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Blogs Production Bloat: How Poor Planning Will Kill Your Project

Even professional productions with big money and all sorts of folks checking everyone’s work can be victimized by poor up-front planning. Don’t make the same mistake on your animation demos! Plan ahead, plan well, and stick to that plan.

Headline News Cinesite Opens 2011 Inspire Internship Program

Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, is now receiving applications for its 2011 internship program, Inspire, which helps develop young visual effects talent.

Headline News Animation Mentor Launches Animals & Creatures: Master Class

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:08am

AnimationMentor.com (Animation Mentor), the state-of-the-art online school for character animation founded by animators, for animators, today announces Animals & Creatures: Master Class, an advanced course on animating quadrupeds, flying animals, and fantasy creatures in a realistic animation style.

Headline News Dragon Age VFX Artist Teaches Workflows For Gnomon

The Gnomon Workshop, the leader in professional training for artists in entertainment and design, has announced a new FX workflows training DVD taught by artist Brandon Young, best known for his work on Dragon Age: Origins.

Headline News ScrollMotion’s Iceberg Kids V.2 Platform Brings New Thomas & Friends™ Story-Inspired Apps to Life

HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children’s entertainment, is expanding its reach in digital entertainment with the launch of a brand new series of Thomas & Friends™ story-inspired mobile and tablet applications by developer ScrollMotion.

Blogs Steven Woloshen: At the Heart of Experimental Animation

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.

Blogs 2010: the year animation oozed out of the entertainment nische and contributed to society!

By David Maas | Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 3:26am

We don't have to travel to some alternative future to look back at 2010 as the year in which animation technologies and talent has spread beyond the film and games industries to make a true difference in education. Its happening now and its pretty exciting.

Headline News NFB Mediatheque Winter Wonderland! Dec. 27 to Jan. 2

The National Film Board of Canada is offering fun, creative and wallet-friendly daily activities for families at its downtown Toronto Mediatheque this holiday season.

Headline News ChampionNAD Contest, Call for votes!

It is with much pleasure that the National Animation and Design Centre (NAD Centre) is announcing its very first viral contest entitled “ChampionNAD”.

Headline News 2011 Edition of CITIA's Forum Blanc in January

2 and half days of information, training, reflection and discussions between professionals for a complete overview of all animation and cross-media issues.

Headline News VES and Autodesk Announce VES Student Award 2011

VES is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its annual Student Award, exclusively sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in entertainment software.

Blogs Creative Problem Solving Pt 1: Discovering originality and Value

By Robin King | Friday, October 22, 2010 at 5:09pm

Creativity is at the core of our personal and collective evolution – whether as individuals or as teams and creative ability is well understood, can be clearly explained. Everyone is capable of creative effort given well-designed training, experiential exercises and reflective practice.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 19

This week's eponymous episode retraces another retro return to the LA recordings featuring Alan inexplicably conversing through Skype and Joel inexpertly wrangling the pre-show mic check. Special guest and expert sperm whale impressionist Scott Aukerman then stops by to discuss the art of writing the sequel of an animated feature before the original is written, the power of star-powered voice-acting, Toy Story 4, why FFAF is his favorite podcast, and how to narrate a picture book.

Headline News Escape Studios, The Mill Launch CG Whiz 2010 Competition

or anyone with a passion for computer graphics (CG) and ambitions to break into the world of visual effects, this could be the lucky break you’ve been waiting for. Today, Escape Studios – Europe’s leading CG academy – in partnership with The Mill, launches the second annual ‘CG Whiz’ competition, to uncover future stars of the CG industry.

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