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Blogs Let It Be

By Lisa Kaye | Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:59am

Whether it’s the job market, the economy, your personal life or the fact you can’t stand the commute any longer, whatever is getting under your skin the fact is this to shall pass. When you are ready to call it quits, think about all that is good in your life (even if you have to think creatively), and pull yourself together.

Headline News GOBELINS Announces Summer Character Animation Courses

GOBELINS, l'ecole de l'image, an applied arts, print and digital media school in Paris, is organizing for the seventh time an international summer school to enable students and professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of what makes for successful character animation.

Headline News Imagineer Launches Academic Discount Program

Imagineer Systems, developers of the popular motion tracking and visual effects software, mocha Pro, announced that the company is launching a new discount pricing program created specifically for universities, film schools and high schools.

Headline News Pratt Show 2012 to Showcase Student Talent May 7-10

Pratt Institute, currently celebrating its 125th anniversary year, will be showcasing a host of talent at Pratt Show 2012, which will take place from May 7-10.

Headline News Full Sail Launches Scholarship Fund

The National Flight Academy announced plans to distribute a $125,000 matching scholarship fund made possible by the University of Florida and Full Sail University totaling $250,000.

Headline News Tool Factory Announces Stop Motion Contest

Tool Factory announced the launch of the High Seas Animation Contest at the NSBA Annual Conference in Boston to celebrate the release of “The Pirates: Band of Misfits,” which hits U.S. theatres on April 27.

Headline News Adobe Announces $1M Scholarship Fund

The Adobe Foundation announced it is committing one million dollars to establish the Adobe Foundation Creativity Scholarships – a new global initiative intended to unlock the creative potential of students.

Blogs Screening of Films by Future Unemployed Animators Announced

Eastern Whittier State University will be screening a program of senior thesis films by graduating animation students, almost all of whom will never find jobs in animation.

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 30

Welcome to 2012 with FFAF's very special Valentine's Day Special! Who, what, where, when, why, and how do Joel and Alan love? Then, animator/sculptor/toy-designer Gina Kamentsky joins the talk to discuss found-footage animation, kinetic esthetics, thorns in butts, and her new autobiography, Gloves and Goggles: The Gina Kamentsky Story.

Blogs HOW TO WRITE FOR ANIMATION available again at Amazon.com

My book, How To Write For Animation, has just been released for the Kindle and other eBook formats. Read what Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stan Lee and others have to say about it. 

Headline News John Textor Defends Digital Domain

The VFX industry continues to debate the recent revelation that Digital Domain CEO John Textor intends to fuel Tradition Studios, the company’s new feature animation studio in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with student labor.

Headline News Win a Free Master Class with Eric Goldberg

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) and The Creative Talent Network (CTN) have partnered to offer one complimentary registration in the Animation Master Class taught by one of the world's most talented and revered legendary animators, Eric Goldberg.

Headline News Angry Public Responds to Digital Domain’s John Textor

A public response to the recent revelation that Digital Domain CEO John Textor intends to fuel Tradition Studios, the company’s new feature animation studio in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with student labor.

Headline News ASSIMILATE Offers New SCRATCH Lab Certification Program

ASSIMILATE announced that it has launched a worldwide professional training and certification program for SCRATCH Lab via selected ASSIMILATE Authorized Training Partners.

Headline News Gnomon Workshop Releases Creative Workflow DVD

The Gnomon Workshop releases “Environment Sculpting,” an in-depth look by environment artist David Lesperance at the workflow behind hit titles such as “Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe,” “Tony Hawk: Ride” and the highly anticipated “Halo 4.”

Blogs Imagination Part 2

These days, when technology plays such a significant role in all aspects of our lives, and in much of what we do, there is a strong relationship between “IT” and our imagination: when they are not in balance, technology itself can overshadow imagination and seemingly become the ultimate answer to all. But when they are, technology empowers us, acting as our “magic wand”.

Blogs Your Job Search – 3 Ways to Plug & Play

By Lisa Kaye | Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 3:02pm

When you think about preparing for your job search you might spend all of your time preparing a killer resume and think that is all you need. Unfortunately, a resume is only one tool in helping you present yourself to a prospective employer or a recruiter. Your job search begins with your ability to research, goal-set and prepare yourself – three ways to plug and play to you’re your career forward and find your dream job.

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