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Headline News AniMazSpot Launches Educational Animation Forum

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.

Blogs There’s a Party in my Tummy

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.

Blogs Encounter with Peru Part 1 - Non-Human Storytellers

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.

Headline News Imagineer & Curious Turtle Announce mocha Training Course

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.

Blogs Watch Andrew Stanton's Commencement Address at Animation Mentor

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11:44am

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.

Headline News Digital Domain Announces Start of Inaugural Classes

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.

Blogs THE IMPORTANCE OF THEME IN SCREENWRITING

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...

Headline News Paul Mason Animates an Australian Legacy

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”.

Headline News DAVE School Animates 'The Jawa Adventure' Fan Film

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.

Headline News Render Rocket Launches Education Program

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.

Blogs HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR FEATURE OUTLINE IS DONE?

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.

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