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Animation Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 23

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.

Effects Headline News

Gnomon Founder, “Avatar” Creature Effects Artist Releases the Making of “Dirge” Video

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.'

Animation Headline News

Ivy Flores Of CalArts Named WIA Animation Scholarship Winner

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.

Screenwriting Blogs

Does Self-Promotion Really Work? Let’s Try It And Find Out

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...

Team Headline News

Cinesite Announces Inspire Internship Program Winners

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.

Blogs

An Interview with Animation Director Bill Kroyer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 23, 2011 at 3:36pm

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.

Screenwriting Blogs

Why Do Many Writers & Artists Hate Self-Promotion?

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!

Screenwriting Blogs

Creative Momentum

Do you write part time?  Do you write for just a few hours a day?  Are you writing a spec screenplay a few days a week or month? If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative you may be losing more time (and creativity) than you think. Let me give you a few suggestions that will help you get a lot more writing done...

Animation Headline News

Animation Mentor Celebrates Its International Community at FMX 2011

Animation Mentor (AnimationMentor.com), the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators, is celebrating its growing international student community as the school continues to teach character animation to aspiring animators all over the world.

Headline News

No Excuses: New Global Campaign to Prevent Domestic Violence and Abuse

Firdaus Kharas, Chairman of Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift launched today a new global campaign to prevent domestic violence and abuse. The campaign targets are adaptation in 73 languages, use in 100 countries, to be viewed by 1 billion viewers.

Digital Headline News

Digital Domain, Florida State to Launch Digital Domain Institute

An innovative public-private collaboration between one of the world’s top digital effects and computer animation companies, the Digital Domain Media Group, and one of the nation’s finest film schools, Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts, announced today the development of a new digital media enterprise to be located in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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