So what exactly have we learned at MIFA? Have we gained something meaningful? I have to admit I need more time to answer such a question, to see if an event of this kind brings along something worth the effort invested into just coming over. After all, if the animation business is about relationships / partnerships, then there needs to be a lot more work done after the event beside the initial quick flirting.
Category: Education and Training
Lightcraft Technology, a developer of real-time visual effects technology for the film and television industries, announced that it is offering free training classes to help filmmakers, production personnel and anyone else who is interested in learning how to use its Previzion VFX system.
Does self-promotion really work? What happens when you promote your writing via blog, Facebook and LinkedIn? Over the past several weeks I’ve done just that. The results are in. Check out this post and find out exactly what happened with my experiment in self-promotion...
It’s not easy to find love, especially if you’re falling apart, stinky and a little bloody around the edges. Welcome to Rotting Hill, where the extinction of humanity has led to the rise of a new species – zombies.
We are in for a revolution and it can’t come too soon - otherwise the young will continue to be inadequately prepared for the rapid changes we are experiencing and which accelerate every year. Who can predict what the world will look like in five years, let alone through multiple career paths unknown territories?
Figuring out what you want from what you don’t want when the choices are not always abundant or exciting, may make you feel like you are forced into a corner without too much wiggle room. When you are faced with the inevitable challenge of choosing a job when the choices are limited, make room for yourself and move the borders. Knowing that there are limitless choices in the Universe of Jobs makes it easier for you not to feel like you are sorting fact from fiction in your quest for your next career adventure.
Animation Mentor (AnimationMentor.com), the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators , today announces six new professional animators.
In the latest excerpt from The Advanced Art of Stop-Motion Animation, Ken A. Priebe shows readers how to bring visual effects to their stop-motion work.
According to last year‘s success the International Academy of Media and Arts (IAMA) is holding the innovative project EAMprofessional in 2011 again.
Spring is the time to get rid of the old to make way for the new. Flowers do it. Birds do it. So why don’t you do it? It’s okay to take stock of what’s not working in your life. But do you ever focus on what is working in your life and do you take it for granted? Purging the past to make way for the new doesn’t mean just going through your closet to see what does or does not fit. Accepting what does not work and heralding what does work makes your career cleanse an easy process.
Fifteen students from colleges and universities around the world were honored tonight (June 11) as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.
Animation Mentor, the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, has released Student Showcase 2011: Back to Basics featuring creative work from its students around the world.
Escape Studios, the leading CG training academy, has today announced two new classroom courses aimed at aspiring VFX artists looking to further their careers.
Ed Hooks (Acting for Animators) discusses the willing suspension of disbelief in theatrical transactions.
Special Guests: RISD Senior Animation Students 2011
Live, from the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating senior animation students take over the show and grill the very Alan Foreman and Joel Frenzer on their animation information. Topics: jobs in animation immediately after school, maintaining your own art practice while working in the studio, secrets of FFAF podcast production, beatboxing, general fears, and the rapture. Refereed by RISD Animation Professor All-Stars, Amy Kravitz and Bryan Papciak.
From the mind of "Avatar" creature effects artist Alex Alvarez, founder and president of the Gnomon school of Visual Effects, The Gnomon Workshop today announced an all-new instructional video for download and DVD formats titled The Making of 'Dirge.'
The Phyllis Craig Scholarship Award Committee of Women in Animation International has announced its 2011 Scholarship winner to be Ivy Flores, a graduate student at the California Institute of the Arts.
I got a huge response to my last post, Why Do Many Artists & Writers Hate Self-Promotion?, including several active discussions on various LinkedIn groups. Self-promotion is a very hot topic! Many of the people who commented on the post talked about their shyness, self-doubts, the unworthiness of their creativity, and other barriers to promoting themselves and their work. One of the biggest concerns was whether or not self-promotion was really effective. Well, let's find out...
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, today announced that it has awarded places on its 2011 Inspire internship program to four exceptional candidates – Luke Armstrong, Ruairi Twohig, Eleanor Bond and Tom Flavelle.
Bill Kroyer, animation director, teacher and one of the board of governors of the Motion Picture Academy, shares his thoughts on the original Tron, where it broke new ground and what impact it had on the computer animation field. He also talks about the new digital animation program at Chapman as well as some of the political issues animation faces within the Motion Picture Academy.
The Times of India reports that thousands of Indian animation students have been left high and dry after several schools promising them jobs have closed.
A funny thing happened on the way to my Facebook page. A handful of professional contacts refused to be my friend, not because they didn’t like me, but because they weren’t on Facebook. The interesting thing was that they seemed to take pride in not being on Facebook. This reminded me of something I’ve noticed over my career, an odd anomaly about many writers and artists: They don’t like to promote themselves. Not a good idea!