VFX Studio and Digital Domain Institute at Abu Dhabi’s twofour54.

Blogs Let It Be

By Lisa Kaye | Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:59am

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.

Headline News GOBELINS Announces Summer Character Animation Courses

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.

Headline News Imagineer Launches Academic Discount Program

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.

Headline News Pratt Show 2012 to Showcase Student Talent May 7-10

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.

Headline News Full Sail Launches Scholarship Fund

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.

Headline News Tool Factory Announces Stop Motion Contest

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.

Headline News Adobe Announces $1M Scholarship Fund

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.

Blogs SATIRE: Screening of Films by Future Unemployed Animators Announced

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.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 30

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.

Blogs HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION available again at Amazon.com

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. 

Headline News John Textor Defends Digital Domain

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.

Headline News Win a Free Master Class with Eric Goldberg

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.

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