The latest Acrobat edition of Animation World Magazine is now online for download this month covering recruiting and jobs. Jan Nagel gets to the root of why and how people transform mundane jobs into fulfilling careers and make transitions in response to changes in the animation industry. Pamela Kleibrink Thompson provides the ins and outs of cutting a killer demo reel, which will help you open door to employment. Marisa Materna looks into the progress of AnimationMentor.com bringing animation education into the comfort of our homes via the Internet. Additionally, Mark Simon chats with some of the industries top agents to find out how to work with agents and how they can help you find work.
In addition, Joe Strike chronicles the long journey OVER THE HEDGE took to make the leap from comic strips to the big screen. Moreover, Philippe Moins turns the pages on the ASTERIX film production history to offer perspective for the latest animated feature, ASTERIX ET LES VIKINGS, moving across European theaters.
In our columns, Dr. Toon takes a psychedelic trip back to the late 60s and early 70s when Saturday morning cartoons rocked. For this months Animators Unearthed, Chris Robinson gets the right prescription with Suzan Pitts EL DOCTOR. In this rah-rah edition of Mind Your Business, Mark Simon discusses the right cheers one can shout to help self-promote their teams success. In this months Animated Scene, Joseph Gilland addresses the reality of paperless animation production, which used to make his blood curdle. Nancy Cartwright returns and shares her observations from her trip to New Zealand with the moral to think big. The Career Coach gives the top tips on turning an interview opportunity into a successful experience.
In reviews, Raquel Benitez Rojas attended the 10-year anniversary of Cartoons on the Bay to witness an important showcase of the best TV animation has to offer. And as always, in Fresh from the Festivals, Taylor Jessen has five new short films reviews.