While the AniMazSpot 2012 Jury Panel is reviewing the 54 nominees to pick the winners, the rest of the team is keeping busy, working on the festival programs and tours.
Category: Education and Training
I see a lot of TV animation for kids. Sounds pretty enviable, doesn’t it? Well, it is when you stumble upon godsends like the shows Yo Gabba Gabba! Otherwise, it’s a pretty hellish experience being forced to hear god-awful music and watch screaming adult-voiced kids, bad animation, idiotic storylines, and annoying dialogue, writing, and plots that read like they’re were made by a factory of Ned Flanders clones.
I came across this amazing sculptured scene contained within a small, simple box. As I swung open its flimsy doors, it unveiled to me an astoundingly fantastical realm hidden within its tiny confinements. Its thoughtfully choreographed scene bloomed with magical stories exploding with imagination and fantasy. It rightly took my breath away.
Ben Brownlee returns with “Fundamentals of mocha,” including over four hours of HD training videos ; 14 exercises from streaming series available free to all mocha users.
We've posted two-time Oscar-winner Andrew Stanton's (Monsters Inc, Toy Story, John Carter, Finding Nemo and others) commencement address from last month's Animation Mentor graduation. Humor, insight and enthusiasm from one of Pixar's brightest stars.
Parsons The New School for Design announces the appointments of new deans for its School of Art, Media and Technology, and School of Design Strategies.
Noted historian and professor Karl Cohen surveys top artists and educators on what is great animation.
In a four-day master class, Oscar-winning animation director Suzie Templeton gives insight in her creative process and working methods.
Digital Domain Media Group, the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts and the City of West Palm Beach announce the arrival of the inaugural classes of students to their pioneering accredited four-year BFA degree program in Animation and Digital Arts.
Theme is the most important element of any screenplay. It aligns and focuses the plot, subplots, characters and dialogue. It is the Rosetta stone which allows you to translate that great concept you have into a great screenplay. But that’s not all it does...
Paul Mason turned his life-long love of superheroes into a burgeoning career, recently celebrating the release of the fourth issue in his distinctively Australian series “The Soldier Legacy”.
So how do you compete against someone’s relative for a job you know you want? The simple answer is, you can’t.But what you can do is find someone, anyone, cousin, relative, distant neighbor, someone you meet in line at Trader Joe’s or at the car wash and use your trump card to get an interview.
Georgia Tech researchers are developing a way to simulate and control movement of computer-generated characters without a skeletal structure.
Learning animation on your own is very doable. This third of the four part series on the tools of the trade looks at vector based softwares for animation.
Faceware Technologies announced that it is rolling out its Educational Program to educational institutions around the world.
Nothing says you are old news because you have not landed the perfect job unless of course you are beginning to believe those tall tales yourself. Here’s how to avoid becoming and urban legend and make recruiters and hiring managers stand up and take notice.
And so it seems that humanity is loosing appreciation and benefits of simple and pure nothingness, of silence and calm, which come with not being under pressure to talk, to respond, to converse, react, but instead to think and feel, digest and reflect. Why?
The one and only June Foray, voice of some of the most memorable characters in cartoons, will address the Women in Animation LA Voice-Over class on August 5th.
In this animated short created by students at the DAVE School, C-3PO and R2-D2 embark on a rollicking adventure when the Jawas hijack an experimental Mon Calimari starship.
Cloud-based rendering services company Render Rocket announced that it has enhanced its offerings by adding new tools and pricing to its online rendering solution that are specifically designed to ease the rendering burden on students and educational institutions.
It’s not enough to look your best on an interview but being on your toes with a little self-directed stress might just do the trick. Here are a few tips on how to use stress for success.
I recently went to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and looked at dozens of pencil drawings by Gustav Klimt. Surprisingly, I made an interesting mental connection with screenplay outlines: A pencil drawing visualizing what is going to be painted is to an oil what a screenplay is to a film.